Outstanding Underappreciated Game of 2022 - Player's Choice - an IFDB Poll

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This poll is part of the 2022 IFDB Awards. The rules for the competition can be found here, and a list of all categories can be found here.

This award is for the most underappreciated game of 2022. Voting is open to all IFDB members.

Eligible games include only those in the following search:
https://ifdb.org/search?sortby=rand&searchfor=published%3A2022

If a game published in 2022 does not appear in this search, please edit the game page to include the correct publication year.

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Quintessence, by Lapin Lunaire Games
9 votes
"Ruminate over life choices accompanied by a rusalka" [+]"Ruminate over life choices accompanied by a rusalka" --Heli N.... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Jaded Pangolin... (No comment) [+](No comment) --reyryan... (No comment) [+](No comment) --ArloElm... (No comment) [+](No comment) --DBD... (No comment) [+](No comment) --manonamora...


Cannelé & Nomnom - Defective Agency, by Younès R. & Yazaleea
7 votes
"Needs more attention" [+]"Needs more attention: This game got a lower score in IFComp than expected, maybe because it lacks an ending, but the existing parts are incredibly polished and high-effort." --Cerfeuil... "This is probably..." [+]"This is probably the game from IFComp 22 I would rank highest based on personal enjoyment. A mystery that was delightful, silly, and very slick in its coding. " () --Bell Cyborg... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Ola... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Jaded Pangolin... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Karl Ove Hufthammer... (No comment) [+](No comment) --EJ...


The Sun Doesn't Shine Here, by Stanley W. Baxton
5 votes
"Spooky revelations and friendly betrayals" [+]"Spooky revelations and friendly betrayals" --Heli N.... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Jaded Pangolin... (No comment) [+](No comment) --reyryan... (No comment) [+](No comment) --DBD...


Uncle Mortimer's Secret, by Jim MacBrayne
4 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) () --Vivienne Dunstan... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Dee Cooke... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Michael L....


Computerfriend, by Kit Riemer
4 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) () --Drew Cook... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Sophia de Augustine... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --ArloElm... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --manonamora...


GONCHAROV 2073, by sweetfish
3 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) () --autumnc... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Sophia de Augustine... (No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --manonamora...


Digit, by Joey Acrimonious
3 votes
"amazing sense of place " [+]"amazing sense of place " () --nf... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Sophia de Augustine... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Pinkunz...


A Matter of Heist Urgency, by FLACRabbit
3 votes
"Especially the post-comp release!" [+]"Especially the post-comp release!" --OtisTDog... (No comment) [+](No comment) --inventor200... (No comment) [+](No comment) --DBD...


Creating Goncharov, by Albie
3 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) --kaemi... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Sophia de Augustine... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Heli N....


The Euripides Enigma, by Larry Horsfield
3 votes
"oldschool" [+]"oldschool: past the initial "search for objects"-phase it gets very interesting." ( - Full review) --Denk... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Rovarsson... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --Jade68...


Manifest No, by Kaemi Velatet
2 votes
"Haven't played, so it fits" [+]"Haven't played, so it fits: This game has an incredible amount of effort put into it, from the little I've seen, but very few people have finished it. I haven't. So it's a perfect fit for the category. If the world was a fairer place it would have at least a hundred times more attention. I'll finish it someday I swear." --Cerfeuil... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Sophia de Augustine...


Phenomena, by Dawn Sueoka
2 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --slugzuki... (No comment) [+](No comment) --Sophia de Augustine...


More a Haunting than a History, by E. Jade Lomax
2 votes
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --Jaded Pangolin... (No comment) [+](No comment) --autumnc...


The Little Match Girl 2: Annus Evertens, by Ryan Veeder
2 votes
"clever and cathartic" [+]"clever and cathartic" --Passerine... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --jsnlv...


Lucid, by Caliban's Revenge
2 votes
"Underrated favorite" [+]"Underrated favorite: One of my favorite IFComp 2022 games, though it didn't get a very high ranking. Lovely writing." ( - Full review) --Cerfeuil... (No comment) [+](No comment) () --OverThinking...


Library Quest, by starflame149
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) () --Denk...


Half-Alive, by Bellamy Briks
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --kaemi...


CC's Road to Stardom, by OK Feather
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) ( - Full review) --jakomo...


The Lottery Ticket, by Anonymous
1 vote
(No comment) [+](No comment) --manonamora...


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