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Treats from the whole World in our Computer Games Competition
The shortlist of the International Competition of Independent Computer Games includes 20 submitted titles. Among them are games such as Cuphead by Studio MDHR whose visual style resembles animated American cartoons from the 1930s. Award-winning game Everything by David O’Reilly (you may be familiar with his films Please say Something and The External World) balances on the border of science and philosophy. It is a simulation where the player has the ability to explore a universe and become virtually everything from a bacterium to a galaxy. Bandimal, a musical simulator by Yatatoy Studios, can charm children of all age groups. GNOG by Ko-op Mode is a 3D game where the player explores monster heads and mysterious worlds inside them. In Little Nightmares by Swedish developers Tarsier Studios, you may get a little scared when exploring a surrealist world full of surprises. In Nidhogg 2 by Messhof Hames, the rules are simple: whoever is faster in combat, wins. The ecosystem of the game world of Rain World by Videocult lets you explore its dangerous landscape and fight for survival in the form of a snow-white cat. What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow Studios is a confession of the Finch family who had to die in order to give this game drama a plot. In it, you are an orphan looking for solace at the grave of your dead ancestors. The Czech Republic will be represented by a logical game from Amanita Design (known e.g. for their Botanicula) CHUCHEL which will please many children and a strategic train game called Mashinky by Jan Zelený. We unfortunately can’t name all the competition entries within this limited space, but you will find a complete list at http://www.anifilm.cz/en/festival/computer-games-in-competition-2018/
An international jury with three members will judge all the competition games and award prizes in two categories:
A) Game for Children
B) Visual Art
Anifilm’s International Game Competition is unparalleled at a European scale. The closest competition of a similar kind – IGF – is held in San Francisco.