Titles like Gone Home, Gun Monkeys, Reus and Ether One take centre-stage
Brighton, UK, 28th May 2013: Gamer Network is thrilled to announce the Leftfield Collection line-up for this year's Rezzed, a place where visitors can discover and play the best new independent games right at the heart of the show.
This year's Rezzed takes place at The NEC, Birmingham, on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June and will feature the most anticipated PC and indie games of 2013. Tickets are on sale now at www.rezzed.com, priced?12 for one day or?20 for both.
16 independent PC titles have been chosen to exhibit in The Leftfield Collection, including the haunting adventure game Gone Home, manic cartoon deathmatch title Gun Monkeys, and a mixture of puzzling, twitchy, musical and colourful games dealing with themes as light and addictive as jetpack speed-running and as heavy and thought-provoking as terminal illness and memory loss.
Rezzed is primarily a PC event, but the organisers - including the editorial team behind Gamer Network's Eurogamer.net - feel that the show should capture the independent spirit of games wherever it can be found, so this year will also feature a range of upcoming games for mobile and tablet.
The full list of Leftfield Collection PC titles is as follows:
Apotheon - Alientrap Games
Ending - Aaron Steed
Ether One - White Paper Games
Full Mojo Rampage - Over the Top Games
Gone Home - The Fullbright Company
Gun Monkeys - Size Five Games
Hacker, the movie hacker simulation game - Liam Fogerty
icefishing v - Nathan Gallardo
Luminesca - Matt Glanville
Morphopolis - Micro Macro Games
Reus - Abbey Games
Silhouette - Manikin Games
Sneaksneak - Frambosa
That Dragon, Cancer - Josh Larson
Trash TV - Lawrie Russell
Undercurrent - Balls Deep Productions
This year's inaugural selection of mobile and tablet titles follows:
Helix - Michael Bough
Out There - Mi-Clos Studio
RYMDKAPSEL - grapefrukt games
Stickets - Harry Lee
"The Leftfield Collection is an opportunity for talented indie developers to exhibit their games at a huge public game show in a way that is usually reserved for big-name developers and publishers," said David Hayward, curator of the Leftfield Collection. "The selection of games we have for visitors to play reflects the incredible depth and range of imagination at work in indie game development. The selection process was a real pleasure."
Elsewhere at Rezzed, attendees will be able to go hands-on with Total War: ROME II, Company of Heroes 2 and a wide range of big PC titles, with many still to be announced.
Rezzed will also host a full schedule of Developer Sessions, where leading studios and independent developers reveal new details on their games in development and the way they are building them. Developers announced so far include Introversion Software (Prison Architect), Obsidian Entertainment (Project Eternity) and Creative Assembly (ROME II), with several more still to be revealed in the run-up to the show.
About Gamer Network Ltd
Founded in 1999, Gamer Network Ltd (previously Eurogamer Network Ltd) publishes a range of video game websites including Eurogamer.net, the world's leading independent video games website with local editions in ten European languages. The company also publishes market-leading trade resource GamesIndustry International and Outside Xbox, a video site dedicated to the Xbox community. It also represents several partner websites including VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and NintendoLife.com. In addition to its online publications, Gamer Network produces live public events and trade shows including the Eurogamer Expo, the UK's largest gaming event; Rezzed, the PC and indie games show; and GameHorizon, the games industry conference. Find out more: www.gamer-network.net