Māori photography game Umurangi Generation wins top honour at 2021 Indie Games Festival
23 July 2021

New Zealand made video games are impressing worldwide this week with one topping a Steam chart and another claiming the biggest award at the annual Indie Games Festival.

Umurangi Generation, developed by Australian-based Māori Naphtali Faulkner, won the festival’s most important honour – the Seumas McNally Prize – as well as picking up an Excellence in Narrative award.

The game is a first-player photography game set in Tauranga “in the shitty future”. Players take on the role of a Māori courier for the Tauranga Express, using photography to document the city during an alien invasion.

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