Review: One Upon Light – indie puzzle game from Singapore

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One Upon Light logo
Credit: SUTD Game Lab

At GameStart 2014, Singapore’s premiere gaming convention this morning, I had the chance to try out One Upon Light, the first locally developed game title exclusively for the PlayStation 4 platform.

It’s an ostensibly simple puzzle game, with it’s monochromatic cell-shaded 3D world and very straightforward gameplay mechanics, but as soon as it draws you in, it launches you into one fiendishly clever, addictively challenging and highly frustrating level after another.

Find out more about the game, and how you can get it, under the cut.


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Sony announces Grand Theft Auto V PS4 bundle for Singapore

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GTA V PS4 Bundle
Credit: Play3-Live

Exciting news from GameStart 2014!

This morning, at the official opening ceremony of Singapore’s premiere gaming convention, Mr. Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia, announced that Singapore will be getting the Grand Theft Auto V PS4 bundle, joining Japan and Europe! In fact, we’re going to get the bundle on December 3rd, more than a week ahead of Japan!

But wait, there’s more! Check under the cut for the INSANE extras that come with the bundle.


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Sword Art Online: Lost Song ‘will be for everyone’

The upcoming Sword Art Online: Lost Song will be “enjoyable for everyone”, said producer Yosuke Futami at the GameStart Asia interview sessions held right before the actual event. Based on the light novel series and anime, Sword Art Online already has various gaming adaptations, but it looks like the next game aims to attract even more fans to the series.

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Unbeatable Squirrel Girl to debut January 2015

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 cover by Erica Henderson
Credit: Entertainment Weekly

Ahead of one of the biggest events of the comic book industry, New York Comic Con, this weekend, Marvel has already started their publicity machine running. Earlier this week, they announced via Entertainment Weekly that one of their most interesting comic book characters will be getting their own solo ongoing series for the first time. From the creative team of Ryan North and Erica Henderson comes The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl in January 2015. The titular character, whose alter ego is college student Doreen Green, has enhanced agility and strength, but most importantly, the unique ability to communicate with squirrels!

Don’t write her off too quickly though! Squirrel Girl is also (in)famous for having beaten some of the Marvel Universe’s greatest villains, including Doctor Doom, Thanos and even Galactus (as part of the running joke, most of these were off-panel). But there’s nothing to joke about Marvel’s serious ongoing commitment to creating new titles and diversifying genres.

Find out more about what Unbeatable Squirrel Girl means for Marvel’s future under the cut.


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Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day gets bigger and better!

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Organisers and participants after the event!
Credit: Singapore 24-Hour Comics Day

The challenge seemed straightforward, but it was far from simple – create a 24-page comic in the span of 24 hours. Yet the weekend-long event, which is now in its fifth year, continues to attract more and more participants, both first-timers as well as veterans of previous years. This year, it attracted over 180 participants, with about half of them being students of LASALLE College of the Arts.

Traditionally held on the first weekend of October, this year’s event was open to the public and media on Saturday, 4th October, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Block F of LASALLE. Find out more about how the event went under the cut.


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