Tribeca Festival 2023 today announced its official games program, celebrating the convergence of games, entertainment and culture. This year’s program includes seven selections that demonstrate the potential of storytelling and innovation through interactive experiences. Each selection is a candidate for Tribeca Games Awardwhich rewards an unreleased game for artistic storytelling excellence.
The program includes the world premieres Of The Expanse: A Telltale Series, prequel to the TV series that puts players in the role of Camina Drummer, played by the actress Cara Gee; Of Stray Godsa role-playing musical that tells a story of hope, of self-discovery and forging one’s own path, and of Nightscape, an atmospheric adventure game inspired by ancient Arab astronomy.
He has declared Casey BaltesVice President of Games & Immersive of Tribeca:
“This year, Tribeca’s games selections feature creators who explore identity, emotion and a sense of place through their games. We are proud to highlight a range of cultural perspectives with exceptional artistry and storytelling by voices from around the world that will captivate audiences and stick with them long after the experience is over.”
Festival-goers will also be able to attend special gaming events and talks, including the special screening Of Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worldsdirected by Glen Milner and produced by Ben Hilton, which takes viewers on a journey into the creative mind of Hideo Kojima, one of the most iconic video game designers. The screening is followed by an extensive Q&A session with Kojima. Telltale Games will also host a panel“Exploring Deep Space: How Telltale and Deck Nine created Expanse Stories in an Interactive Medium” for an in-depth discussion of key factors in capturing the right mood and tone for The Expanse: A Telltale Series.
These are the titles competing for the Game Awards at the Tribeca Festival 2023:
— A Highland Song (UK) – Developer: inkle Studios
— Chants of Sennaar (France) – Developer: Rundisc – Publisher: Focus Entertainment
— Despelote (New York, Ecuador) – Sviluppatore: Julián Cordero, Sebastián Valbuena, Gabe Cuzzillo, Ian Berman, Niall Tessier-Lavigne – Publisher: Panic
— Goodbye Volcano High (Canada, United States) – Developer & Publisher: KO_OP
— Nightscape (Qatar) – Developer: Mezan Studios
— Stray Gods (Australia) – Developer: Summerfall Studios – Publisher: Humble Games
— The Expanse: A Telltale Series (United States) – Developers: Deck Nine – Publisher: Telltale Games
Below the official tweet showing the titles for the Games Awards, remembering that the festival will be held from 7 to 18 June.
This year’s lineup features SEVEN selections that demonstrate phenomenal storytelling and innovation through interactive experiences. https://t.co/Ovbkl2BEeX pic.twitter.com/kWxwMF8zK4
— Tribeca (@Tribeca) May 11, 2023