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“Honestly, in all of my experiences, they're actually super open, thoughtful, warm and genuinely funny people who are simply trying to push “games” in directions we hadn't thought to try before. And I think this is reflected in this year's selection,” Boyer explains.That list of nominees includes games as varied as the one-button party game B.U.T.T.O.N. and the delightfully weird, but approachable Nidhogg, two games in particular where social multiplayer components feature prominently.B.U.T.T.O.N.”If you've seen either played in replica Tissot T90.4.106.01 watch public,” Boyer says, “you know that the experience is as valuable to the observers as it is to the players themselves, and that's a pleasure that for the past few decades has been reserved almost entirely for the deep, hardcore fighting/dancing game underground.

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He hopes the highlighted Nuovo nominees will “broaden the minds of people that haven't seen what videogames

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In another of 2011's Independent Game Festival Nuovo Award nominees, you play as a dictator's cat.The Independent Games Festival Awards special prize, the Nuovo Award, exists to reward “abstract, short-form, and unconventional game development,” to honor the more esoteric art games competing in the annual indie game competition.”There's a crucial and growing sub-segment of the indie games community that's replica Tissot T0114171704100 Men's Watch devoted themselves to these new areas — documentary and autobiographical games, meditative games, games where the 'video' part of videogames is far less important than the 'game' that's actually happening amongst the players themselves,” said IGF chairman Brandon Boyer in advance of the nominee announcement.

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