Lost Castle Takes Player’s Choice Award at GameStart Asia 2016

Author Iain Garner
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GameStart Winning

Wow! When we decided to attend GameStart Asia our only goal was to meet cool developers in Singapore, show Lost Castle off at one of SEA’s most popular games shows, and generally have some fun. It never occurred to us that we would take home one of the shows two coveted prizes! The People’s Choice award was voted for by the gamers themselves and it is truly humbling that they chose Lost Castle to receive the award!

We were really pleased with how the convention went and much like EGX before it, we had a lot of amazing players who kept coming back again and again. Perhaps the coolest thing about GameStart was the number of parents who came with their younger children.

Gamestart trophies

At first I thought it was the children who wanted to come but in almost all cases it was the parent introducing the child to their hobby. My personal favorite moment was when a mother and son sat down and as I began explaining to her she just looked up and said “don’t worry, I got this.” And she did!

As well as showcasing our game we got to check out Gears of War 4, witness the intimidating talent at SEA Esports Championship, and share a stage with upcoming indie horror game Stifled! My only complaint was the air conditioning but that seems to be Singapore thing! Advice for any showcasers is to bring a sweater, because you are going to need it!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisers of GameStart Asia, in particular Elicia Lee, and the wonderful people of Singapore who made our stay comfortable and made the showcase worthwhile.