EGX, the UK’s largest games event, today announced the 21 playable indie games and game experiences selected for this year’s Leftfield Collection, coming to EGX this 24th -27th September.
The Leftfield Collection, sponsored by SEGA, provides a free platform for indie developers to show their latest projects. Since 2008 it has quickly become a standard bearer for quality and original indie titles, with many award-winning and highly successful games. Previous collections have featured Thomas Was Alone, Joe Danger and Don’t Starve, to name but a few. Exhibiting in the Leftfield Collection is free for developers, however space is extremely limited and fiercely contested. This year, over 200 games – the greatest ever number – were submitted for consideration, displaying an exceptionally high level of quality throughout.
The eclectic mix of games at next month’s EGX include: ‘atmospheric, relaxing, childhood countryside exploration simulator’ Quiet as a Stone; Man or Goat, where the player must decide whether pre-recorded goat noises are real or a man pretending to be a goat; and Kill Box (working title), which critically explores the nature of drone warfare through an interactive installation. ‘One-dimensional dungeon crawler’ Line Wobbler, the favourite Leftfield Collection game of this year’s EGX Rezzed, also makes a very welcome appearance. The 21 games selected are:
Den (working title, Nate Gallardo & Cat Burton), Face It! (Navel), FRIENDSHAPES (SFB Games), Galacto’s Intolerant (Kiwi Soft), HoPiKo (Laser Dog), Iconoclasts (Bifrost Entertainment), Kill Box (working title, Malath Abbas), Line Wobbler (Robin Baumgarten), Loot Rascals (Hollow Ponds), Man Or Goat (Newtquest Games), Megaton Rainfall (Pentadimensional Games, SL), Memory of a Broken Dimension (Outbounds), MODSORK (CinnoMan Games), Odonata (Rob Laro), PANORAMICAL (Fernando Ramallo & David Kanaga), Quiet as a Stone (Richard Whitelock), Southbank Portrait (Ian MacLarty), SpaceRagers (Alex Johansson), The Tamperdrome Collection (KO_OP Mode), The Wall Shall Stand (Pixel Tailors), Thumper (Drool).
The Leftfield Collection joins the Rezzed Zone (named after EGX’s springtime indie-focussed sibling) and the Indie MEGABOOTH (North America’s highly successful showcase of independent game developers) to bring over 200 screens of playable indie games to EGX, the largest ever showing. Whether a seasoned indie gamer or exploring the incredible diversity of these games, EGX will have countless moments of indie gaming joy.
For all the information about EGX, including the playable games and features announced so far, plus to buy a ticket to this year’s show, please visit www.egx.net/egx .