Anito: Defend a Land Enraged

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Anito: Defend a Land Enraged
Anito Game Title.jpeg
Game title art
Developer(s)Anino Entertainment
Publisher(s)Anino Entertainment
  • EU / NA: November 20, 2003
  • PHI: November 22, 2003
Genre(s)Adventure, role-playing
Mode(s)Single player

Anito: Defend a Land Enraged is a role-playing video game by Anino Entertainment, an independent video game company based in the Manila, Philippines. It was released on November 22, 2003 for Microsoft Windows.

Anito: Defend a Land Enraged is the first video game that was produced and designed entirely by a team of Filipino game developers. The game also became a turning point that spawned the birth of game development industry in the Philippines.


Players begin with choosing between two characters: Maya and Agila.


Anito is set in the 16th century on the island Maroka in Asia. Maroka is besieged both by internal conflict and armored invaders from a faraway place who are slowly turning the land into their monarch's colony. Datu Maktan – leader of the Mangatiwala tribe and the land's most influential peacemaker – mysteriously disappears, and it is up to his children Agila and Maya to find him and restore delicate peace that their father has kept in balance before conflicting forces tear the land apart.


Anito is the first Filipino-made PC game. Production started in October 2001. After two years of development, Philippine indie game developer Anino Entertainment launched its pioneering project, Anito: Defend A Land Enraged The game was released in US on November 20, 2003, and in Europe on November 20, 2003. In the Philippines it was made available in stores and for online purchase on November 22, 2003.

Development team[edit]

Developer Position
Niel Dagondon Producer and Programmer
Michael Rivero Creative Art Director
Gabby Dizon Designer

Reception and awards[edit]

Anito: Defend a Land Enraged has received average to negative reviews, with a score of 63 on Metacritic[1] and 55.80% on GameRankings.[2]

Anito has won in the category Innovation in Audio at The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival in 2004.[3]


  1. ^ "Anito: Defend a Land Enraged for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "Anito: Defend a Land Enraged for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "The 12th Annual Independent Games Festival – 2004 Finalists & Winners". Independent Games Festival. UBM TechWeb. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2011.