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Mini-Games as Lab Experiments

Some of you might have noticed that we have released a couple of small games in the last couple of months, while some of our bigger dream projects remain in the back burner.

There is a reason for this: experimentation. We did not want to burn resources working on a dream game for years and years, especially with the huge possibility of having only one game to our name and an outdated looking one at that. We’ve all heard of horror stories about game projects taking too long to finish, only to be outclassed by newer games. John Romero’s Daikatana had been one example, and had become a huge learning experience for the game dev legend himself. If you look at YouTube and do a search for “games in development hell”, you’ll find a number of them. (more…)

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Zenaya

Overview

TITLE: Zenaya
GENRE: Puzzle Platformer
RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2015
GAMEPLAY LENGTH: Approximately 10 minutes
PLATFORM: Android
Get it on Google Play playonsenshiweb

Zenaya is a 10-minute experimental mini-game by Senshi.Labs as a means to test the player’s knowledge about Philippine folklore. Think of this game as a visual riddle that you have to solve.

Story: Zenaya’s physical body has been stolen by a Diwata. To retrieve it, she has to pass through the obstacles that the Diwata throws at her. As you control Zenaya, weave your way through puzzles and mythical creatures lurking in the dark by switching to her temporary corporeal form and back.

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