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UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

UKIE has announced 15 nominees for the UK Game of the Show award.

The award is designed to showcase the creativity and skills of UK developers, highlighting UK-developed, yet unreleased games for publishers, investors and the media.

As part of the UK Game of the Show, 15 UK game studios will compete live for the UK Game of the Show award.

The winner of the UK Game of the Show will then represent the UK in the EuroPlay competition.

This live event will take place in the same format as its UK counterpart and will bring together some of the best developers from Europe to compete for the prize of the winner of the EuroPlay video game competition.

Voting will be done through a combination of a panel of judges and an open vote at the end of the window.

Ukie, the trade association for the UK games and interactive entertainment industry, will host digital events on Tuesday 24 August and Thursday 26 August and you can Register to watch them live right now.

VGC will be the consumer media partner of both UKIE’s Game of the Show and Gamescom 2021 EuroPlay.

Here are 15 nominees for this award, as well as a description of each studio of their game.


Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: First cases

(Burning Griffin)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot: The First Cases is a detective-adventure game in which the young Hercule Poirot stars in one of his first cases before he became the legendary detective we all know and love.

“In his early years as a detective, Hercule Poirot was invited to a reception with the influential Van den Bosch family to announce the engagement of their daughter. But tensions heat up among guests when a blizzard hits the city, trapping everyone on the estate.

“The joyous event will soon be overshadowed by the murder of one of the guests! Poirot, finding himself in the right place at the right time, immediately begins to investigate. What hidden secrets and deadly rivalries will he reveal? “


Arcade paradise

(Interactive nosebleed)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Welcome to Arcade Paradise, a retro arcade adventure from the 90s. You play as Ashley and have just been given the keys to the family laundry. Instead of making a living washing rags, you decide to turn the laundry into a real arcade game.

“Choose from over 35 games to enter an arcade inspired by three decades of games, each with high scores to play. Stay one step ahead of your father, manage and invest your profits, and build your very own Arcade Paradise! “


Lost days

(Word games)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

Days Lost is a story-driven puzzle game set in the diary of a young woman named Natalia. She embarks on her first solo journey in hopes of finding answers, but the trip ends in disaster, which results in the loss of her immediate memories. This is where the players come in. You play as Natalia, explore her diary, solve puzzles, and piece together her fragmented memories.

“This shared journey is a deep expedition dedicated to self-understanding, empathy and the ability to appreciate the little moments of life.

“Combining classic point-and-click puzzles is a story told in a colorful diary style that will leave you with a sense of belonging.”


Society of good guys

(Efren Games)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Welcome to the Good Boy Society, a purely dog ​​and dog entertainment community.

“You play as a very special real-life dog who arrives at Dog City, the center of other dogs of all kinds, where you team up with other players to participate in many different adventures.

“Travel the oceans as a dog pirate, save the world in our fantasy land, compete with other dogs to take first place, go into space and more in this game made from dog lovers to dog lovers!”


Growbot

(Wabasabi game)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Growbot is a 2D adventure about a robot rescuing its home from a dark crystalline force.

“From a beautiful bio-punk space station, you play as Naru, a growbot who is training to become a captain. When an attack by a dark crystalline force leaves you cut off from your friends and the captain, you must save the station.

“Growbot is coming to PC, Mac and Linux this fall.”


I’m a fish

(Studio Bossa)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

I Am Fish by Bossa Studios is an adorable physical adventure featuring four fearless fish friends who are forcibly separated from their home in a pet shop aquarium.

“Swim, fly, roll and make your way to the open ocean in the quest to find freedom and unite again.

“In the sequel to I Am Bread !, four of our finishing friends set up parking lots on all sorts of special water carriers, including cans, mop buckets on wheels, and random pint mugs, all in an attempt to reach their ultimate goal. shimmering open ocean. This game is published by Curve Digital. “


Munglow Bay

(Bunnyhug)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“In Moonglow Bay, you play as a rookie angler, working with friends, family and neighbors to hone your fishing skills, strengthen relationships, and rebuild a fractured remote city community.”


Operation outwit

(UnifiQ)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Operation Outsmart is a sandbox physics RPG game with robotic minions and cute koalas. The game features a physics-based sandbox mode that allows players to build ingenious contraptions using Lego-like parts.

“There is also a foundry mechanic where players can mix metal elements to create new alloys and use them in their fixtures.

“In the game, the player controls the main character. Faced with an energy crisis, the player travels back in time to mine tungsten, a material needed for fusion reactors.

“In the past, the player meets and befriends clever koalas, who provide him with the engineering parts to create gadgets with which the player continues to complete quests.”


Overmorrow

(Pixel Manta)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Overmorrow is a serene, non-violent adventure that deletes your saves after 30 days.”

  • “The gameplay is focused on uncontrolled exploration and puzzle-solving in general.”
  • “A unique 2D graphics style that uses triangles for each image.”
  • “An unusual and mysterious metanarrative that goes well with the daily progression system.”

Rhythm Towers

(innoloop)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Rhythm Towers is a unique new rhythm tower defense game.

Set on a distant alien planet, you must use your rhythm matching skills to build defensive towers to fend off mysterious hordes of creatures that will stop at nothing to disrupt the planet’s core rhythm.

“With an original storyline, intricate gameplay music, satirical characters and intense, challenging boss battles. Dive into the storyline campaign alone or with a friend in couch co-op or online multiplayer. “


Territorial

(Arrogant pixel)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Terratorial is a real-time strategy game for consoles and PCs. Fast and hectic, with unique RTS gameplay based on theft. Build your colony on constantly moving planets.

“Build units and move your planets around the play area to invade other players’ places. Steal planets and territories from them, and the player with the most territories wins!

“Imagine Nintendo is developing Starcraft. We are confident that Terratorial, with its timeless cartoon design and comedic storyline, will be a bridge for those new to the genre or outside the hardcore gaming community. ”


This means deformation

(Outlier games)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“This Means Warp is an intense roguelike game for 1-4 players in which you control a spaceship.

“Explore a procedurally generated universe in real time, upgrade your ship, battle increasingly dangerous enemies, and adapt your strategies in an ever-changing and challenging struggle for survival.”


Viewfinder

(Robot turtle)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Viewfinder is a first-person puzzle adventure game in which you can bring images to life and change the world with an instant camera. Every image you find or create, including everything from paintings and drawings to diagrams and pixel art, can become part of your environment.

“Solve open-ended puzzles that encourage you to think outside the box as you gradually improve your abilities. Get creative as you explore the possibilities of mechanics and transform your environment into surreal Escher fairytale landscapes.

“The game is set in a colorful retrofuturistic utopia inspired by brutalism and impressionism. Uncover the secrets of this world as you immerse yourself in a story that explores the themes of transhumanism and utopianism. Uncover bizarre illusions, interactive gadgets, and hidden secrets along the way. ”


Useful: outside the home

(Yaldi Games)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

Wholesome: Out And About is a soft life simulator deeply inspired by the themes of sustainability and living in harmony with nature.

“It’s exploring, collecting, cooking, farming and crafting, as in games like My Time at Portia and Stardew Valley. But we promise players that you can use the skills you learn in the game in real life. ”


Ziggy’s Space Adventures

(Stardust Collective)

UKIE Nominees Announced for UKIE Game of the Show

“Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures is a fully immersive virtual cockpit game set in a stunning universe.

“Blast your way through the solar system in intense arcade combat, navigate treacherous space environments and feel the rush to control your ship’s systems.”

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