PART 2: Made In Malaysia — Epic Video Games From Our Own Backyard

Here are more Malaysian video games that you should check out.

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Video games are the next big thing in Malaysia as more and more talented individuals are contributing to the burgeoning industry

The country is experiencing rapid growth in the video game industry with policies set to accelerate industry expansion and the education sector incorporating video games into the syllabus. It's up to us to support the local video game industry to ensure its continuous growth.

Here are some of the best Malaysian-made games that you should check out:

1. GigaBash

Developed by Passion Republic Games, Gigabash is a Malaysian-made multiplayer brawler game that brings together iconic characters from various pop culture universes to battle in dynamic and destructible environments. The game emphasises fast-paced action and strategic combat, offering players a diverse roster of characters with unique abilities to choose from.

The latest update includes beloved characters from the Ultraman series, such as Ultraman, Ultraman Tiga, Camearra, and Alien Baltan.

The game is available on Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and the Nintendo Switch.

2. Simulacra

The Simulacra series is a found-phone horror game developed by Kaigan Games. Players step into the shoes of a detective tasked with uncovering the truth behind a series of mysterious disappearances linked to a strange digital cult. Using a lost phone as their primary tool, players must navigate through messages, photos, and videos to solve puzzles, interact with characters, and make choices that impact the outcome of the story.

With its immersive gameplay and realistic simulation of a smartphone interface, Simulacra offers a unique and suspenseful gaming experience that keeps players on the edge of their seats.

Now available on Steam, Google Play Store, and Apple App Store.

3. Postknight 2

Developed by Kurechii, Postknight 2 is a role-playing game where players take on the role of a young adventurer tasked with delivering goods and messages across the kingdom of Kurestal. As a postknight, players must navigate through various environments, battle monsters, and complete quests to level up and improve their skills.

The game combines elements of action, adventure, and simulation, featuring a charming pixel art style and an engaging storyline. With its accessible gameplay and addictive progression system, Postknight 2 offers a delightful gaming experience for players of all ages.

Now available on the Google Play Store.

4. The Company Man

The Company Man is a side-scrolling action-adventure game developed by Forust Studio. Players assume the role of Jim, a corporate employee on a mission to uncover the truth behind a mysterious accident at his workplace. Armed with an arsenal of office supplies-turned-weapons, Jim battles through hordes of robotic enemies and confronts powerful bosses as he progresses through the game's levels.

With its retro-inspired art style and humorous storytelling, The Company Man offers a unique and entertaining gaming experience that combines action-packed gameplay with satirical commentary on corporate culture.

Check it out on Steam.

4. Malice

Malice is a two-player puzzle game developed by Nimbus Games, inspired by escape rooms, featuring exploration and teamwork in a Japanese horror setting.

Play with a friend as two travellers explore a mysterious temple in modern-day Japan. After an earthquake traps you underground in a sinister mansion, you must navigate its dark corridors, uncovering secrets and avoiding terrifying inhabitants. Separated from your partner, communication and cleverness are key to escaping the mansion and surviving its horrors.

Malice is available on Steam.

5. Short Creepy Tales: 7PM

Developed by the indie studio Cellar Vault Games, Short Creepy Tales: 7PM captures everyday life in its unique art style. The familiar sights, such as the nostalgic building commonly seen throughout the Klang Valley, Grab riders loitering, and the ubiquitous Myvi, enhance the sense of realism and unease.

Short Creepy Tales: 7PM unfolds during Ghost Month and revolves around three children's experiences as they try to befriend a mysterious new neighbour. The game's distinct visuals are inspired by paper effigies traditionally burned as offerings to the deceased, adding an interesting touch to the storyline.

The game is now available on Steam under the new title Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM.

Which Malaysian-made video game are you interested in trying?

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