In January 2017, Google has initiated an interesting contest for Indonesian game developers called Indonesia Games Contest. In this contest, Google searched for Android games from Indonesia which have a big potential to local market. The contest’s goal is Google wants to help Indonesian game developers to reach more gamer in Indonesia’s Google Play Store.
After months of searching for the best games, finally Google held an awarding night on Wednesday, 26th April 2017. From 15 finalists, Google with help from some local judges, such as Narenda Wicaksono (Indonesian Games Association/AGI), Andi Suryanto (Lyto) and Neil el Himam (BEKRAF) had chosen three games that become the winners. Here’s the list!
Vimala: Defense Warlords (Masshive Media)
Vimala: Defense Warlords took the third place in this competition. Masshive Media describes Vimala: Defense Warlords as an RPG Turn Based for mobile, which is inspired from Brigandine. The main objective of this game is to search for the true ruler in the entire kingdom. In the beginning of the game, you will be faced with a country which consists of several parts, where every part has its own castle. Your success to become the ruler in that country depends on how you use the resources and hero you have.
This game uses turn based fighting system that put the player in up to 8 vs 8 battle in one arena, where in a party you can have four units in the front line and four units in the back line. Masshive Media gives three different modes for you to play, such as Skirmish Mode, Dungeon Mode and PvP.
Download Link: Vimala: Defense Warlords
Tahu Bulat/Round Tofu (Own Games)
The runner up is Tahu Bulat from Own Games. This is a blockbuster game which already had reached more than 5 millions download since it was released in 2016. This game has also got some achievement last year, such as from International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) South East Asia, and become Indonesia’s Game of The Year in Game Developer Award.
Tahu Bulat is an idle/clicker game that puts you as a round tofu seller. You must tap the screen rapidly to gain more and more money. As you are progressing, you can upgrade your facility and the tofu’s price, so you can still gain money although you close the game (idle state). Own Games are currrently preparing the sequel called Tahu Bulat 2, that you can pre register in Google Play Store from today.
Download Link: Tahu Bulat
Warung Chain: GoFood Express (Touchten Games)
And the winner is, Warung Chain: GoFood Express from Touchten Games, Jakarta! In this game, you can train yourself to be a foodpreneur by serving your hungry customers as good as you can. This time management game presents a lot of local foods that you usually found in local stalls, for instance bakso Malang, fried fish, fried chicken and martabak.
This game also utilize a platform called KadoSaku. With this platform, you can play the game and collect the points. And then, you can exchange the points with digital of physical rewards, such as marketplace’s vouchers, movie tickets, and even gadgets!
Download Link: Warung Chain: GoFood Express
Congratulations for all the winners!