This year, Game Chef took place simultaneously in four languages: French, Italian, Portuguese, and English. Each of those language communities chose a 2013 winner.
After the winners were announced, all four were translated into a shared tongue, and an international committee of judges set to reading them. Finally, a 2013 World Champion is ready to be announced.
The four games were:
- Paper Tigers, a satirical game about political campaigning and untrustworthy finger puppets. English winner.
- Pulse, a game about traveling through time ripples to investigate the circumstances that led up to a single moment. Brazilian winner. (note: start on the last past, read backward.)
- inabsentia, a game about a single person returning to earth long after the human race left and other creatures took over. Italian winner.
- The Little Emotions Hunters, a game about children scouting for feelings and emotions in the countryside, and bringing them back to the emotionless adults who need them. French winner.
All four of these games are amazing and exciting. They each bring something compelling to the table. But our secret international judging cabal has finally settled on a world champion…
I’m so excited to try it, and get into some cerebral time-skipping investigations!