The lights are on
The nominees for the 15th annual Independent Games Festival have been announced, with recognized games including Hotline Miami, Little Inferno, and FTL: Faster than Light.
The list of nominees includes almost 30 independently developed games, culled from more 500 submissions.
Regardless of who picks up the awards, those winners will be in good company. Previous winners include Castle Crashers, Minecraft, and Braid.
Winners will be announced March 27 during the Game Developers Choice Awards. They'll be splitting almost $60,000 in prizes, with the Seumus McNally Grand Prize awarding the winner $30,000.
Here's the complete list of nominees.
Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Excellence in Visual Art
Excellence in Design
Excellence in Audio
Excellence in Narrative
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Cool beans. My hat's off to all of them.
It's a crime that Thomas Was Alone isn't nominated for Excellence in Narrative. It got two in different categories, but come on...
Oh well. I look forward to the results; I have always liked seeing the winners of the IGF.
Super Hexagon is just amazing.
Incredipede is an amazing game.
Hotline Miami should win.
The Stanley Parable was awesome! It should have been able to win narrative!
No Lone Survivor? Boo.
Been addicted to FTL. Hope it wins the Grand Prize. It deserves it.
almost all of them deserve it.
FTL and Hot Line Miami fo sho.
I bought Thirty Flights of Loving on the Steam sale. I am a person that love artistic games. BUT I have no idea what I just played. It seemed symbolic for a relationship or something.
Let the best of many win the title. Good luck to all the games.
glad to see pixeljunk 4am get some recognition under the audio category. not a game in the traditional sense, and definitely not for everybody, but i definitely liked it in a chill, trance inducing, go-with-the-flow sort of way.