Ear Uy, Cambodia’s first game designer

Ear Uy, Cambodia’s first game designer

At the age of 30, Ear Uy is Cambodia’s first game developer. His ASVA the Monkey puzzle game for iPhone – in which players help cartoon monkey Asva find his way home through a series of mysterious worlds – has found its way into thousands of Cambodia phones.

But prior to creating ASVA, Uy had little experience developing apps or games. He graduated from the National University of Management in 2003 and then pursued a master’s degree in international business at Pananasstra University.

After graduating, he tried his hand at numerous business ventures. All proved unsuccessful, he says, because none made use of his true passion: computer games.

He and his partners have now successfully created Santa Game and Good Man Quiz, in addition to ASVA, all available for iPhone, iPad and some androids.

Uy says he spent about six months creating ASVA, his most popular app yet, and is hopeful about the future of gaming in Cambodia.

“Since creating games is new for us, all constructive criticism is welcome,” he said, adding that he is currently working on producing several new games.

MOST VIEWED

  • Hun Sen rejects ‘rift’ rumours spread by ‘stupid gangsters’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.

  • Huge 3.5-tonne ivory haul seized in capital

    Working with US officials, Phnom Penh Autonomous Port has uncovered almost 3.5 tonnes of elephant ivory hidden in a container, the US Embassy in Cambodia said on Facebook on Saturday. A tip-off provided to the General Department of Customs and Excise by a US Fish and

  • EU ambassador to Cambodia: Rights a ‘work in progress’

    The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom. The EU marked

  • Assembly passes amendment to Political Party Law Article 45

    The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties in a move that could pave the way for former senior opposition leaders banned for five years to return to the political stage. As expected, the 115 ruling