The curtain has been raised and the spotlight is focused on the eight games to be showcased for the Swedish-based games festival, Nordic Games Indie Night. It is run by The Copenhagen Games Collective.The feature and showdown will be on May 10, which is trailed by an awards night the following day. Below are the eight lucky games included on the showcase:
1916 – Der unbekannte Krieg, by Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel [Denmark]
Cobalt, by Oxeye Game Studio [Sweden]
Jesus vs Dinosaurs, by Martin Jonasson and Petri Purho [Sweden & Finland]
Mobiloid, by Monty Games [Denmark]
Nimbus, by Noumenon Games [Sweden]
Paul & Percy, by Mads Peter Vedsten Larsen, Klaus Kabel Kritensen, and Magnus Poppel [Denmark]
Spirits, by Spaces of Play [Sweden]
Vikings on Trampolines, by D-Pad Studio [Norway]
Truly, video games have become a huge part of our lives, so much so that we have to hold festivals in order to, let’s say, encourage video game creators to deliver more quality games. It even reached to the point where the Smothsonian American Art Museum declared video games as art and added joystick masterpieces for its upcoming “The Art of Video Games” exhibit. We’ve also seen the video game console arena come up with new products to suit the needs of modern gamers, from the early family computer days to the Wii and xBox consoles we are so addicted to today.
Moreover, rumors have it that Lenovo will be the latest competitor to the video games console creator arena, which is now on its 8th generation. The official announcement will probably be made at the Electronic Entertainment Expo next month. At the same event, Nintendo is expected to hail the product to succeed the Wii. And while Europe, US and several other parts of Asia are enjoying what video game consoles can offer, not even a unit is being sold to China due to cultural regulation implemented on video games since the late 90s.