2014 Independent Games Festival Announces Main Competition Finalists

By corib3ar On 8 Jan, 2014 At 05:58 PM | Categorized As Featured, Games, Games News, Power the Indie | With 0 Comment

The IGF awards will take place on March 19 at the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center. All finalists games will be available to play at the IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2014 expo floor. Also, all IGF Main Competition Finalists will get the opportunity to accept a distribution agreement through Valve’s Steam publishing platform.

The full list of finalists in each category for the 2014 Independent Games Festival, with jury-picked “honorable mentions,” is as follows:

Excellence In Visual Art
DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)
The Banner Saga (Stoic)
Perfect Stride (Arcane Kids)
Samorost3 (Amanita Design)
Drei (Etter)

Honorable mentions: Shelter (Might & Delight), Galak-Z (17-BIT), The Swapper(Facepalm Games), The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll), Don’t Starve(Klei Entertainment)

Excellence In Narrative
The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)
Paralect (Paralect Team)
DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!” (Deirdra Kiai Productions)
The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

Honorable mentions: Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games), Gorogoa (Jason Roberts), Redshirt (The Tiniest Shark), Detective Grimoire (SFB Games), Monster Loves You! (Radial Games Corp. & Dejobaan Games)

Excellence In Design
TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson)
868-HACK (Michael Brough)
Mushroom 11 (Untame)
Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
Don’t Starve (Klei Entertainment)
Crypt of The NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Honorable mentions: The Banner Saga (Stoic), Perfect Stride (Arcane Kids),Threes (Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend & Jimmy Hinson), DEVICE 6 (Simogo),Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)

Excellence In Audio
Samorost3 (Amanita Design)
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!” (Deirdra Kiai Productions)
The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)
DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)

Honorable mentions: Sokobond (Alan Hazelden, Harry Lee & Ryan Roth), The Banner Saga (Stoic), Potatoman Seeks the Troof (Pixeljam), Jazzpunk(Necrophone Games), Don’t Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Nuovo Award
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!” (Deirdra Kiai Productions)
Luxuria Superbia (Tale of Tales)
Extrasolar (Lazy 8 Studios)
Perfect Woman (Peter Lu and Lea Schönfelder)
SoundSelf (Robin Arnott)
Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
Save the Date (Paper Dino Software)
Corrypt (Michael Brough)

Honorable mentions: Shelter (Might & Delight), DEVICE 6 (Simogo), Elegy for a Dead World (Dejobaan Games with Popcannibal), SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT team),18 Cadence (Aaron A. Reed)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize
The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
Don’t Starve (Klei Entertainment)
Jazzpunk (Necrophone Games)
Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!” (Deirdra Kiai Productions)

Honorable mentions: Crypt Of The NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games),TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson), Kerbal Space Program (Squad), 868-HACK(Michael Brough), The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)

 

For more information on the Independent Games Festival, please visit the official IGF website at www.igf.com. For those interested in registering for GDC 2014, which includes the Independent Games Summit, the IGF Pavilion and the IGF Awards Ceremony, please visit www.gdconf.com.

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