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

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

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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