All 9 games nominated for the 2022 Tribeca Games Award
One of these games will win the 2022 Tribeca Games Award.
For the second year, the Tribeca Festival features an official games selection to highlight “excellence in art and storytelling through design, artistic mastery, and highly immersive worlds.”
Here are all 9 Official Games Selections for the 2022 Tribeca Festival.
9. American Arcadia
What if The Truman Show was a puzzle platformer?
Citizens of the utopian retro-futuristic city Arcadia live an idyllic life — one that’s staged and secretly filmed for a reality show. You play as one of the show’s “stars” trying to break free from your televised prison.
8. As Dusk Falls
Follow a tangled tale of two families across 30 years in a small Arizona town.
Run for your freedom in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Earth.
In platformer The Cub, you’re left behind as the ultra-rich flee the planet they trashed for a new life on Mars. Now they’re back to hunt you, a child immune to the toxins that wiped out most of those abandoned on Earth.
6. Cuphead — The Delicious Last Course
Cuphead returns for one more serving of ultra-tough action.
Cuphead made waves for its hand-drawn art inspired by classic cartoons and its extremely challenging gameplay. The Delicious Last Course brings all that back for a new adventure on Inkwell Isle.
Piece together a story from the cutting room floor.
The follow-up to Her Story and Telling Lies is another narrative investigation game from Sam Barlow. This time, you’ll sift through lost films and other footage of missing actress Marissa Marcel to uncover the mystery of her disappearance.
4. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
Oxenfree’s gorgeous art and conversation-based puzzles return.
Oxenfree II picks up five years after the first game when the supernatural radio signals of Oxenfree are back again. This time they’re haunting protagonist Riley Poverly’s hometown under the control of a mysterious cult.
3. A Plague Tale: Requiem
Amicia and Hugo’s harrowing escape from plague-ravaged France continues.
Set in the Middle Ages, A Plague Tale: Requiem continues the gut-wrenching story of the acclaimed A Plague Tale: Innocence. A brother and sister fight for their survival against human and supernatural threats in this emotional sequel.
2. Thirsty Suitors
TFW your jilted exes organize to destroy you
Thirsty Suitors’ varied gameplay combines turn-based battles, skateboarding, and cooking — all part of Jala’s unconventional preparation for her sister’s wedding. Can she make peace with her exes and please her picky parents in time?
Cooking is about more than just food.
In narrative cooking gameVenba, you play as a woman who immigrates from India to Canada with her family but has her recipe book damaged along the way. In between branching conversations, you’ll rediscover and cook from actual South Asian recipes.