Posted January 27, 2014 by Tony Tuason in Gaming

Pinoy Developer of Mobile Game ‘PRETENTIOUS GAME’ Wins Awards

Pinoy independent game developer Bari Silvestre (Keybol Games studio), who hails from Pampanga has been creating games since 2010 and has made over 40 games with Flash/Web-Browser and Mobile platforms. Last December, together with French video game publisher BulkyPix, they released Silvestre’s ‘Pretentious Game‘.

Clever, intriguing, touching, Pretentious Game surprises by the depth of its narrative. Powerful story about love, the title explores the sense of loss and (re)discovery of the other. Between each platform and each riddles, many levels of understanding are possible. Pretentious game features many satisfying aspects that should delight the fans of indie games.

Pretentious Game has won the Director’s Choice Award at last year’s Casual Connect at San Francisco, and has even represented the Philippines at the Tokyo Game Show. Silvestre has also done talks in Angeles University Foundation in Pampanga, and in College of St. Benilde during 2013’s Philippine Game Development Festival (PGDF). The game has garnered a lot of positive reviews from TouchArcade (4/5), PocketGamer (8/10), Google Play (4.5/5) and Metacritic (77%). It has recently hit a milestone of 200,000 downloads, a feat that Pretentious Game has achieved among Pinoy indie games. To top all of it, Silvestre created this game over theweekend, beat that!

What Pretentious Game also uniquely does is it uses it’s interface with the storytelling. Players control a Blue square, in which they set out to capture the heart of the Pink square amidst obstacles and puzzles. It’s a simple yet beautiful game which integrates love and poetry into the game structure. It may not have great graphics or eye-catching visuals, but when you start playing this game, you’ll definitely understand the distinction of independent games from the rest.  Check out some screenshots below:

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