[This is a sponsored article with Celcom.]
With the pandemic still going on, many of us stay home, whether it’s to work, study, or play. Some families have found this an opportune time to join through activities and games.
If you are looking for games to play together with your kids or friends, we’ve collected a few that are made locally, so you can #sapotlokal while having fun at home.
A note from the sponsor: To help play together smoothly and #StayConnected, users under the Celcom MEGA ™ Family Line you can get unlimited mobile internet or 30GB of Lightning mobile internet for RM40 per month. Learn more about the plan at the end of the article.
In Claw Stars, you play as a smart hamster on a mission to save some of your fellow animals. As you can guess from the screenshots, it works similar to other claw games you see in the arcade. Move the claw left or right and click a button to get the rewards below.
But instead of stuffed toys, what you get for the prices are gems, coins, animals, etc. The coins can be used to build better habitats for the animals you save from the claw (think of yourself as the claw that saves the aliens from Toy Story). Once you finish building a habitat, you will move on to a new planet, saving a host of other animals.
However, that is not the only interesting game. Some of the claw prices allow you to abduct animals or block other players’ habitats. A kidnapped animal will give you coins, and the player whose animals are kidnapped must pay a ransom to free them.
So if you have some friends or family added to the game, you can play against each other and see who can be the best space hamster. The game is developed by AppXplore, and we have he also reviewed some of his games in the past.
In Ejen Ali: Agents’ Arena, you can play as your favorite agent from the animated series in a MOBA 3v3 (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), similar to games like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valor, and Vainglory.
Each agent has their own abilities and attributes as well. Like other MOBAs, your objective is to fight against the other team and maintain the checkpoints. The more checkpoints you have, the more score you will get. The game ends when a team scores a 100 or when time runs out.
If you are a fan of Ejen Ali and have played MOBA in the past, it is a simple game that can be played with or against friends and family. The game is developed by Common Extract and published by Media Prima.
3. Eximius: Seize The Frontline (PC /Steam – RM51)
For families with slightly older children, Eximius: Seize The Frontline is a mixed-genre PC game, combining elements of RTS (real-time strategy) and FPS (first-person shooter) in one game. It is developed by Ammobox Studios, another local game studio.
In Eximius, you play as one of the officers of the two military factions in the game. The officer mainly experiences the game in FPS: running, shooting and securing checkpoints. The RTS genre of the game only appears when you are selected as a Commander for that round, allowing you to place buildings, build units, and call for help to help your team to victory.
In multiplayer mode, you can create your own lobby to play with family or friends, or fight against bots and other players. You can read our review here for a more in-depth look at the game.
4. Rhythm Doctor (PC /Steam – RM33)
Unlike most of the games on this list, where everything is non-stop action, Rhythm Doctor puts you in the shoes of a hospital intern, in charge of a new medical process. As the name suggests, Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game and can be played with the click of a button. But do not be fooled. The game can get tough, so don’t expect it to be a piece of cake.
There is a wide variety of music genres in the game, ranging from fast-paced EDM to relaxing beats. As for the multiplayer mode, the game allows you to tackle the stories together in cooperative mode or challenge each other through multiplayer battle. The game is developed by 7th Beat Games.
While these games are not made locally or new, we include them here as possible suggestions for family fun. Your kids are probably already obsessed with Roblox, but here are other alternatives that you can enjoy with them.
- Active arcade: While most of the games listed are ones that you can play sitting down, Active Arcade gamifies the exercise experience. You’ll do things like jump and reach for boxes, use your arms to Whack-A-Mole, and squat, without the need for additional equipment, just make sure you have room to move. The game also has a 2 player mode where you, your friends and your family can play side by side.
2. Real butter: Butter Royale is a Battle Royale game, but with an added kitchen twist. The game is only available on Apple Arcade, but if you’ve subscribed to it, it’s worth following. The characters are cute, it’s full of puns, and it even comes with a fan-favorite announcer named Cesar Salads who makes cheesy jokes. The game is fast too, and for security-conscious parents, there is no voice or text chat so your kids are not exposed to unwanted comments from outsiders.
3. Pokemon go: I’m sure you’ve walked into a mall or even walked around a corner before the pandemic happened and seen people clustered in key locations holding their phones throwing pokeballs. Despite being a relatively “old” game released in 2016, many still play it to this day. With the update that allows players to play from home, the whole family can still work together, catch them all, and fight raids. And once we can get out safely again, this game can encourage a little extra exercise in locating gym locations.
Keep the whole family connected with 1 bill
Since many of these games are mobile games, having an unlimited mobile internet plan will keep you playing, streaming, staying safe, and talking to your friends and loved ones without worry.
With the Celcom MEGA ™ Family Line, you can keep up to 3 of your subsidiary lines connected and be on the same unlimited mobile internet plan for RM40 per month.
qualification: To be eligible for the monthly RM40 Celcom MEGA ™ Family Line, the main line must be on a Celcom MEGA ™ plan of at least M Pass in RM98 and above.
With RM98 / month, the main line can get Unlimited Mobile Internet or Lightning, and 3 family lines are eligible for the RM40 Celcom MEGA ™ family line.
The Unlimited Family Line will grant subsidiary lines Unlimited mobile internet With a maximum of 5GB of monthly hotspot. So if you have spotty home internet, just use your hotspot for games or uninterrupted streaming.
Regarding LIGHTNING Family Line, mobile Internet has a limit of 30GB per month, but you will have a fast and uninterrupted connection, which is perfect for mobile gamers.
|Unlimited family line||LIGHTNING Family Line|
|unlimited Internet||30 GB of Internet LIGHTNING monthly|
|5GB Free Monthly Hotspot||–|
|Unlimited calls to all networks||Unlimited calls to all networks|
|0.20 RM per SMS to all networks||0.20 RM per SMS to all networks|
|RM40 monthly commitment per line||RM40 monthly commitment per line|
The Celcom MEGA ™ family line is customizable too. So if one of the family members needs a LIGHTNING Pass instead, they can choose to do so, while the rest continue with the Unlimited Pass for their Netflix binges.
If everyone is on the unlimited family line, no one has to worry about running out of data in the middle of the week.
At the end of the month, the main line with 3 subsidiary lines will only have to pay RM98 + RM40 + RM40 + RM40 = RM218. You can get unlimited mobile internet, unlimited calls to all networks, and more. This may be a more affordable deal compared to putting everyone on your own line.
- For more information on Celcom MEGA ™ Family Line, click here.
- Read the plan’s FAQ here.
- Read what we have written about Celcom in the past. here.
Featured Image Credit: Media Prima / AppXplore / 7th Beat Games