2013 Games

  • Wasteland Kings
    A post-apocalyptic action roguelike about mutants fighting for the throne. Players pick their race, fight their way past dangerous monsters, find powerful weapons, uncover secret areas and grow new limbs, all in a couple of minutes. The game features beautifully animated art by Paul Veer, powerful protest songs by Jukio Kallio and super crunchy sound effects by Joonas Turner.
  • Q.E.D.
    Q.E.D. is a breakdancing videogame. It is bouncy and squishy. It is about the joys of kinesis. It is about busting an unfathomably wicked move in front of your rival and then striking a b-boy pose and uttering, cooly but decisively, "Q. E. D."
  • Panoramical
    Panoramical is a series of interactive musical landscapes. Players alter abstract environments, gradually changing the worlds' shapes and sounds. Every combination produces a different visual and musical landscape that is generated on the fly. It is an album of environments for players to explore, fiddle and immerse in.
  • Goblet Grotto
    From the infamous creator of Murder Dog IV: Trial of the Murder Dog, Goblet Grotto is an anarchic deconstruction of dungeon crawlers that asks the question: "How Goblet Are You?"
  • Towerfall
    TowerFall is an archery combat platformer for up to 4 players. A local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches- the core mechanics are simple and accessible, but combat is fast and fierce. The focus is on player mastery and friendly rivalry. It's best played competitively with friends, within punching distance of each other.
  • Starwhal: Just the tip
    STARWHAL: Just the Tip is a multiplayer game of floppy mayhem. Use all your space narwhal skills to pierce other players' hearts while keeping yours safe!
  • No Brakes Valet
    Park all the cars as best you can. Do you have brakes or no brakes? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Justin Smith of Enviro Bear 2000 fame returns with the game he gave us a sneak peak at back in 2010- No Brakes Valet is now a 4-player destruction derby, with tips.
  • Samurai Gunn
    Samurai Gunn is a lightning-fast Bushido brawler with guns meant for 2-4 players. A surprise tournament event at Fantastic Arcade 2012 while it was still in development, Samurai Gunn returns this year in its full glory as a Spotlight game.   
  • Poocuzzi
    Poocuzzi is a gripping game of fecal deception. Earn points for pooping, lose them if you’re caught. The ButtPad Pro offers unprecidented virtual bowel control, simply lift up to let loose. Don’t be the last turd in the bowl.
  • VideoHeroeS
    You are the clerk of a video rental store during the amazing 90s. Over the course of the day, many customers will enter the store and ask for that one movie, and it is your job to make them happy. VHS is a tribute to video rentals and great movies from the 90s. It aims to convey what it is like to explore a collection of forgotten gems.
  • Pistol Cat
    Oh god, who gave guns to kittens, why is this happening? ����
  • Choosatron Deluxe Adventure Matrix
    The Choosatron is a mini-arcade kit that plays choose-your-own-adventure style stories. Narrative is printed out like a receipt, pausing for the player to make choices via four buttons. When the player gets to an ending, they can tear off their story to keep, and compare with other players.
  • Kentucky Route Zero
    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. The game is developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy), with music by Ben Babbitt.
  • Gone Home
    Gone Home is a story exploration video game set in 1995. Investigate the Greenbriar family’s house. Discover what’s happened to them. Go home again.
  • MirrorMoon EP
    A deep expansion of last year's selection MirrorMoon, MirrorMoon EP is a game about mystery and exploration set in the outer space. Players will travel across galaxies, and explore planets in every star system. 
  • Fjords
    All selves to undergo Exploration Trial consistent with the manner of their preparation as individual Science Eyes! Science practitioner making an odyssey of initiation or culmination probably. An investigation consistent with the Primary and Secondary aims of All Science, many insights therein. Fjords is a unique minimalist platformer that allows the player to hack the game around them as they play.
  • Banner Saga: Chapter 1
    The epic single-player campaign mode that fans have been waiting for since last year's peek at the multiplayer beta, Banner Saga: Chapter One is Role-playing meets turn-based strategy, wrapped into an adventure mini-series about vikings.
  • The Stanley Parable
    The Stanley Parable a story-driven first person game that invites its players to disregard the story and discover something else, perhaps a trope of video game design, perhaps an expectation about how story is supposed to work, perhaps a deeper understanding of themselves. A dance begins to emerge between the game and the player, each attempting to control and dominating the other, each attempting to surprise and outwit the other, each slowly learning from the other. Perhaps one of them will win.