Casual Connect: Indie Prize London Finalists, Asia & Oceania

As we continue to shine a spotlight on the great developers coming to Indie Prize, we're now turning our attention to the Eastern Hemisphere.

We're continually amazed by the great talent submitting their games to the Indie Prize showcase. At Indie Prize during Casual Connect London (less than two weeks away), we'll be hosting indies from across the globe. If you missed previous entries in this series, don't forget to peruse the finalists we highlighted from North America, Latin America, and Western and Eastern Europe.

Next up, we move the spotlight to take a closer look at the games at Indie Prize from Asia and Oceania. Check them out below.

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?

Bright Bird

Developer: Six Plant

Country: China

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Bright Bird is an adventure game (seamless side-scrolling sandbox) which includes many challenging puzzles and allows you to experience poignant love and huge conspiracy. You can choose the female role “Yao” or male role “Xuan” to begin the dangerous journey. You need to find bright bird (four-eye bird) and solve the problems of air pollution.

Last Regiment

Developer: Boomzap

Country: Singapore

Platform: Windows PC

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Last Regiment is an upcoming fantasy-themed strategy game with simultaneous turn-based multiplayer and single-player campaigns following the story of a Portellan named Olivia, set in a post-apocalyptic world with Dragoons, Artillery, Orcs, Pirates, Chainsaws, and more! Form regiments of heroes and units from various factions, lead them across hex-based maps, and fight your enemies for control over all the lands and structures. Last Regiment also allows players to design their own levels through its built-in map editor.

Eternal Cannon

Developer: CapPlay

Country: China

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Eternal Cannon is the perfect combination of idle tapping and tower defense, offering a unique experience with exceptional style. Eternal Cannon takes the idle incremental game style that players have come to know and love, and stretched the limits of what they can be.

Pocket Family

Developer: Kooapps

Country: Philippines

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Pocket Family is a free-to-play simulation game that tasks players to fix, customize and refurnish an old mansion back to life. To refurnish a room, players have to play over 400 challenging match puzzles, which will reward them with stars and coins. Stars can be used to clean rooms, repair broken walls or floors, and replace old furniture. Coins can be used to buy boosts, lives, and best of all, invite new characters to the mansion. Each character has a specific personality and interaction with the player, and they also have a power-up related to them which can help the player solve the match puzzle. There are tons of cute characters to get to know and collect in the game.

BOMBARIKA

Developer: Street Lamp Games

Country: India

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Developer: Teapot Games

Country: India

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Developer: Fleon Labs

Country: India

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

The pastures are green and the day is warm. Shepherd Hazel Woof is grazing her sheep peacefully. What could go wrong on this bright sunny day? Little does she know, her sheep could be ambushed at any moment. Poacher Alex McCunning has been luring her sheep to traps he’s made. Fortunately for Hazel, Alex gets spotted and she can now take action. Will she be able to defend her sheep or will Alex steal them away? The fate of the sheep is up to you to decide. Take control of either of the two characters and prepare for a shepherding duel with your opponent.

Wingy Shooters

Developer: PigCell Studio

Country: Vietnam

Platform: iOS, Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Wingy Shooters is an endless, multi-directional sky shooter arcade game. Endlessly fly and glide, dodge the bullets, shoot the enemies and stay alive as long as you can! Features easy and intuitive control, huge bosses, and random environment with each play. Get your wings ready!

Star Dream 

Developer: Instant Click Inc.

Country: Hong Kong

Platform: Android

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Star Dream - galaxy adventure & getting stars is a puzzle game with multi-stage levels, multi-game props, challenging puzzles and elegant graphics. Solve the problems you meet and complete the levels to collect stars. The journey won’t be too easy, but some props and tricks will help you.

Symposium of Grief

Developer: T-Dog eXtreme

Country: Australia

Platform: Windows PC, Mac

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

You play as Ghost, a sad friend who is missing half their heart. In order to find it, Ghost must complete a series of crucial quests around town, which will allow them to complete a sudoku puzzle that will certainly lead to the other half. There’s like, also some hotdogs and belly lint…

Pico Tanks

Developer: Panda Arcade

Country: Australia

Platform: iOS, Android 

Nominated by: Indie Prize judges

Pico Tanks is a cute and energetic 3v3 tank mobile game packed with explosions, crazy weapons and abilities, quirky customisation, and insane online multiplayer mayhem! Nobody will be able to resist these cute little tanks and their cartoonish world. Customise your own unique tank from thousands of possible combinations by selecting a base, a weapon, a number of special abilities, and a diverse selection of cosmetic items. Every battle will feel worthwhile as players gain experience, unlock new game content, and collect new components for their tank.


Be sure to come back throughout the week as we highlight even more Indie Prize London finalists!

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