Tribeca Games

All 9 games nominated for the 2022 Tribeca Games Award

One of these games will win the 2022 Tribeca Games Award.

Visai Games

Visai Games

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.

Focus Entertainment

9. American Arcadia

What if The Truman Show was a puzzle platformer?

Raw Fury

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.

Raw Fury

8. As Dusk Falls

Follow a tangled tale of two families across 30 years in a small Arizona town.

Xbox Game Studios

Inspired by prestige TV and true crime stories, As Dusk Falls is a lushly illustrated narrative adventure tracking three decades of turmoil in the aftermath of a botched robbery.

Xbox Game Studios

7. The Cub

Run for your freedom in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic Earth.

Untold Tales

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.

Untold Tales

6. Cuphead — The Delicious Last Course

Cuphead returns for one more serving of ultra-tough action.

Studio MDHR

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.

Studio MDHR

5. Immortality

Piece together a story from the cutting room floor.

Half Mermaid

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.

Half Mermaid

4. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

Oxenfree’s gorgeous art and conversation-based puzzles return.

Netflix

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.

Netflix

3. A Plague Tale: Requiem

Amicia and Hugo’s harrowing escape from plague-ravaged France continues.

Focus Entertainment

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.

Focus Entertainment

2. Thirsty Suitors

TFW your jilted exes organize to destroy you

Annapurna Interactive

Thirsty Suitorsvaried 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?

Annapurna Interactive

1. Venba

Cooking is about more than just food.

Visai Games

In narrative cooking game Venba, 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.

Visai Games