Story Awards

Story Awards at the Indie Arena Booth

We believe that as a society and as individuals, strong stories and profound experiences in fictional universes can help us make sense of the world and create empathy. Nowhere in gaming a more vibrant and more creative approach to storytelling can be found than in the sprawling indie scene. We want to contribute to that by supporting games that have a story to tell.

That is why we started sponsoring the “Story Award” as part of the Indie Arena Booth in 2018. We’re happy to be part of the Indie Arena Booth and we’re looking forward to future editions of the “Story Award”!

The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother (2020)
The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother (2020)

by Somi

The winner of 2020’s Story Award is wonderful proof of the fact that small games can tell great stories. What we loved most about this little gem is the fact that it tells a heartfelt story with simple means. “The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother” explores the feelings we have when someone close to you dies and how people deal with loss and guilt. This is, was and always will be an important issue!

Welcome to Elk (2019)
Welcome to Elk (2019)

by Triple Topping

2019’s Story Award winner “Welcome to Elk” is trying to bring authentic stories to games. Everyone has a story that they can tell, e.g. over a beer at a bar, and Triple Topping wants players to experience that and to feel like they can tell their own stories as well.

Neo Cab (2018)
Neo Cab (2018)

by Chance Agency

Neo Cab is an emotional survival game: As taxi driver Lina you get to know the stories of your passengers while driving through a high-tech city of the future – and thus also learn the truth about your own past. The game is convincing by the way it handles topics such as humanity, the increasing automation and digitization of our everyday life, as well as by its extraordinary narrative perspective.