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Independent game awards look to honour titles about eating dinner and playing as a politician's cat

Bloody video games, eh? There’s just no originality in them anymore. If you’re not nuking the shit out of a skyscraper-sized alien, you’re shooting Nazis in their freedom-hating faces. Ah, au contraire, Jimmy Cynic. There have been loads of innovative titles in the last year. Alright, most of them are independent titles involving 2D fencing/football hybrids or controlling an evil dictator’s feline. Buy hey, generic beggars can’t be choosers, right?

The Independent Game Festival Awards is looking to honour "abstract, short-form, and unconventional game development" with its Nuovo Award. You can visit Kotaku if you want to see the full list of games nominated for the prize and we’ve listed some of our favourites below. Warning: if you’ve an aversion to batshit-sponsored craziness, step away from the keyboard.

Want a game where you have to wait for a date that’s late for a delicious meal you prepared, while simultaneously getting shit-faced? Then you should definitely check outDinner Date.

Or perhaps you fancy playing a 2D fencing game that eh… apparently involves some football and platforming? If that’s the case, may we suggestNidhoggfor your consideration?

No, how aboutBrutally Unfair Tactics Totally OK Now(or B.U.T.T.O.N. for short)? ‘tis atitle where the player controls the rules of the game… apparently by brutally electrocuting small animals.

Alright, well we know you can’t turn your nose up atThe Cat and the Coup. Y’know, the game where you control a prime minister’s pussy? Must. Maintain. Straight. Face.

Source: Kotaku

Dec 20, 2010