It’s really cool, Indonesia dominates Southeast Asia, as the country with the most games released on Steam. So far, there have been 256 titles that have visited the platform made by Valve.
Quoted by GameStation from X/Twitter Virtual SEAsia, Thursday (11/1/2024), Indonesia has always filled this top position over the past few years. If you look at the brief data shared by Kris Antoni, Founder and CEO of Toge Productions, it turns out that since 2019 local games in Indonesia have been leading.
Even the number of games launched each year has quite a difference, when compared to countries in Southeast Asia. The countries in question are Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Brunei.
Continuing, in second place is Thailand which is experiencing rapid growth. They managed to catch up with Singapore, which usually overshadows Indonesia every year, regarding the release of games on Steam.
A total of 158 indie games have been released in Thailand. Meanwhile, Singapore is in third place with a total of 134 games they have presented.
The following is a detailed ranking of countries in Southeast Asia whose games are released on Steam:
1.Indonesia – 256 games
2.Thailand – 158 games
3.Singapore – 134 games
4.Philippines – 92 games
5.Malaysia – 80 games
6.Vietnam – 40 games
7.Brunei – 7 games
8.Myanmar – 5 games
Unfortunately, Virtual SEA does not provide information about Indonesia’s ranking outside Southeast Asia. Maybe because their focus is only on collecting data on indie games in this region.
Even so, of course this is proof that the gaming industry in the country is growing. Plus various achievements that have been obtained by local game studios.
In 2023, local games entitled A Space for the Unbound by Mojiken, Rendezvous by Pendopo Creations, and Unplug by Goldlime Studios won awards at Level Up KL.
For A Space for the Unbound, it successfully won the Best Story Telling title. Unplug won in the Audience Choice Award category. Lastly, Rendezvous won two awards at once, namely the Grand Jury Award and Best Visual Art categories.
If you are curious about what Indonesian games are on Steam, you can visit this link: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/25278687-Virtual-SEA-Games-from-Southea. Virtual SEA has collected it into several parts.