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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