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. A total of ten games with a narrative focus were nominated for the 1,000 Euro prize: a difficult decision that “Neo Cab,” a game by the California developer studio Chance Agency, finally won.
Exhibitor count at the Indie Arena Booth rose to a new record in 2019 with more than 100 games at the booth. In this big competition, “Welcome to Elk” by Triple Topping was ahead of the pack of ten nominees for the “Story Award”.
In 2020, we had the honor to sponsor the “Story Award” at the Indie Arena Booth for the third time in a row. In this digital-only event, we reduced the nominees to five in total, of which “The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother” by Somi made it to the podium.
We’re happy to be part of the Indie Arena Booth and we’re looking forward to future editions of the “Story Award”!