Rescue Quest Gold is a path-based scrolling match-3 game based on our own successful Jewels of Cleopatra franchise, in a completely different theme: a magical fantasy adventure game featuring two apprentice magicians as they make their way to a wizarding school and discover that fairy creatures called Spritelings have been kidnapped and trapped by an evil sorcerer.
Can you introduce yourself or your studio (or both)?
Boomzap Entertainment is an independent game development studio and we’ve been making games since 2005 from the comfort of our homes all over Southeast Asia. We are a purely virtual company, and have no plans of having a physical office ever! We’ve made over 45 games for multiple platforms including PC, Mac, Wii, iOS, and Android.
What makes your game unique?
Rescue Quest Gold combines classic match-3 elements with strategy as you create a path for your avatar by matching the right tokens in order to reach the cage, and complete other level objectives such as finding keys, defeating enemies, or racing across the map. It has an adventure storyline set in various regions with unique terrain obstacles and various enemy types roaming across the board. Aside from powerups, you can also strategize using spells that you can learn as you reach the higher levels.
Why should your game win an award?
Rescue Quest Gold adds something new to the genre that match-3 players would love. It’s also the type of game that non-casual players would enjoy, because of the depth and tactics the path-based scrolling mechanic offers. Roaming enemies and various obstacles add another layer of challenge, and players would have to carefully plan out when and where to use their spells and power-ups. Even with this aspect of strategy, the game remains casual and fun, with its enchanting characters and whimsical soundtrack. Rescue Quest was one of our first self-published projects since 2013, and it was a studio-wide effort to get this game to where it is now today.
For those who don’t know Rescue Quest Gold, can you give us one sentence to describe your game?
Rescue Quest Gold is a magical match-3 adventure with a tactical path-based scrolling mechanic remastered into a premium game.
Can you give them 3 reasons to vote for Rescue Quest Gold?
1.) If you’re a casual puzzle player, you’ll love this colorful tile-matching game with its magical storyline and whimsical soundtrack!
2.) If you’re a hardcore gamer, you’ll also love the challenge of making tactical matches and discovering the solutions to each level!
3.) Supporting Rescue Quest Gold means supporting Southeast Asian game development – it is a game made by developers from different countries across the region, including Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. We’ve even localized the game to most SEA languages!
Anything else you would like to say to the world?
Please check out Rescue Quest Gold and the rest of Boomzap games! Hope you’ll vote for us in the 2nd IMGA SEA!