The Straits Times
Published on Nov 02, 2012

First S'pore-created PlayStation 3 game to hit stores


In a first for the gaming industry in Singapore, a local start-up has produced a game exclusively for Japanese electronics giant Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) console.

The game, Page Chronica, was developed by Red Hare Studios at Nanyang Polytechnic with the support of Sony Computer Entertainment Asia (SCEA) and the Media Development Authority's (MDA) Games Solution Centre.

Describing it as a cross between Scrabble and Super Mario Bros, Red Hare Studios game designer and art director Ho Qing Xiang said the action game has players form words out of scrambled letters to progress through levels.

The game can be played singly or with a friend, and is targeted mainly at children aged 10 to 14, as well as parents who may play it with their school-going children.