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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