Games Made in Indonesia

Everyone loves games, why don't we make some?

If you are a real gamer, you must be so familiar with the names like Ubisoft, Konami, EA, Capcom, Blizzard, etc. Those American and Japanese developer companies are the huge brands in the game domain. Then, Korean developers has come since 2000s, gives us even more alternatives.

Meanwhile, Indonesia was only a market. Consumers. Spectators. Critics.

This bitter fact made some Indonesian game developers get motivated. One of them is David Setiabudi. He created DivineKids (divinekids.com), an umbrella organization for game developers, in 2004. His effort bore fruits. In 2008, at the Indonesian Games Award, DivineKids was selected as the Favorite Indonesian Game Developer. David was also (controversially) gained MURI Award as the First Indonesian Game Maker.

However, DivineKids has listed more than 90 games with many genre, such as: strategy, RPG, education, puzzles, and even horror. It makes us kind of proud.

Not only in PC Games, Indonesian game creators are also good in mobile or browser games. Search some games on Facebook, you’ll find some words from bahasa. For example Majapahit Online (by Anantarupa Studios), Climb The Pinang (by Agathe Studio), Gado Gado Sibuk (you are a gado-gado vendors who search for customers), Kiri-kiri (you are a driver of public transportation who is looking for passengers), Defend The Monas, Art Of Pencak Silat, etc.

Obviously, you can’t compare those games with the products of world-class game developers. But, at least, this shows that Indonesia can “make”, not only “play”. [with the contribution of Hamdi Rizal, photo from IndoGamers.com]

8 comments for “Games Made in Indonesia

  1. December 1, 2012 at 15:06

    People loves games, from children to adult, from male to female.

  2. December 1, 2012 at 21:50

    Agree. Not “everybody”, only “a lot of”.

  3. Star
    December 6, 2012 at 16:25

    Mas Brahmanto ada email gak? Trims.

  4. December 6, 2012 at 16:44

    brahm @ warungfiksi . net

  5. Star
    December 6, 2012 at 17:01

    Trims Mas for quick response, saya kirim email ya ke situ. Tq.

  6. December 7, 2012 at 16:52

    ane juga pengin jadi writer bro, and lagi nekunin ini profesi :D
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  7. November 8, 2013 at 04:22

    Iya, kita juga punya potensi kok. Developer Indonesia ada banyak, cuman kurang dukungan dari masyarakat sendiri
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  8. November 8, 2013 at 23:11

    Sangat berpotensi. Tapi sering nggak ada lahan yang kondusif untuk mengasahnya.

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