That Dragon, Cancer de Ryan Green e Josh Larson, USA
"That Dragon, Cancer is an adventure game that acts as a living painting; a poem; an interactive retelling of Ryan and Amy Green’s experience raising their son Joel, a 4-year-old currently fighting his third year of terminal cancer. Players relive memories, share heartache, and discover the overwhelming hope that can be found in the face of death."
The Witness de Jonathan Blow, USA
"the point is the magic that happens in the player's mind when he understands the subtle things that the mazes are saying - because the mazes aren't just puzzles, they are lines of communication that aggregate, become more complex and eventually say surprising things" Jonathan Blow
Plataformas: PC, PS4 e iOS
RIME da Tequila Works, PS4, Espanha
"a boy who needs to escape an island and a curse; the game, played through the boy as the in-game avatar, involves puzzle solving in an open world island setting"
Among The Sleep da Krillbite, Noruega
"Among the Sleep puts you into the mind and body of a two-year-old child, being helped along the way by his beloved teddy bear."
Platformas: PS4 e PC
Gods Will Be Watching da Deconstructeam, Espanha
"Gods Will Be Watching is a game about hard decissions and moral dilemmas in order to survive. A series of dramatic puzzles where not only the mathematic outcome counts but also the ethical approach to the problem. There's also no good or evil, just decisions, with only you as the judge of your actions. Is eating your friends the best way to stay alive, or just the easier?"
Plataformas: PC, Mac, iOS, Android
Framed da Loveshack Entertainment (Australia)
"Each page of the noir thriller presents a series of panels that depict an important action or event. Players change the order of these events, changing the outcome of the story. This results in a unique interactive narrative, where every action is framed by the last, and the only thing tying the narrative vignettes together is the context the player carries in their mind."
"Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will be powerful and deep, highly immersive and with an absolute focus on your emotional journey through the world. It’s non-linear, with a dynamic and adaptive environment, so this is about your story, a really individual experience that breaks away from the on-rails nature of lots of story-driven games into something that you have a visible impact on."
No Man's Sky da Hello Games (UK)
"The game’s “every atom” is procedural… a character emerging from an ocean full of fish, climbing inside a spaceship and flying into space in a single contiguous motion, interspersed with quick shots of different planet surfaces, gigantic space stations, space combat, deformable terrain and more... It’s fantastic, and exciting, and it leaves you with no sense of what the game is."
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter da The Astronauts (Polónia)
"As a detective with the supernatural ability to visualize scenes of lethal crimes, you investigate the kidnapping of a young boy, hoping to save him before it’s too late. The investigation leads you to a beautiful mountain area, where you come across a severely mutilated body of one of the kidnappers. Using both your paranormal skill and modern detective tools you discover the mystery behind the trail of corpses in the valley, the roots of an ancient force ruling the area, and the fate of the kidnapped boy."
Hush da GameStudio78 (Portugal)
"Play as Ashlyn, a brave small child that, for unknown reasons, ended up trapped in an old, mysterious and gloomy orphanage. Ashlyn must learn how to take advantage from this dark place and its inhabitants. She will have to overcome her fears if she ever hopes to escape from the dangers confined to this building. During her path to the breakout she can only rely on her little friend GOGO™ and other toys for help."
"Below is an adventure game viewed from a top-down perspective. The game is about exploration, though that goal is contingent upon the character's survival. Below relies on an complicated algorithm that procedurally generates the game's environments, which populates the game's dark caves with enemies, traps, plants, resources and other objects. "
Neverending Nightmares da Infinitap Games (USA)
"A terrifying psychological horror game inspired by the developer's battle with mental illness. Explore nightmares! Branching narrative!"
Routine da Lunar Software (UK)
"Routine is a first person horror exploration game set on an abandoned Moon base. Your job is to find enough data to uncover the truth behind the strange disappearance of everyone stationed on the Lunar Research Station."