Mediasoft releases mobile sepak takraw game

  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016

More to come: Players will be able to unlock additional teams and venues as the game progresses.

You can now play sepak takraw as a mobile game with the newly released Roll Spike.

Developed by local games development house Mediasoft Entertainment, the mobile game is also claimed to be one of the first to feature the popular South-East Asian sport.

Users can easily perform kicks, passes, headers, blocks and special roll spike attacks by simply using the on-screen directional pad and button controls system which have been optimised for mobile.

The game also feature a number of playable and unlockable teams such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and Philippines, as well as different stadiums to play in.

The company said that more teams and venues will be added in future updates.

“I love sports games but the market is dominated by popular Western sports such as football, basketball and tennis,” said Mediasoft Entertainment managing director Havene Liew.

“We wanted to create a game that is not only enjoyable but reflects our local culture, which we did with Li-Ning Badminton Jump Smash. We hope that Roll Spike will not only be successful as a game but will also shed light on the sport as a whole,” he said.

Known by different names such as sipa in Philippines or simply takro in Thailand, sepak takraw is quite similar to volleyball.

However, instead of a regular ball, it uses a rattan ball and relies on players using their feet, knees and chest instead of their hands to play. 

The game is now available on Google Play store and iOS in South-East Asia and the company indicated that a global launch will be coming soon.

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