The year is coming to an end and as it is common practice to look back to remember what great games you played in the past 12 months, we, too want to award a prize to the best of them. Of course, our regards go to you, our CryENGINEERS, and so we're looking to honor the best CRYENGINE Indie Game. We have three awesome nominees – and prizes for the winners and those who vote! We had a hard time deciding because the amount of great projects you guys have been putting out this year is simply amazing. To keep it fair and square, we decided to only consider games that have been fully released this year - and didn't count early access games.
So without further ado - here are our three nominees for CRYENGINE Indie Game of the Year - 2017: An ancient world, long abandoned. Where has everyone gone? What lies beyond the valley?
Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a single-player first person mystery adventure set a lavishly detailed open world.
You awake abandoned after hundreds of years of sleep in a crumbling temple of a once mighty civilization. Outside, a ruined city lies deep in the grip of a jungle.
Immersed in this world of dark beauty, thrilling mystery and ancient structures, you embark on a quest to discover the truth about who you are, and what disaster befell this magnificent ancient world.
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- and we highly recommend to get the Soundtrack Edition as the music in this game is so enchanting and beautiful - it will keep on giving for a long time after you finished the game.
Explore a verdant landscape, vast temples and master ancient technology to reveal the macabre secrets of this haunted, forgotten world. With revolutionary story and puzzle mechanics, Aporia: Beyond The Valley reveals a dark and deadly past and sounds a warning to our possible future. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Deceit tests your instincts at trust and deception in a multiplayer first-person shooter. You wake up in an asylum to the sound of an unfamiliar voice, surrounded by five others. A third of your group have been infected with a virus, but who will escape? Whilst traversing the building the power will be going out creating darkness, allowing the infected players to transform into their terror form and strike. Find allies and complete objectives around the map to better your chances of survival.
The environment has been specifically setup to cause conflict amongst the group, creating doubt about the true intentions of players. The infected will be trying to cover up their group sabotage attempts, whilst the rest will be keeping an eye out for this suspicious behaviour and attempt to join forces with people they think they can trust.
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Overall, the gameplay involves the frenzy of fast paced combat mixed with strategic map positioning, and of course the psychological aspects of determining who is infected. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Something strange appears in the woods. Rain pours, and darkness hangs in the air.
Life as you know it is about to change forever.
In this Lovecraftian horror adventure, you'll have to learn how to survive as you fend off a dark and disturbing evil. Explore a huge and terrifying world, flee from a unrelenting enemy, solve puzzles, and unravel the ancient mystery that's befallen this land.
Get The Land of Pain on Steam _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ And that's in it for you, CryENGINEERs! We are proud and honored to see such talented teams develop amazing games with our software. All of you who are here are developers in some capacity; artists, game designers, programmers, contributors and creators. We want to empower you to achieve your vision and keep the indie scene alive and kicking. We couldn’t do this without you, our CryENGNEERs, a faithful community sticking together, providing great feedback for the engine and our service and helping each other out wherever you can. So we want to give something back; not just to the winning nominee, but also to those who vote. We are raffling off some game keys for Aporia: Beyond the Valley, The Land of Pain and Werewolf Pack keys for Deceit!
They make great gifts for friends if you already own the games or are the perfect opportunity to try them yourselves if you haven't yet. We will raffle keys in batches each week the voting is up - and announce winners here on the thread and via PM.
Vote + leave a comment on this thread and let us know why you voted for the game in question for a chance to win game keys/In-Game items!
- You need to leave a comment to be considered for the raffle; voting alone isn't enough.
- By commenting on the thread you agree to the rules and terms of the raffle.
- You only need to leave ONE comment on this thread, multiple comments won't get you additional chances to win.
- Don't spam this thread, normal forum rules still apply.
- If you break the forum rules on this or any other thread during the time of the raffle, you're disqualified.
- There's a limited number of keys, so not everyone who votes might get one, but commenting gets you a ticket for the raffle.
- Raffle & Voting runs from Dec 18 2017 until Jan 15 2018.
Season's Greetings and good luck to all of you! Keep creating amazing games with CRYENGINE, and next year, it might be your game that's up for vote.
The CRYENGINE Team