Summer Game Fest Day 2: Tribeca Games Spotlight

The last SGF event of the day is starting, the Tribeca Games Spotlight! We’ll be covering it live in its entirely. Refresh the page for minute-by-minute updates.

  • It starts with an AirPods musical ad that I was about to comment “this looks like a spoof of AirPod ads”.

Thirsty Suitors

  • Action-adventure RPG about American culture and finding oneself.
  • Takes place in Timer Hills.
  • Jala is the main character.
  • You battle your exes. When you battle, you go into their “personal space” which sounds like Scott Pilgrim.
  • Battles aren’t physical. “Thirsty Taunt” is an ability.
  • Attacks are more like a dance. You send imaginary punches to your ex.
  • The game is developed by Outerloop games.

The Cub

  • Developed by Demagogue Studios, creators of Golf Club Wasteland.
  • Described as “The Jungle Book set in an urban city apocalypse”.
  • The ultra-rich evacuated to Tesla City on Mars.
  • While visiting Earth and playing gold, a science expedition comes upon a mutated kid: The Cub.
  • Brutalist architecture. Modernist architecture. Lots of subtext to be found.
  • The game is an homage to games like Heart of Darkness and Aladdin.

As Dusk Falls

  • Robbery gone wrong. A story that takes places through the decades.
  • Developed by Interior Night.
  • Explores the story of the Walkers and Holes over thirty years.
  • You’ll be stepping in the shoes of different characters.
  • Vince and his family get caught in a hostage situation on their way to Arizona.
  • Another playable character from the other family, Jay.
  • Zoe, third main character, Vince’s dad. She ages from 6 to 19 throughout the story.
  • Game’s story was recorded like a movie, with actors being filmed, then digitized.
  • Vince is voiced by Elias Toufexis, known for voicing Adam Jensen in Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Mankind Divided.

Venba

  • Narrative cooking game.
  • Exploring the story of a family and the unique challenges they face.
  • At its core, it’s about the relationship between mother and son.
  • Sound effects was done by recording actual cooking.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

  • Battles, castles, high seas!
  • Developed by Asobo Studio.
  • Gameplay focuses on stealth and survival.
  • The evolution of Amicia in this world is a big part of the story.
  • Comes out in 2022.

Cuphead

  • The devs wanted to add more to the game.
  • The Delicious Last Course comes out on the 30th of June.

Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals

  • The characters are the focus of the first game.
  • The cast of characters is changed from the previous one.
  • Radio allows the players to explore the island in new ways, mainly time travel.
  • Active antagonists that try to open tears in time.

Immortality

  • Marisa Marcel is a an actress who starred in 3 movies over 3 decades
  • Anonymous donor gave the devs footage for the 3 movies
  • The devs implemented a mechanic that lets you select an image and the game will jumpcut to another clip with that image
  • Lets you create your own montage made out of selected footage.

American Arcadia

  • Everyone is always watching.
  • Arcadia is the most watched reality show on the planet.
  • 70’s retro-futuristic.
  • Trevor has a simple, boring and happy life.
  • Angela is a hacker willing to do anything to save an innocent person (like Trevor).
  • 2.5D side-scroller with chases, puzzles.
  • 3D first-person puzzle gameplay.
  • The dimensions change depending on who you are currently playing as.
  • The soundtrack is a mix of orchestral and electronic.

That was all for this week from Summer Game Fest! The event will resume on Monday with heavy-hitter streams from Xbox + Bethesda and PC Gamer’s PC Gaming Show!

What was your favorite game reveal today? Let us know in the comments below!