Gaming is now more widely accepted in the Philippines as its industry is flourishing. Apart from gamers, many Filipinos have also become more interested in creating and developing their video games.
There are several upcoming games developed by Filipinos to look forward to in the next year or so. Here are our top picks:
Good Knight by Team Good Knight
Influenced by Super-Hexagon, Castlevania, and Touhou, Good Knight is a one-button bullet hell game rich in Philippine mythos with a touch of Greek’s like Dante’s Inferno.
It features smashing visuals and original metal soundtracks. Those who like bullet-hell games like Touhou, fused with shooting, rhythm, and puzzles, then look no further.
There’s no demo yet, but it will be released around the fourth quarter of 2020, so it’s only a matter of time!
Ruinarch by Maccima Games
Want to become an evil overlord? Play Ruinarch, a simulation sandbox game with a narrative that you control by spreading rumors, unleashing monsters, and wreaking havoc on a massive scale.
You get all the tools you can ever want to play with people’s lives and cause mayhem!
It’s currently in its early access, available on Steam on sale at only P404.95 in a limited time. Express your wickedness and get to know what it feels like to dominate the world with Ruinarch.
BAYANI by Ranida Games
Bayani is one of the rising Philippine indie fighting game to date with our country’s history, culture, and mythology.
The game features a combo of 2D fighting and full 3D graphics, alongside simple six-button controls similar to long-standing and popular fighting games like Street Fighter and Dark Stalkers. You get to main characters inspired by real-life national heroes!
Bayani is in early access, but it already comes with various features so far, costing you only P399.95.
Perfect Gold by Yangyang Mobile
Yangyang Mobile, known for its horror visual novel The Letter, comes up with another compelling storyline.
Perfect Gold would be your best bet to look for a lesbian visual novel set in a magical city and features two former frenemies who tried to escape detention to celebrate at a festival.
You will play as both of these characters and explore the magical town the game offers while getting another chance at love and friendship.
It’s currently in Alpha Demo, which you can download for free on Steam. The game will soon be released sometime soon this year!