Singaporean company IAH Games, one of the leading game publishers in Southeast Asia has partnered with Singaporean game developer Daylight Studios to release a new mobile role playing game (RPG) entitled Conquest Age.
The new game will be first made available to users in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Mr. Roland ONG, IAHGames Group CEO said the company was happy to partner with Daylight Studios and that it anticipates the game will be well-received by the 37 million gamer base in Southeast Asia. He adds:
Rapid advances in wireless technology have made mobile devices the next frontier in digital gaming. The global mobile gaming business is poised to reach $12 billion revenue in 2013 and it is expected to grow further, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) report in June 2013. In 2012, there were 800 million portable devices used for gaming, and this figure will jump to 1.2 billion devices by the end of 2014. Because of the rapidly growing number of mobile phone and tablet users, we see great potential in mobile games. We are optimistic of making Conquest Age the next Asian blockbuster game.
Daylight Studios’ Co-Founder and CEO Mr. Don Sim also added:
With IAHGames’ long standing success and experience in S.E. Asia region, I am well assured that they are the best publishing partner to launch Conquest Age in this region. The Daylight Studios team has dedicated the last 14 months to Conquest Age and I am most proud of what they have accomplished. When a game looks and feels this good, you know that a passionate and meticulous team is behind it.
The Southeast Asian region’s continuously growing smartphone market and extensive marketing power is what Conquest Age is banking on aside from its impressive game content. Conquest Age will be joining the ranks of IAHGames’ catalogue which includes the successful _Counter-Strike Online_, _NBA 2K14_, and the recently launched _Grand Theft Auto V_.
The fantasy world of Conquest Age
Conquest Age is a free-to-play fantasy RPG for the iOS that lets players take the role of a soldier destined to unite seven warring regions. There are currently three playable characters that players can train and develop according to their play style. Conquest Age boasts of a fast-paced and skill-based battle system with fully-animated, hand-painted character animations and special effects. Aside from weapon specializations and skill trees, players can also improve their character through weapon forging and building different war machines. While playing with friends is an option, you may also go to war against other players from different parts of the world. There are also weekly tournaments in the player-versus-olayer (PvP) Champions’ arena. According to the following trailer for Conquest Age, the game will be released around the fourth quarter of 2013:
(Edited by Josh Horwitz, Steven Millward)