Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

The best and brightest of the indie game development scene get narrowed down heading to the March awards.

The IGF has posted the list of finalists for their indie-centric awards, and among the nominees a couple of titles pop out with some regularity: the much-anticipated 2D/3D platformer FEZ garnered two nominations while the The Chinese Room-developed “first-person ghost story” Dear Esther earned four nominations. The finalists were chosen from a record 570 submissions to this year’s competition, so give it up for the select few who were able to make it to the short list.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Dear Esther
FEZ
Frozen Synapse
Johann Sebastian Joust
Spelunky

Excellence In Visual Art

Botanicula
Dear Esther
Lume
Mirage
Wonderputt

Technical Excellence

Antichamber
Fez
Prom Week
Realm of the Mad God
Spelunky

Excellence In Design:

Atom Zombie Smasher
English Country Tune
Frozen Synapse
Gunpoint
Spelunky

Excellence in Audio:

Botanicula
Dear Esther
Pugs Luv Beats
To the Moon
Waking Mars

Best Mobile Game:

ASYNC Corp.
Beat Sneak Bandit
Faraway
Ridiculous Fishing
Waking Mars

Nuovo Award Finalists:

At a Distance
Dear Esther
Fingle
GIRP
Johann Sebastian Joust
Proteus
Storyteller
WAY

You can find the full list of finalists on the IGF Site.

The Independent Games Festival runs from March 6th-9th in San Francisco. You can find more information on the IGF site.

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