Five Games Created By Thai Game Studios That Are Worth Trying
The video game industry of Thailand is on the rise!
With the rise and popularity of various app stores and a growing interest from foreign countries in Thai game development talent, and emerging Thai game studios are being empowered to produce quality content for the audience all across the globe. Few games are gradually getting a foothold in the international market, with Thai game developers finding resources, talent and the guts to aim for international releases of their games. We rounded up some of the most interesting video games created by Thai Game Studios that you must check out. Here they are!
Stylista (PC), from Sandbox Global
Though Sandbox Global has not yet started largely promoting its first social game, the number of users is rising steadily for the fashion-themed game and a Thai version is already up as well! Stylista is a social game that lets the player explore the world of art, fashion, and design. The game allows you to dress up your avatar, travel to different destinations to shop for new clothes, and design your own apartment.
Spot the Differences from Sanuk Games
Though ‘spot the differences’ might be a very popular concept, Sanuk’s Spot the Differences is one of the most fun and polished versions on the entire planet. And best of all, it’s free to play using Google Play. The Bangkok-based studio is mostly known for its outsourcing work that involves bringing popular mobile game titles to platforms such as the Wii and the Playstation 3. Sanuk Games has worked on and released over 40 titles to date.
Biology Battle (PC & Xbox 360), from Novaleaf
Novaleaf is one of the most renowned game studios in Bangkok and has been around for a while. Though most of its work, much like most other Thai game studios, revolves around taking on outsourcing jobs, it did experience a breakthrough hit with its game Biology Battle on the Xbox Live Indie Games service for the Xbox 360 and PC. The game was initially planned to appear on the more established Xbox Live Arcade platform but was refused for resembling another title. An astronomical amount of $100,000 was spent for its creation, which makes it the most high-budget XBLIG title to date.
Cube Raider from Gamesquare
You have to give it to the guys from Gamesquare for coming up with one of the most original 3D puzzle games ever. The game blends a bit of action with a lot of puzzling in 3D cube worlds where you have to fill holes, move boxes, and sometimes fall off the side to get where you need to be. The game also has a free ‘Lite’ version for everybody to try.
A.R.E.S. (PC), from Extend Interactive
Their flagship title until recently being the Ares, is a 2.5D side-scrolling, action platformer for the PC. The game received good reviews from eminent game websites like IGN and PC Gamer US. The game features a cute character called Filo and his band of misfit clones. Together they attempt to save a world that is being threatened by an ancient, malevolent evil.
Go ahead and try these games to find out which one can get you hooked.