Human beings are hardwired to tell stories. We spin tales about everything in our lives from the mundane to the extraordinary. Some of the most compelling stories being told today are coming from game designers blending sharp narrative and gameplay in new and exciting ways. This selection of gripping, engaging, and even revolutionary independent storytelling games was co-curated by the NYU Game Center and is free and open to the public. Presented with Support from the NYU Game Center.
GONE HOME (The Fullbright Company)
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here?
EVERYBODY’S GONE TO THE RAPTURE (The Chinese Room)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture tells the story of a valley and it’s community, caught up in world-shattering events beyond their control or understanding.
SOMA (Frictional Games)
The radio has gone silent on PATHOS-2. As isolation bears down on the staff of the remote research facility, strange things are happening. The only way out may be to do something unimaginable.
1979 REVOLUTION (Ink Stories)
Set during amidst the actual events in Iran in 1979, this action/adventure game immerses players in the gritty, euphoric streets of the revolution – where the choices you make may betray you.
SHARDLIGHT (Wadget Eye Games)
In a post-cataclysmic world plagued by disease and hunger, a woman named Amy discovers that the all powerful government is hiding a terrible secret.
KENTUCKY ROUTE ZERO (Cardboard Computer)
Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it.
This event will take place in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center during the following times:
September 25: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
September 26: 1:00pm – 6:30pm
September 27: 1:00pm – 6:30pm