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New video game in development inspired by Philippines

A new adventure video game from 10 developers based in the Philippines is under development and possibly nearing completion.

Polychroma Games released a teaser trailer for its upcoming PS5 game, Until Then.

The indie game producer says Until Then’s premise is inspired by Filipino lifestyle and culture.

Spin reports there are references to such popular companies in the Philippines such as Jollibee and landmarks like the light rail train station Katipunan.

The Inquirer reports anyone interested in previewing Until Then can download a demonstration here. One reviewer said the download took just 10 minutes.

“Until Then is a choose-your-own-adventure game I never thought would capture my attention,: wrote reviewer Dale Arasa for the Inquirer. “Yet, its unique Filipino setting and carefully unraveling plot made this action gamer stick through until the end of the demo.”

According to PhilStar, tiny details give the game a Filipino-feel with designs from Filipino locals and mini-games that showcase local culture.

“I like to think that putting our experiences into a video game as high-school students is sort of like sealing them in a time capsule, to be discovered and rediscovered over time. Also, it’s to make our mark and bring Filipino representation to video games,” said Until Then director Mickole Klein Nulud.

No word yet on a release date, but the game has been in development for four years and is expected to be released this year.

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