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Indie Games Festival 2019 Awards finalists announced

Every year, one of the biggest events dedicated to game developers Game Developers Conference (GDC) is organized together with Independent Games Festival (IGF). In case you’ve lived under a rock for the past 21 years, the IGF awards honor the most influential, innovative and acclaimed projects in indie game development. Last week organizers announced awards finalists.

There are several award categories such as Excellence In Visual Art, Excellence In Audio, Excellence In Design, Excellence In Narrative, Best Student Game, the Nuovo (award for innovation) and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Each category winner secures several thousand dollars worth of cash prize, with 30,000 dollars going to the Grand Prize winner.

Among the award nominees, there are a few that have received nominations in multiple categories, including most-nominated title Return of the Obra Dinn. Furthermore, each category nominees go along with some honorable mentions which can be found on the Independent Games Festival site.

Here’s the list of IGF 2019 Awards finalists:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Minit

Opus Magnum

Noita

Return of the Obra Dinn

Hypnospace Outlaw

Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Excellence in Visual Art

Forgotton Anne

Alto’s Odyssey

Hypnospace Outlaw

Just Shapes & Beats

Mirror Drop

Return of the Obra Dinn

Excellence in Audio

Ethereal

Hypnospace Outlaw

Moss

Return of the Obra Dinn

Alto’s Odyssey

Paratopic

Excellence in Design

What the Golf?

Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Noita

Return of the Obra Dinn

Dicey Dungeons

Opus Magnum

Excellence in Narrative

Wandersong

Genital Jousting

Unavowed

Seers Isle

Watch Me Jump

Return of the Obra Dinn

Nuovo Award

Circle0

eCheese Zone

Noita

Mirror Drop

Black Room

Paratopic

Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Nth Dimension[al] Hiking

Best Student Game

It’s Paper Guy!

Grace Bruxner Presents: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game

After Hours

En Garde!

levedad

Sole