ARIZONA SUNSHINEArizona Sunshine is developed from the ground up for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Step in the midst of a zombie apocalypse as if you were really there, freely move around and explore a post-apocalyptic world, and handle motion-con-trolled weapons with real-life movements - putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling and satisfying than ever before.
Vertigo Games has partnered with Intel to create the most intensive VR experience possible. When played on a PC powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor, Arizona Sunshine’s physics and particle systems bring skull-splitting head shots, severed limbs, wind and water effects, destructible environments, and an array of background detail never before seen in VR.
Game website: http://arizona-sunshine.com/
BLACK FOREST HAMA third-person co-op adventure for two on PC built on the Unreal engine. Play cooperatively as a hamster duo to complete quests, explore environments and combat enemies using teamwork, dodging, blocking and various types of melee. The world's story is communicated through non-player characters, quests and environmental exploration for an engaging but challenging experience.
Developer: Lake Washington Institute of Technology - Neon Tower Consortium
Game website: http://neontower.com/index.htm
COLLIDALOT | *Audience Choice Award*
Collidalot is a competitive mix of spaceship sumo wrestling and tony hawk rail grinding. Star ships grind on gravity rails and smash their opposition out of gladiatorial arenas over the cracked remains of their home planet.
Developer: Grunka Munka Games from AIE Seattle
Game website: https://grunkamunka.com/
CHURCH IN THE DARKNESSIn the late 1970s, the charismatic Isaac and Rebecca Walker lead the Collective Justice Mission. Labeled radicals and feeling persecuted by the US government, they relocate their followers to the one place they believe they can create a socialist utopia: the jungles of South America. But relatives left behind in the US become worried: what exactly is going on at this compound in the jungle?
The Church in the Darkness combines unique narrative with tight top-down action-infiltration gameplay in an open-ended environment. Play how you want - you can avoid detection completely, take on the guards using non-lethal methods, or kill anyone who gets in your way. But you'll have to live with the consequences of those choices. Every playthrough offers unique gameplay scenarios and story elements, with different character personalities and a shifting narrative told through investigation and action.
Developer: Paranoid Productions
Game website: http://www.paranoidproductions.com/church/
ELLIOT QUESTElliot can’t die—but he’s still running out of time. In Elliot Quest, the victim of a rare curse must find a cure before he’s transformed into a demon. Explore a vibrant open-world filled with hidden secrets and mysterious Guardians that can help cure Elliot's curse of immortality. Throughout this adventure you'll collect countless abilities and spells, quest through 5 dungeons and defeat 16 unique bosses along your way to unlocking multiple endings.
Developer: PlayEveryWare & Ansimuz Games
Game website: http://www.playeveryware.com/
ELSINORE | *Most Unique Game Award*
Elsinore is a narrative adventure game based in the world of Shakespeare's Hamlet. In Elsinore you play as Ophelia, a young noblewoman of Denmark, who awakes from a terrible vision: in four days, everyone in Elsinore Castle will be dead. To make matters worse, the vision has inexplicably thrown her into a time loop. Forced to relive the same four days over and over again, Ophelia must learn to survive in Elsinore, doing everything in her power to change the future.
Developer: Golden Glitch Studios
Game website: https://elsinore-game.com
FIDELITY: THE PERFECTION FORMULAFidelity: The Perfection Formula is a mind-bending 3D first-person physics-based puzzle game. Harness the power of gravity to rearrange your environment and advance through a lethally challenging maze. Interact with and learn about a fellow prisoner, and your captor. Choose to side with one of them, or stay on your own. Help, hurt, or ignore those around you; the choice is yours, and so are the consequences. Make meaningful choices and be held responsible for your actions with multiple possible endings. Who will you trust? Will you be able to escape the maze, or prove yourself worthy of learning the final revelation?
Game website: http://www.symbollogik.com/fidelity-the-perfection-formula.html
Navigate a dangerous and never ending wave in this surfboard-based one-button arcade game!
Developer: neocade LLC
Game website: http://globalgamejam.org/2017/games/flippy-board
HUE ME, BABY!Dating in full color! Go on a date and win their heart through the many frequencies of love!
Developer: Sticky Biscuits
Game website: https://stickybiscuits.itch.io/hue-me-baby
INFINITE SCUBAInfinite Scuba is a relaxing, beautiful video game that enables players to experience the mystery and serenity of scuba diving in real-world locations. Players do what real divers do - collect branded scuba gear, identify wildlife, find artifacts, and take photos to share with friends, while learning about dive science and the local culture, history, and environmental issues. Now available on Steam Early Access for Windows/Mac and Oculus Rift VR.
Developer: Cascade Game Foundry, SPC
Game website: https://www.infinitescuba.com/
INFINUT MATHinfinut Math is comprehensive and fun suite of apps with proven efficacy for children in grades K-2. It teaches concepts with virtual math manipulatives, gently guides students with adaptive audio and visual cues, motivates students with engaging, interactive games and supports intervention using real-time student reports
Game website: http://infinut.com
INVOKERinVokeR is a one versus one wizard dueling game for VR platforms. Challenge your friends in strategic magic combat, casting spells to turn the tide of battle!
Developer: 8th Shore
Game website: http://8thshore.com/games/invoker
LORDS OF NEW YORK | *Best Artwork Award*
Lords of New York is a 1920’s Poker RPG. You play Vince, a mobster and poker player who is has been ordered by “the boss” to earn a spot in, and win, the underground poker competition — Lords of New York. To accomplish this, you travel around New York City, completing quests, doing deeds both bad and good, getting yourself in and hopefully out of some sticky situations. Most of all, you play lots of poker.
