This year there is an amazing group of games nominated for awards at the 16th annual Independent Games Festival. The IGF awards are perhaps the most prestigious in the games industry with past winners of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize including World of Goo, Minecraft and FLT: Faster than Light.
When you see games like Kerbal Space Program and The Yawhg appear as honourable mentions for the Grand Prize, you know there are some big hitters in the running. This year we see the following titles head up the list for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize:
The Stanley Parable
Dominique Pamplemouss in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!”
A dark night, a delivery to be made and a gas station with no power dominating the scene. It all leaves me very little to go on as Kentucky Route Zero’s first act opens. I knew it was a point and click, I knew it was an indie marvel of some caliber but nothing prepared me for just how weird my next few hours were going to become.
Or just how pretty this game looks when in motion. …
The competition finalists for the 15th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards have been revealed with a group of stellar names appearing across all the categories, especially the Grand Prize. Award winners will be announced March 27th during the Game Developers Conference, all the games up for awards will be playable during GDC on the showfloor and will also appear during the Independent Games Summit taking place in the days before the GDC kicks off. …
The finalists for the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival awards have been revealed, and there is a wide range of exciting games up for nomination, including Dear Esther, Spelunky and Gunpoint. The full list of nominees can be found after the jump. …