Toge Productions has announced the recipients of the Toge Game Fund Initiative ( TGFI ), their fund aimed at helping the Southeast Asian game development scene.
They announced 6 winners of the grant today, with all 6 of the recipients of the TGFI money will also receive mentorship from Toge Productions, whose most recent game is the critically-acclaimed Coffee Talk.
That being said the entries aren’t closed yet, so more studios aiming to get their games funded can still do so via the Fund website.
Here are the 6 currently announced recipients:
“Project Darma” by Anoman Studio, Indonesia
A fast-paced action game about a hitman’s vengeance quest to kill the gangster leaders in modern Indonesia.
“Ngopi Yuk!” by Uniqx Studio, Indonesia
Based on the Webtoon comic “Ngopi, Yuk!”, this game tells a story about a traditional coffee shop in Indonesia, specifically in Pontianak, West Borneo. What makes it unique is that there are hundreds of coffee shops that are always filled with people of many generations.
“Project Descent” by Kotakoren Games, Malaysia
A real-time tactics strategy game set in a fantasy SEA-inspired world. Manage your warriors and achieve victories in battle!
Project Angkara” by Trimatra Interactive, Indonesia
A Hexen-inspired retro FPS set in a dark fantasy South East Asian mythology where you try to stop the never-ending cycle of life and death using the power of time.
Secret Life of Dorian Pink” by AmberLimShin, Malaysia
Secret Life of Dorian Pink is a narrative RPG where you try to save your boyfriend Basil from Hell by making questionable choices, gaining allies, and making doughnuts explode
“Sunset Satellite” by Twilight Foundry Games, Malaysia
Sunset Satellite is an atmospheric emotional 3D interactive fiction that talks about growth and acceptance.
The TGFI program is a prototype fund that provides funding of up to USD$10,000 to help indie developers and studios within Southeast Asia turn their game ideas into a playable MVP prototype or a vertical slice with no-strings-attached, developers retain ownership of their IPs and do not have to pay back the funds.
The program is intended to give Southeast Asian game developers a safety net to experiment and validate their ideas which otherwise would be too costly and risky to do so.