The local gaming scene is on the rise. Filipino game studios are stepping up to the plate with promising games that seem appealing to even an international audience. Of course, games with such quality take to develop, but with teasers and demos already out, local fans can’t wait to get there on the finished products. If you’re a Filipino gamer who seeks quality Pinoy-made games, be sure to keep these upcoming titles on your radar.
Shots Fired is a sniper simulator game being developed by Chryse. Here, you play a photojournalist who reverts back to his assassin days to seek revenge on his wife’s killers and daughter’s kidnappers. Each round sees you tasked with picking out your intended target from a crowd. Visual clues will be given in order to narrow down your choices. You have the option to take photos as well.
While there are already multitude of sniper games out there, Shots Fired distinguishes itself with its retro pixel graphics and heavy pop culture references. The game is set for a 2019 release date.
Project Xandata by Secret 6 is a skill-based, online multiplayer first-person shooter set in a world that blends science fiction and Filipino folklore. Here, players are given choices for their play styles and appearance and are also able to enjoy different game modes. It’s clear that this game has influences from popular FPS titles, but the developers have also shared in interviews how Mega Man was a huge inspiration.
Secret 6 plans to build an esports community around the game. There is no release date for Project Xandata yet but the team has already been showcasing early builds in various local conventions.
If you like fast-paced gun battles and sword fights between mechas, Indigo Entertainment’s Garrison: Archangel is a game for you. Siliconera highlights the game’s deep mecha customization, which allows players to experiment with different armaments and body parts in order to create their desired build.
Meanwhile, the combat system involves dodging, parrying, and using build abilities in a hectic match that could span up to 4 players. The arena could either be a traditional stage or a trap-filled battleground that adds more challenges to the match. There is also a custom game mode where players can set the rules, stats, teams, and other options.
Garrison: Archangel is currently on Early Access on Steam.
Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?
Ranida Games is currently working on a fighting game that features characters inspired by real Filipino heroes. Called Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi, the game also adds mythological elements and a few twists to each character’s background. Once finished, Bayani Ka Kakampi will be hailed as the Philippines’ first locally made fighting game.
Furthermore, the game will join the numerous other titles worldwide that shine the spotlight on iconic regional figures, whether they are mythical or historical. If the game does well in sales, perhaps the country’s national heroes will receive more popularity on an international scale. This may prompt other states to spawn games featuring the Philippines’ characters. Take a look at online games, which feature icons from Scandinavia, Ireland, and other parts of Europe. Titles here like Hall of Gods, Plenty O’Fortune, and Jackpot Giant pay tribute to figures that originate from different parts of the world.
The Ranida team has been demoing the game in conventions since 2016. But they will finally release its early access build on Steam early this 2019.
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