BostonFIG Announces Showcase Games
Amelia vs. The Marathon
Trouble Impact, LLC
Attempt to beat your best marathon time while your running rival’s henchmen try to slow you down! A linear, replayable 10-15 min adventure in which you must dodge obstacles and defeat a sequence of characters as fast as possible to get the best marathon time. Battles are short, turn-based fights with timing mini-games that determine the power of your attacks. Obstacle dodging sections appear between the battles and allow you to regain some of your lost speed. When you’ve completed a race‚ start over again to try to beat your best time using the skills and strategies you have learned.
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Phoenix Online Studios
Episode 1: The Hangman Cognition is a thought-provoking mystery following Erica Reed, a Boston-based FBI agent, haunted by the unsolved case of a serial killer who took her brother’s life. Taking a turn for the strange, Erica investigates with the ability of post-cognition, sensing an objects past with a mere touch. What unravels is a much greater, much more complex and enigmatic mystery, as it becomes clear that someone knows her secret.
Gimbal Cop is an asynchronous multi-player racer/track creator. One player flies through space leaving a trail behind him, and the others follow along trying to catch him! Targeted at iOS/Android devices, the game maximizes the use of tilt controls and competitive gameplay to deliver an experience completely new to the mobile scene. Players can also join a game from their Windows or Mac with the option of hooking up their mobile device as a controller. As the Architect, explore a universe full of narwhals and potatoes while laying down track in the style of an Octopus Tentacle, Western Thoroughfare, CandyLand, LavaLand, and many more! As the runner, collect boost and try to stay on top of the track’s bends and turns in order to catch up with the architect at the head of his twisting tendril. Come up with a cool-looking track? Well, of course you did! Share the design with your friends online and race on it again, and again. On the PC, armed with the (free) Unity game editor, save your favorite tracks and edit their shape, adding extra doodads.
The Hold is a first-person 3D puzzle platformer that takes place inside of a massive MC Escher-like spacestation. Users must navigate the absurd space, solve puzzles, shift gravity, and maintain perspective as they try to escape.
Prime’s Quest introduces Prime, a young and charismatic teenager searching for his kidnapped grandfather in a post-apocalyptic Earth. This puzzle adventure game takes the beloved sokoban style and adds fresh and innovative mechanics coupled with handmade puzzles to add a new twist to the beloved genre.