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Sonar Islands is the Game of the Year at the 2022 Futurezone Award

Sonar Islands is the Game of the Year at the 2022 Futurezone Award

How can people play those games visual problems to have? Vienna Game Studio mental home He not only asked the question, but also answered it.

The result is Sonar IslandsGame iOS And the android. However, the game is not just for visually impaired people: it gives everyone a hilarious impression of how these people have mastered their daily lives. In the Future Zone Award 2022 The idea was well received: the expert jury chose it as Game of the Year – Powered by Courier TV.

Explore a foreign island with your ears

Be in Sonar Islands Explore foreign islands – with ears. Only outlines can be seen on the screen. Use sounds to find treasure and avoid dangers like hissing snakes, lava and splashing robots. With the treasures collected, your own island is expanded, which is being explored by other players. Using traps, you try to make it as difficult as possible to find the treasures.

Mental Home has already won the District of the Future award. 2018 was the year of the game fairy excellent. The endless running of smartphones also depends on hearing, so it is also suitable for people with visual impairments.

other candidates

In addition to Sonar Islands, two other games with innovative ideas were shortlisted as 3 finalists. In a hand drawn adventure Gibbon: Beyond the Trees You swing from branch to branch like a monkey and master the acrobatic moves.

Although fun, the game is themed real problemssuch as deforestation, poaching and climate catastrophe. Gibbon: Beyond the Trees Available for Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac. Behind the game is Viennese game developer breaking rules.

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Glass threads is an interactive comic for iOS And the android. It deals with part of the history of the Vietnamese contract workers who came to the GDR at that time. The player experiences the movement from the perspectives of two women in Chemnitz.

face you then Dissolution of the German Democratic RepublicHow radically the country is changing. For a mix of entertainment, education, and retrofitting, I interviewed former contract workers and their descendants. The game is made by cause creation from Vienna.