The Summer Game Fest party keeps rolling today with the Tribeca Games Spotlight. Unlike many of the other Summer Game Fest showcases, Tribeca has already announced which games it will feature. As in previous years, the festival is highlighting games with a focus on artistic storytelling. You can watch the stream below at 3PM ET.
Arguably the most prominent game of the bunch is The Expanse: A Telltale Series. This is a prequel to the Amazon Prime show of the same name. You’ll play as Camina Drummer (Cara Gee). Players will have to make tough choices that impact the future of a crew of space scavengers. There should be more exploration than in previous Telltale titles as well. Telltale will release the game in chapters every two weeks starting on July 27th.
There will be fresh looks at Stray Gods, a “roleplaying musical” that features much of the cast of The Last of Us, and Goodbye Volcano High, a narrative adventure game that first emerged during a PlayStation presentation three years ago. A Highland Song has been on my radar for a while, and we’ll find out more details about the so-called rhythm survival platformer during Tribeca’s event.
The stream will highlight a few other games, including Despelote, a story-driven soccer game with an eye-catching art style from publisher Panic. Nightscape is a 2.5D “atmospheric adventure game” from a studio in Qatar, while the Focus-published Chants of Sennaar is an adventure title based on the myth of Babel.
If you’re in New York City, you can be among the first to try playable demos of these games at the festival’s Spring Studios hub. Tribeca runs until June 18th. On the film side, the festival is hosting the world premiere of Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds, a documentary about the creative mind behind Death Stranding and the Metal Gear series. Kojima will be in attendance for a Q&A.
Meanwhile, Engadget is on the ground in Los Angeles for all things Summer Game Fest. We’ve got previews and hands-on impressions of many of the games being featured coming your way.
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