10th September 2018
National Film & Television School returns to EGX with 10 playable games
The National Film and Television School returns to EGX with a fantastic line-up of games created by their MA Games Design & Development students. Look out for more game reveals very soon and in the meantime head over to the what's on page to see all the playable games that have been announced so far.
Bee Kind is a cute exploration game on touch screen game, designed for bee lovers and children alike. Guide your bee through a colourful world of plants and flowers to find food for its hive. Watch flowers bloom before your eyes as your explore the giant world around you. Learn about bees, how they are useful to humans, and how we can help them survive. Inspired by nature documentaries, the voice-over acts as a guide to help you play, with prompts and hints to create a tailored experience. Developed at the National Film and Television School by Hannah Rose Burdett and her team of collaborators.
Causeway is a tactical adventure roguelike set in the machine-inhabited remains of a dead Earth. Piece the world back together from landmasses dragged up from the sea bed and discover what happened to the humans that lived there before. Never before seen, Causeway premieres at EGX - come and experience the world and slick tactical robotic intensity first-hand!
Making its first public outing, Deserter: A Game of Sorority is a dark narrative experience in which a fugitive nurse must carry an unconscious soldier through snowy occupied farmland to safety. Using detailed world building and tense action sequences, Deserter will take players on a journey in which they will uncover the sinister secret that binds the two women.
The Echo Chamber delves into the mind of Cara, a woman tortured by the death of her twin brother 20 years ago as she desperately tries to discover what, or who, caused the tragedy. To achieve this she must go back to that time, and piece together memories of her visits to the psychiatric hospital where he was interned, though as she goes deeper the culprit may have been closer to home than she may have initially thought… Come to EGX to see the public pre-alpha premiere of this abstract and atmospheric puzzle narrative game!
There is a village, high above the clouds, atop a mountain which has long lost its name. A young girl named Izna awaits to embark on a spiritual journey that will change her life forever. Become a part of Izna’s story, as she ventures into the forgotten world of the spirits. She is tasked by the spirits to banish a growing evil that’s resides deep within an abandoned monastery. The mountain’s peak is full of dangers from harsh storms, frequent avalanches, treacherous climbs and crippling chills. With her strong will and faith, alongside her spirit guide, Izna will unravel the silent beauties that exist in the mountain and fulfil her calling. Come and join her on this spiritual adventure unlike any other.
GOLD is a 3rd-person action-packed game with tight controls, slick combat and intense rivalry between two proud and determined sisters who fight to get the respect they feel they deserve from each other. With hand-to-hand combat like Absolver, GOLD is a fantasy fighter about sibling rivalry set in a post-future world and makes its debut at EGX this year!
Menagerie Fabulosa is a management sim where the player works at a conservation centre to preserve endangered magical and mythical creatures. The player is the newest hire to the centre and begins their journey as a apprentice keeper working through the ranks until they are the Director of the entire centre.
Misfolded is a 2.5D narrative-game exploring the importance of memories and the loss of loved ones. You play ‘The Monomer’, a dark, melancholy and lonely character standing out in the healthy world around him. He unsuccessfully attempts to befriend The Natives, who populate and thrive within his world. As you move through the striking landscape, you solve puzzles and recognise the fragility and unique nature of the mind. Created by Timothy Kaufmann, and with an outstanding team of collaborators behind him, Misfolded will be the most poignant game you’ll play this year.
OIC: Obviously Inappropriate Content is a story-rich adventure game sets in a fictional Eastern-bloc country, where the player, as a game tester, must censor a developing game under government regulation. Developed by GDC scholar Shuaiying ‘Shane’ Hou with inspiration from ‘Metal Slug’, ‘Papers, Please’ and ‘Orwell’, OIC explores the origins and development of video game censorship, and how it might affect the video game industry and our society as a whole.
Saturday Supervillain is a cartoon inspired card battler. Take over the world through the evil power of card games and lay waste to the so called “heroes” who dare stand in your way. Sometimes it’s good to be bad, so join us at EGX for some fiendish fun, and take over the world in our first public appearance. How’s that for an offer you can’t refuse?
EGX, the UK's biggest games event, returns to the NEC in Birmingham on the 20th-23rd September. What are you waiting for, get your tickets now!