Welcome to the surface of Epsilon Prime.
It's hard to describe Extrasolar as a game so much as an interactive experience. As a participant, you'll be exploring dramatic alien landscapes, investigating scientific mysteries, and interacting with real characters as they work to uncover the true motives of the eXoplanetary Research Institute (XRI), a private space agency with a questionable past.
We're inviting you to be a part of this unique, unprecedented adventure.
At its core, Extrasolar is a simulated exploration of a nearby planet that plays out in real time. After you upload directions to your rover you'll have to wait several hours for those directions to be carried out and the resulting images to be transmitted back across the depths of space to your web-based terminal.
The eXoplanetary Research Institute (XRI) was founded with a mission to explore...
Extrasolar rapidly becomes something more, however, as you begin to wonder if XRI is telling you the whole truth about the mission you're participating in. Just who are the people behind the emails and voicemails you're recieving and what are they hiding?
The IGF Awards take place on the evening of the third day of Game Developers Conference, and are a major celebration of the best in indie gaming, with thousands watching the award presentation before the Game Developer's Choice Awards are presented. The 2013 IGF Awards, including custom interstitials from Mega64, are available for online viewing. The Festival Awards will take place March 19, 2014. Anyone can attend the ceremony.
Seumas McNally Grand Prize:
Honorable mentions: 868-HACK (Michael Brough); Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games); Kerbal Space Program (Squad); The Yawhg (Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll); and TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson).
Excellence in Visual Art:
Excellence in Design:
Excellence in Audio:
Honorable mentions: Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment); Jazzpunk (Necrophone Games); Potatoman Seeks the Troof (Pixeljam); Sokobond (Alan Hazelden, Harry Lee, and Ryan Roth); and The Banner Saga (Stoic).
Excellence in Narrative:
Honorable mentions: Detective Grimoire (SFB Games); Gorogoa (Jason Roberts);Monster Loves You! (Radial Games Corp. & Dejobaan Games, LLC.); Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games); and Redshirt (The Tiniest Shark).
Student Showcase Finalists:
Honorable mentions: Bokida (Institut de Création et d'Animation Numériques); Flying Fish (The Academy of Interactive Entertainment); Ladylike (NYU and NYU Poly); Rabbit Rush (RMIT); and UN EP (Kansas City Art Institute).
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