Triennale Game Collection is live on steam

A strong example of art in gaming

25 Dec 2016

The gaming industry has come a long way in the last 30 years. We've seen the medium grow from a simple ball and two sticks on a black canvas to a first person perspective puzzle game about sentient corn. And from this development, the outside world are recognizing the significance of gaming in the entertainment industry, and even in the artistic space.

So since we here at Awkward Machine like to pride ourselves in shining light on the lesser known gems in the world of video games. Here is a heads up that starting this month, you can now download the Triennale Game Collection from Steam and Handheld devices! What is it you ask? This collection showcases some of gamings best examples in the "Games are art" movement. The titles included are as follows.


(Taken from the Steam description)

Il Filo Conduttore

"[Game 1] Il Filo Conduttore by Mario von Rickenbach and Christian Etter (Switzerland), is a small story about a cord, which hangs down from the top, overlooking a handful of delicately arranged objects.


[Game 2] LOCK by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn (Tale of Tales, Belgium) is a small exploration of the universe, as previously imagined: based on cosmologies which place the Earth, and thus humans, at the center of the universe, Loci Omnes Caelesistis Kyries shifts between a simple diagram and a fascinating machine.


[Game 3] Neighbor by Jake Elliott, Tamas Kemenczy and Ben Babbitt (Cardboard Computer, USA). The crater is roughly sixty meters in diameter, rocky, hot in the daytime and cool at night, home to cacti that bears edible fruit.

A Glass Room

[Game 4] A Glass Room by Pol Clarissou (France) showcases pictures and animated sequences from Pol Clarissou’s own life. The flickering photographs projected on virtual walls create a narrative that evolves as the player manipulates the device.

The Worm Room

[Game 5] The Worm Room by Katie Rose Pipkin (USA) is a first-person exploration game which exists as a series of endless glass greenhouses that the player may wander through for the same reasons one visits a physical botanical garden; to walk, to take in beauty, to learn."

"The Triennale Game Collection is a downloadable virtual exhibition of video games created for the XXI Triennale by some of the world’s most renowned independent game designers, showcasing these artists’ experimental approach to interactivity."

This collection was released 8/12/16, you can download it here

Merry Christmas by the way, go overeat/drink with your loved ones!