Being an RPG, you complete quests, level up and gain poker talents. These talents focus around abilities such as cheating, intimidation, reading players and hand probabilities. Think Boardwalk Empires meets Rounders, set in the year 1927.
Developer: Lunchtime Studios
Game website: http://lordsofnewyork.com
PHANTOM BRIGADEPhantom Brigade is a Turn-Based, Tactical RPG, focusing on in-depth customization and player driven stories. Outnumbered and out-gunned, lead The Brigade through a campaign to retake their war-torn homeland.
Developer: Tetragon Works
Game website: http://tetragonworks.com/
PLANNET | *SIGC Finalist*You are Commander Red, charged with the most sacred of missions: make all the other planets red! Opposing you, through endless galaxies and stars, are the most foul of opponents: Commanders Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple. What odious, unsightly colors. Just thinking of them makes your vision go... red. Your journey of chromatic conquest begins now!
PlanNet is an approachable, quick, yet deep RTS. Things move fast, but twitchy reflexes are not rewarded! Instead, players must calmly direct their units, and respond organically to the evolving playfield. Enemies become allies, allies become enemies, and the player must adapt and take best advantage of these shifting alliances. Plus, really, really big explosions!
Developer: Unpretentious Games
Game website: http://www.indiedb.com/games/plannet
PLAYRIGHT MEDIA - EMOTOPlayRight allows anyone to create animated 2D, 3D and 360 degree animated videos, using VR controllers and your own body movements instead of tediously building and moving objects using traditional animation tools. Animated videos can be made on the spot in minutes instead of weeks
Developer: Playright Media
Game website: http://playrightmedia.com/
PRIDE & PREJUDICE ILLUMINATEDPride & Prejudice Illuminated enhances Jane's Austen's classic novel with games, puzzles, creative activities, and historical context to delight new readers and hardcore Janeites alike.
Dress up Elizabeth and Jane Bennet for their first encounter with Mr. Darcy, solve a Regency-themed crossword puzzle, or play Vingt-un (the Regency version of Blackjack) at Lucas Lodge. Enhancements unfold organically within the novel and are non-interruptive. Switch between reading and playing without losing your place or your progress, or go directly to unlocked games and activities. Collect charms and fill up your portrait gallery as you read the book. Create crafty artifacts and illustrations to save and share, and much more.
Developer: Minerva Interactive
Game website: https://www.facebook.com/minervainteractive/
RIVENSDALE ACADEMY TACTICS CLUBIn the winter of 1981, Rivensdale Academy, an elite Northeastern boarding school, implemented a strange program to dissolve those student clubs it found "unfit for greater society". As the D&D players behind the Tactics Club, try to survive, keep the club together, and find out the secret behind Rivensdale Academy.
Developer: EVC Games
Game website: http://evcg.io/
SLAY THE SPIRESlay the Spire is a rogue-like deck-builder where you battle monsters while crafting a powerful deck of cards.
Developer: Mega Crit Games
Game website: https://megacrit.com/
TALES OF LUNEATales of Lunea has been built from the ground up with Virtual Reality in mind, and by utilizing Unreal Engine 4.14 coupled with HTC’s Vive we have combined a stunning game environment with intuitive motion controls. Tales of Lunea seeks to provide a co-operative, multiplayer experience where you can explore the world of Lunea with friends via instanced dungeons and open world navigation. As the player progresses in experience they will unlock new class abilities, enhanced equipment, and of course, shiny coins.
Developer: Lake Washington Institute of Technology
Game website: http://talesoflunea.com/
TANK TO THE SKIES | *SIGC Finalist*Tank to the Skies combines the frantic group combat of Towerfall with a kiss of Rocket League’s physics-based finesse. Players fight for dominance as colorful tanks in bright, playful environments. By positioning their tanks strategically and pulling off skillful shots, pilots can perform spectacular jumps, spins, and tricks, soaring through the air and raining deadly mortar shots on their foes.
Developer: Topstitch Games
Game website: http://www.topstit.ch/
TINY BUBBLES | *SIGC Winner - Best Overall Game Award*
Tiny Bubbles is a new kind of organic puzzle game using the physics of soap bubbles. Real-time gameplay allows you to mix and pop bubbles by matching colors and building dynamic combos. Rescue bubble-bound creatures. Be careful of the bubble-blowing fish, who might help or hurt you. Solve carefully-crafted puzzles that will test your cleverness. Over 150 levels, each with unique goals and challenges.
Developer: Pine Street Codeworks
Game website: http://pinestreetcodeworks.com
UNEARNED BOUNTY | *Audience Choice Award*
This be Unearned Bounty, a multiplayer game for up to eight players. In this game, you and your mateys do battle with pirate hunters, trade ships, and each other to be crowned King of the Pirates! Only the pirate worth their salt will take the title, but gettin’ the edge with upgrades to make yer ship faster and more powerful never hurt! So, do ye have the stones to be the most infamous pirate on the high seas, or are ye on a one way trip to Davy Jones’ locker?
Developer: Extrokold Games
Game website: http://extrokold.com/unearned-bounty/
WORDZAP-RD | *SIGC Finalist*WordZap is one of those super-fast Word Games that lends itself to exciting online tournaments. We have completely rewritten it for the modern era and are planning a new series of tournaments with cash prizes starting Wednesday.
To liven things up, we plan to combine WordZap with a Jeopardy-like game (code named WordZap-RD) that tests you on the meanings of the words you play. To reduce cheating, we have added another program that records and lets you play back critical matches. WordZap runs on Window, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android devices and even on the latest Xbox – and it’s free. Come sign up today.
Game website: https://wordzap.net
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