GIZORAMA - In March, fans and developers of indie games will converge in San Francisco, California for the 16th annual Independent Games Festival. The IGF is a five day celebration of the indie gaming community that seeks to foster innovation while honoring some of the best indie games over the past year. The top prize for developers in the IGF Awards is the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Along with $30,000, the winner of the Seumas McNally award will have the recognition of winning one of the top prizes in indie gaming and the honor of being named the best indie game of the year. Over the next few weeks GIZORAMA will be taking a look at the six games nominated for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize in anticipation of the IGF Awards taking place on March 19, 2014. First up is a brand new release from Necrophone Games: Jazzpunk.
How would one describe Jazzpunk? At its core Jazzpunk is a first person adventure set in an open 3D world, but there is a lot more to it than just that. Drawing inspiration from spoof comedy films such The Naked Gun and Airplane!, Jazzpunk is a crazy, surreal journey through a stylized Cold War era cyber future where mission objectives are secondary to the desire to explore every inch of the joke and pun saturated environment. Confused yet? Well, we’re just getting started.