The 2021 Tribeca Festival has announced the Tribeca Games Official Selection; a line-up of eight games joining the festival. This will be the first time multiple video games will be up for consideration for an award at Tribeca in a film festival format.
The official 2021 Tribeca Festival games selection, competing for the inaugural Tribeca Games Award, are:
- Harold Halibut (Slow Bros.)
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
- Lost in Random (Zoink Games / Electronic Arts)
- NORCO (Geography of Robots / Raw Fury)
- Sable (Shedworks / Raw Fury)
- Signalis (rose-engine / Humble Games)
- The Big Con (Mighty Yell)
- Twelve Minutes (Luis Antonio / Annapurna Interactive)
The Tribeca Games Award “honors an unreleased game for its potential for excellence in art and storytelling through design, artistic mastery and highly immersive worlds.”
While this is a “first-of-its-kind” opportunity for multiple games, Tribeca has been featuring games as part of the festival for ten years. In 2011, L.A. Noire became the first video game ever to be honored as an Official Selection at Tribeca. In celebration of Rockstar starting Tribeca’s interest in games, a live outdoor performance from Red Dead Redemption 2 Original Soundtrack producer, Daniel Lanois, and his band will be held at the 2021 festival.
While the Red Dead Redemption 2 concert will be an in-person event, those interested can get involved from home with the Tribeca At Home virtual offerings, which will provide hands-on digital demos. Sessions can be reserved from May 24 at the Tribeca website. Additionally, an exclusive gameplay showcase of the selection, called Tribeca Games Spotlight, will be part of the free Summer Game Fest, starting June 2021.
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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.