The Tribeca Festival Announces Its 2023 Games Lineup

Seven games from across the globe will be feature as part of the event.


The Tribeca Festival has announced the 2023 Tribeca Games Lineup, as well as other games-related activities you can expect from the event.

This year, The Tribeca Festival will feature seven titles as part of the games portion of the festival, all of which "demonstrate potential in phenomenal storytelling and innovation through interactive experiences." These include A Highland Song, from UK-based developer inkle Studios, Chants of Sennar from French studio Rundisc, Despelote from Julián Cordero, Sebastián Valbuena, Gabe Cuzzillo, Ian Berman, Niall Tessier-Lavigne, Goodbye Volcano High from KO_OP, Nightscape from Mezan Studios, Stray Gods from Summerfall Studios, and The Expanse: A Telltale Series from Deck Nine. Each of these games will also be having their world premiere at the festival.

As well as this, there are a few events taking place at the festival aside from the games being showcased, including Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds, a documentary that "takes viewers on a journey into the creative mind of Hideo Kojima, one of the most iconic video game designers in the world." An "extended" Q&A with Kojima himself will also take place following the screening. Telltale Games is also hosting a panel called, "Exploring Deep Space: How Telltale and Deck Nine created Expanse Stories in an Interactive Medium," which will go into the "key factors in capturing the right feel and tone for The Expanse: A Telltale Series."

This year's Tribeca Festival will also include a "highly curated program of 13 extended reality experiences." These include VR games like Pixel Ripped 1978, and installations like The Fury from Iranian artist Shirin Neshat. The two titles will respectively take part in the Main Competition and New Voices categories, the former focusing on artists that "bridge the gap between technology and storytelling," and the latter for "first- or second-time XR [creators] that bring new perspectives and artistic languages to immersive storytelling."

The Tribeca Festival is running from June 9-17, with more information available on the organization's website.

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