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Kena: Bridge of Spirits and 12 Minutes highlight enigmatic indie games on the Tribeca Games Spotlight

Lots of great games on the list!
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Out of the different indie game presentations this year, Summer Game Fest’s Tribeca Games Spotlight is probably my favorite in terms of the slate and range of games presented. I’m usually underwhelmed with the onslaught of many games presented on big events, but during the Tribeca Games Spotlight, I was tickled and even drawn to the imaginative concepts presented.

From the eerie retropunk aesthetic of Signalis, to the intriguing southern gothic pixel art of Norco, the ethereal exploration shown in Sable, and the quirky charms of The Big Con, Lost in Random and Harold Halibut – I’m drawn to these worlds spun by these fantastic creators. There are many high profile publishers on this spotlight as well such as the much anticipated Kena: Bridge of Spirits and 12 Minutes that presents new gameplay footage. As an Indie game fan, I’m awed at this selection.

It is not as overwhelming as other game presentations, and it gives enough spotlight to each of the official selections and leaves your appetite whetted for more.

Here is the recap of the spotlight here:

Signalis

https://youtu.be/o41ATf3V7Rs

Kena Bridge of Spirits

https://youtu.be/w6Se0BDOJNU

Norco

https://youtu.be/3TWxN7b2ZOY

Harold Halibut

https://youtu.be/laxiUfZl-e0

Sable

https://youtu.be/EOTGOEbmj1Q

Lost in Random

https://youtu.be/dYhVEIMhnA8

12 Minutes

https://youtu.be/1siS7ilp8gE

The Big Con

https://youtu.be/uvBlQPQW6D0

What’s fantastic with this presentation is that on the Tribeca Games Spotlight website, you can book a demo trial of these games. You can set up your controller and take your time to experience these games for yourself using the Parsec app. As referenced above, it is currently my favorite presentation this month so far.

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Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

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