Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game Nominated As a Finalist in the IndieCade Awards

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Shortlisted For The Narrative Game Award

Denver, CO – September 28th, 2021 – Independent games publisher Versus Evil in partnership with multi award winning development studio Mad About Pandas is pleased to announce that the atmospheric first-person mystery game, Hitchhiker – A Mystery Game has been nominated for The Narrative Game Award in the IndieCade Awards 2021. The Narrative Game Award celebrates accomplishment and innovation in the emergent art of interaction driven narrative.

“We’re more than pleased to be nominated for The Narrative Game Award,” said Mad About Pandas Managing and Creative Director, Patrick Rau. “This nomination is an affirmation of our work and our accomplishments with a story driven game. We’re very excited that Hitchhikers emotional narrative is worthy of the IndieCade nomination.” He added.

Hitchhiker is a mystery game set along lost highways, where your goal is to solve the puzzle of your own backstory. As a hitchhiker with no memory or destination, you catch a series of rides across a strange and beautiful landscape, tracking the mysterious disappearance of a person close to you.

In addition, all IndieCade 2021 Nominated Games are also eligible for the following five awards: 

IndieCade Jury Prix
IndieCade Grand Jury
IndieCade Developers Choice
Innovation in Interaction Design
Innovation in Experience Design

Awards Ceremony October 24 @ 12 Noon Pacific

Find out more about the awards here:
https://anywhere.indiecade.com/nominated-games/

Hitchhiker: A Mystery Game is recipient of several award nominations and wins based on it’s First Ride Prototype including Intel Buzz Workshops Developer Award, and winner of the Game Connection Best Story award. The game was also a nominee in A MAZE earlier this year and won a Silver Prize for Best Storytelling as well as a Gold Prize for the Best Narrative at NYX Game Awards in 2021.

About Versus Evil
Founded in 2013, Versus Evil, LLC is the US based video game publisher behind critically acclaimed video games First Class Trouble, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and The Banner Saga trilogy. Publishing games on all major mobile, PC and console platforms, Versus Evil works with independent development studios from around the world. The corporate philosophy is to champion for the independent game developer. For more information visit versusevil.com

About Mad About Pandas
Mad About Pandas is an award-winning German independent video game developer founded in 2005 by Patrick Rau and based in Berlin. The studio has released acclaimed titles such as Ubisoft’s Galaxy Racers, The Great Jitters: Pudding Panic, and the narrative mystery game Hitchhiker. Learn more at https://www.madaboutpandas.com.

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