You can now play the Pinoy games of our childhood—sipa, tumbang preso, and dodgeball, among others—through a 2D computer game developed by a student from Ateneo de Naga University.
Paulo Arnante, who is taking up B.S. Digital Illustration and Animation Major in Game Development, created “One Last Game,” which is rendered in 16-bit graphics that could remind players of the retro games of their youth.
The single-player game follows a kid named Danny whose family is about to move to the city. In a bid to settle scores, say goodbye, and have fun with his friends before leaving, the protagonist plays a bunch of Pinoy street games.
In tumbang preso, for example, the same mechanics remain. As one player guards a tin can, you must throw slippers at it to knock it over. In dodgeball, on the other hand, you must avoid getting hit by two players on either side as they throw a ball at you.
According to early reviews, the game is short but is enough to send you on nostalgia lane, reminiscing about days spent playing on the streets with other children from your neighborhood.
Arnante presented “One Last Game” as his senior project and defended it before a panel two months prior to its release. A prototype of the game is available to download for free on Windows computers.