High Five Video Games from Southeast Asia

by Harvey Llamosa
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Southeast Asia is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the world. With its rich history and culture, it is also a perfect setting for a video game story.

One of the key points of people loving video games is the story unfolding as you play the game. Here are the High Five video games based and set on the Southeast Asian culture and history:

Mamayani (Philippines)

Mamayani features the story of Filipina heroines during the American and Japanese occupations.

This educational RPG will let you dive into the rich history of the Philippines during these dark times. You need to finish quests, form parties, fight the enemies in turn-based combat, collect items and gears, and a lot more. You also need to make important decisions that can affect the ending of the game, so be careful!

Mamayani was developed by Meam Genovana and Crown Patalinghog. Try and download the game here.


She and the Light Bearer (Indonesia)

A point-and-click adventure, She and the Light Bearer was based on the myths of Ibu Pertiwi or the Indonesian Mother Earth. The player will play as Firefly and help her find her Mother. You can explore the beautiful Indonesian forestry as well as the Indonesian music playing.

The highly-rated game developed by Mojiken Studio is now available at Steam. Learn more about the game here.


Home Sweet Home 2 (Thailand)

Thailand’s brand of horror is really scary and what do you think will happen if this is translated into a video game? Home Sweet Home 2 gives just that, a crazy, creepy, Thai horror game. You will play Tim as he searches for his missing wife and encounters a mysterious Thai dancer.

The game by Yggdrazil Group is now available for download on Steam.


My Singapore City (Singapore)

Want to know more about Singapore, the gateway to ASEAN? Try My Singapore City. It is a memory tile-matching game featuring iconic and popular landmarks in Singapore. Collect, discover, and learn more about the iconic landmarks once you obtained it in the game.

It is available for download on iOS and Android devices.


No Straight Road (Malaysia)

Created by the Malaysian-studio Metronomik, No Straight Road is an action-adventure music game with a touch of Malaysian culture. One of the key highlights of the game is when Mayday and Zuke need to face the main villain in a form of wayang kulit, a traditional shadow puppet show in Malaysia.

The game is now available for purchase on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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