Postknight, the immensely popular game from local developers Kurechii, has been listed on Google Play’s list of Best Games of 2017. With many other entries from countries like USA, Japan and Hong Kong, Postknight is the only game on the list to come from a Malaysian developer.
Makers of other popular titles such as Tiny Guardians and The King’s League: Odyssey, Kurechii’s addictive pickup-and-play game (which released earlier in 2017) is a triumph, earning a near-perfect 4.8/5 rating on average based off more than 100,000 reviews.
The game has also received widespread critical acclaim such as winning the Grand Prix International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) Southeast Asia, and being listed in the Android Excellence list for Fall 2017.
Earlier in the year, some of us at Vulcan Post reviewed the game and had an incredibly fun time.
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An RPG side-scroller with a cutesy cartoon artstyle, gamers play as a “Postknight”, a glorified version of a postman tasked with delivering mail and saving innocent souls along the way. Check out our review here.
We’ve reached out to the folks at Kurechii and will update this article with their statements once we receive them.
Update: Lydia Ho of Kurechii told us,
“The team is thankful and proud that Postknight is selected to be one of Google Play’s Best Games of 2017, as there are so many games that have been published this year. To have our game recognised like this is a huge thing for us, especially since game development is still not a common career in Malaysia.”
“Being awarded by a well-known entity like Google will help to raise the awareness of Malaysian-made games and we hope that it will inspire more Malaysians to pursue or check out our local game efforts!”
“Honestly, Postknight’s performance does exceed our expectations. It is Kurechii’s first free-to-play mobile game, so we didn’t really know what to expect. Still, we had the intention for it to be simple yet fun and game; and hoped that it would reach a lot of players and introduce them to Kurechii’s games.”
Meanwhile, if you haven’t yet played Postknight, do yourself a favour and check out the game here.
Feature Image Credit: Kurechii