Culturegamer.fr, independent French video gaming showcased2 min
Artistic, educational, cultural, immersive, narrative or committed, independent French video gaming has many faces. The new dedicated website by the Institut français, culturegamer.fr, promotes independent video gaming creations and those involved in the sector (designers, studios, publishers, distributors, schools, clusters etc.). It promotes the diversity, innovative aspect, singularity and excellence of productions by this jewel of French cultural and creative industries.
Somewhere, in the depths of a data server, an ecosystem is born : Paper Beast. An unknown force seems to weigh on its balance. Head off on an adventure in this unique virtual reality odyssey, and unite your talents with the colourful, fragile creatures that inhabit it to unravel the mysteries of this world.
Yu and Kay have run away to an abandoned planet to be able to stay together. The two lovers’ survival depends on that of the environment that the intimate roleplaying game Haven proposes to embody, alone, or with two players, in a saga that explores the themes of survival, love and freedom.
Enterre-moi mon amour
Enterre-moi, mon amour is an adventure game in which you experience the journey of Nour, a Syrian migrant heading for Europe. Majd, her husband, stayed behind in Syria. He communicates with her through messages and advises her as best he can so that she gets to her destination.
The world of Romanica is dying since only one language has been spoken. By taking on the darkness over 75 epic levels, you are the only one that can bring back life, culture and light to this multi-language world in distress.
The kingdom is governed by a tyrant who turns his subjects into an army of monsters. You play an infected hero who tries to get his own back on the monarch in a tentacular castle that’s constantly changing, lacking a control point. Dead Cells won the best mobile video game award in the first video game Pégases awards.
11-11 Memories Retold
11 November 1916. A young photographer leaves Canada to fight in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told his son has been declared missing. 11-11:Memories Retold retraces the moving story of two soldiers on opposite sides during the 1st World War.
In Greedfall, explore the unexplored lands of a magical island and uncover ancestral secrets protected by supernatural creatures. Build alliances or betray whole factions to forge the destiny of this world with a look inspired by 17th century Europe, confronted with health, colonial and environmental issues. Influence its story through combat, diplomacy, or tricks… and shape your legend.
The Kingdom of Istyald
The Tree of Knowledge, source of all knowledge and wisdom, is dying. You are the only one that can unite the divided people to fight the shadow lord and re-establish the Kingdom’s threatened harmony. Available on the website of the BNF (National Library of France) dedicated to Fantasy and its origins, the Kingdom of Istyald is a narrative adventure video game that gives you the opportunity to explore a superb world inspired by Tolkien’s heroic landscapes to save the tree of knowledge and get back to the origins of Fantasy.
What would happen if the whole world was blocked in a time loop, without knowing it ? In Alt-Frequencies, record audio extracts, broadcast them and unravel the mystery of the time loop in an interactive radiophonic investigation.
Alt-Frequencies won the Academy special price, « Au-delà du jeu vidéo » (Beyond the video game), in the first video game Pégases awards.
The first video game by the Centre Pompidou, Prisme7 is an invitation to discover modern and contemporary art by interacting with the works of the Musée national d’art moderne (National Modern Art Museum) collection. Moving between colour and light, the player explores an organism that gradually builds up as the artistic and sensorial aspects of forty or so emblematic works are discovered.
The Institut français and the project
The Institut français has launched culturegamer.fr, an overview website that showcases and promotes video game creations and those involved in independent, cultural, educational and artistic video game production.