GameDaily Connect: Indie Prize Asia 2019 Finalists, Asia (Part 1)

The Indie Prize Finalists coming to GameDaily Connect Asia offer many unique play styles, touching stories, and special experiences. Here's the first batch we're spotlighting from Asian developers.

We're a little over a week out from GameDaily Connect Asia 2019, so it's time to start looking over the wonderful works of talented indie creators coming from across the world for a chance to win the various awards at the Indie Prize showcase. 

With a staggering amount of entries from Asia, we'll be highlighting those over the next few days. Here is the first slew of sharp games all vying to win the Indie Prize!

Love Choice

Developer: AkabaStudio

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC 

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Do you know what love is? This game is trying to give our answer. This game encourages people to have a sensitive and gentle heart. LoveChoice is an interactive visual novel where we try very hard to make every choice in our stories be meaningful and reasonable. Every choice can make a difference in this game and lead to different endings.

Focus Plants

Developer: Shikudo

Country: China

Platform: iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Focus Plants is a gamified app to help people manage their time and focus on the important things in their life. Players set a timer and they can't exit the game until the session ends. They are rewarded with raindrops which are used to discover over 200 cute plants and other game objectives.

Colloc

Developer: Pazolab Studio

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

As the color elf, every colloc has its own different energy. Using their energy, they can fission and merge, and players can use this ability to solve puzzles and explore interesting gameplay. There are 6 entire unique chapters and 60 different challenging levels for you to explore. And there are so many fun elements that can pique your curiosity.

Eno's Umbrella

Developer: OldFather Studio

Country: China

Platform: Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Eno’s Umbrella is 2D platform action mobile game. We amplified the air resistance experienced by the umbrella cover in the game to make it a pivot in the air. Therefore, a series of controls can be achieved in the game including gliding, rotating in the air, pulling/pushing the character upward/backward, and so on. Meanwhile, we designed lots of interactable elements and obstacles in game levels to maximize the function of the umbrella. The game control is not as usual as other mobile games. We tried to use level design to help players gradually master the use of this magic umbrella to help Eno fight through all difficulties.

FoodieClans

Developer: Weazm

Country: China

Platform: iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

FoodieClans is a game to manage your clans. FEATURES: Build and customize your town. Unlock new buildings by upgrading headquarters. Gold is the key resources for you to move on. Producing & synthesizing items.

TLADOTDO

Developer: Kraken Squad

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

This is a horizontal version of the game features the end of the waste soil as the background to decrypt the game. The player controls the protagonist to use a limited number of props to break through various levels to escape the factory.

The Rule of Land: Pioneers

Developer: Horgee Game

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

This is a survival game. The background is set at the deterioration of human living environment, forcing humans into the underground city to survive. 50 years later, some radicals think that the surface has been restored to a survivable state, so the organization returned to the surface. Surviving to the end can win the game. The game pursues a very real survival experience and strives to restore all the survival details of the real wilderness survival! 

Rhythm Fighter

Developer: echo games

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Rhythm Fighter is a musical side-scrolling action roguelike game. In this game, every move must follow the beat! You can fight monsters, loot items, make builds, and explore randomly generated levels set to dynamic techno music.

Eastern Exorcist

Developer: wildfiregame

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Eastern Exorcist is a stunning 2D side-scrolling action RPG set in a fictitious oriental worldinfested with vicious demon monsters. Play as a skilled exorcist, battling against chaotic evil to fight your way through the brutal world and experience unforeseen entanglements of complex beings.

Bright Bird

Developer: Six Plant

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Bright Bird is designed to be a seamless side-scrolling world full of challenging puzzles. Begin your exciting journey to find the bright bird to save the world!

Pirates Outlaws

Developer: Fabled Game Studio

Country: China

Platform: iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Pirates Outlaws is an indie roguelike card game. Play cards and build your deck to get the best combos! In Pirates Outlaws, pick a character with a pre-made deck. Explore and manage your expedition to get more gold and reputation. Manage your deck and ammo to defeat enemies' strategy in a turn-based combat system.

Paper Dolls Original

Developer: Beijing Litchi Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Country: China

Platform: PS4

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Paper Dolls Original is a first-person horror adventure game with a background in Eastern culture. A depressed patient, Yang Ming-Yuan, was in a car accident and separated from his daughter. When he awoke, he found himself in a deserted ancient mansion of the Qing dynasty. To find his daughter and escape from this place, Yang Ming-Yuan must explore the gloomy mansion and reveal its secrets.

A Tale of Love

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Developer: Curi Games

Country: China

Platform: iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

The old world is destroyed by a sudden catastrophe. Now it’s a new era - an era that has high information technology but low quality of life due to the depletion of resources. No one knows when the end of days will come, but surely, it will come.

In order to develop science and technology, people have almost abandoned all literature and art because they are “useless”. But there are still a group of stubborn people who are collecting antiques that remain in the A.D., trying to restore the magnificent old culture and bring a glimmer to the desperate world.

Metal Revolution

Developer: NEXT Studios

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Metal Revolution is a cross-platform cyberpunk fighting game, that is easy to pick-up with deep competitve gameplay.

Unheard

Developer: NEXT Studios

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

What if you could hear every word spoken at the scene of a crime? “Acoustic Detectives” wanted for testing our new device! Return aurally to crime scenes and use the voices you hear to identify potential suspects and solve the mysteries. What is it that’s connecting these seemingly unrelated cases? 

Biped

Developer: NEXT Studios

Country: China

Platform: PS4

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Biped is a co-op action adventure game with a strong focus on moment-to-moment collaboration between 2 players. 2 little biped robots will walk side by side and embark on a brave journey into ancient ruins, tropical forrest, and cliffed valleys, looking to accomplish their mission on planet Earth.

In The Shadows

Developer: PlayBae

Country: India

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

In The Shadows is a one-of-a-kind puzzle platformer in a world of shadows filled with deadly obstacles and creatures. Its core mechanics include: interacting with real world objects to use their shadows to solve tricky puzzles; playing with the shape, size, and angle of the shadows to find multiple solutions to a level.

The gameplay will be supported with a deep narrative that would revolve around the journey of a girl named Bella who is living her memories in the form of the shadows of her younger self in her old house. In Bella’s journey to her memories, you will get to experience the story of the family from Bella’s perspective, beautifully witnessing both her dreams and her regrets.

Phigros

Developer: Pigeon Games

Country: India

Platform: iOS

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Phigros is a "laneless" music game with dynamic judgement lines and four different types of notes, bringing you a refreshing rhythm experience like never before! With more than 25 high-quality tracks of various genres licensed from musicians around the world, Phigros will immerse you in aural delight. Each track comes with beautiful cover art drawn by our talented artists which fits and enhances the song's mood. Also a feast for the eyes!

Be sure to come back next week as we highlight even more of the Indie Prize Asia finalists!

GameDaily Connect Asia 2019 will take place in Shenzen, China (November 10-12). You can register right here.

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Joel Couture is a freelance writer for Gamasutra, CGM, Siliconera, and Warp Door, and constantly writes about indie games at IndieGamesPlus. He has written books on UnderTale, P.T., and Friday the 13th, and can be found endlessly rambling about games on Twitter at @Joel_Couture.

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