IGF Winners

By: Tim

On: March 7th, 2007


(Source: Kotaku, Joystiq)

Winners in bold.

Student Showcase finalists are:
Base invaders, Invalid Tangram, Opera Slinger, Gelatin Joe, And Yet it Moves, Toblo, Euclidean Crisis, The Ball of Bastards, The Blob

Excellence in Audio finalists:
Aquaria, Bone: The Great Cow Race, Everyday Shooter, Fizzball, Racing Pitch

Finalists for Excellence in Visual Arts:
Aquaria, Golf?, Samorost 2, Castle Crashers, Roboblitz

The finalists for Design Innovation Awards:
Aquaria, Everyday Shooter, Armadillo Run, Toblo

Finalists for Technical Excellence:
Arcane Legions: A Rising Shadow, Armada Online, Bang! Howdy, Blast Miner, Band of Bugs

Best Web Browser Game finalists:
Bubble Islands, Gamma Bros., Samorost 2

Indie GameTap award. The three winners of this prize will share $50,000 and have their game published on the service.

First runner up: Blast Miner
Winner: Everyday Shooter

The Audience Award winner is Castle Crashers.

The Darwinia team introduces the finalists for this year’s SMAs:
Armadillo Run
Bang! Howdy
Everyday Shooter

And the winner this year is: Aquaria.

Quote Gamespot:

The 2007 Game of the Year prize went to Aquaria, the previously unhonored 2D fantasy game from indie shop Bit Blot. After stumbling verbally, one of its designers admitted, “This is a terrible speech.” But the massive applause proved the audience didn’t really care.

  • Shabadage

    Congrats to all the winners, and a well biased “Hell Yeah” for Aquaria’s win in the SMA’s!

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    Oh MAN, I was sitting here waiting to post once I heard the news. I never woulda thought to check Kotaku…

    CON-FREAKIN’-GRATS Derek & Alec! I’m so happy for you guys. :D

    Congrats to everyone else too, of course. :)

  • Dan MacDonald

    Aquaria comes down with the grand prize… that was very cool. (and congrats on some nice prize $$). They did all the other awards first and Aquaria kept coming up and Everyday shooter kept winning! (big congrats to Jonathan there too). I thought for sure he was going to grab the grand prize as well. Roomer in the crowd has it that the win was decided by as little as 1 vote. (not to take away anything from Derek, Alec, and Jenna’s achievement)

  • Eos

    I want a full run-down on their speeches. Stat!

  • Jimbob

    Awesome news for Derek. Congrats!

    Saying that, this is also perked my interest for Everyday Shooter, it looked an interesting idea from the vid, but this obviously means it’s a lot more special than that…

  • Jimbob

    “Awesome news for…”
    (and Alec and Jenna of course)

  • Albert Lai

    Everyday Shooter looked pretty good, and the fact ti won several awards proves it.

    Congrats to Derek, Alec, and Jenna! Aquaria is set to be the Next Big Thing, or, at least, Some Big Thing.

  • RyanA


    Dudes, Congrats. So happy :’)

  • TIGDev367

    Congrats, Bit Blotters!

  • !CE-9

    Congrats on Aquaria, guys! Your work isn’t only brilliant, but very inspiring too – so is your victory.

    Big up!

  • Xander

    Hell Yeah!!! Congrats all of y’all!

    …now if only we could play it *grin*

  • http://blog.skatefurt.de/ Julian

    Congratulations to Derek and Alec!

  • http://www.moonpod.com/diary Fost

    Woohoo, top news guys!
    By the rules of the IGF, doesn’t Derek have to buy everyone he meets a beer?


  • Koach

    Well that somehow was pretty conceivable… but still not self-evident. So big conrats to you three bit blotters!

  • dumb

    what does SMA stand for?

  • DanDanger

    What on earth does SMA stand for anyway? Glad you won it though ^_^

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    Seumas McNally Award.

    I.e., The Grand Prize.

  • Jimbob

    SMA = Seamus McNally Award i.e. the BIG one.

  • Koach

    Serious Monkeyness Award?

  • Koach

    Aw damn, too late…

  • gustav

    awesome! by the looks of it, you guys sure as hell deserve it! congrats derek and alec :o

  • Aubrey

    Well done the BitBlot guys! Can’t wait to play it…

    Same goes for Everyday Shooter. That looks really cool, too.

  • Koach

    Hehe real international local heroes…

  • Ricardo Chirino

    Congratulations to all this year’s finalists! And special congrats to Derek and everyone at BitBlot (whomever they are!), as it’s a great honor to win such an award!

    Keep it up.

  • konjak

    Woo! Go!

  • http://jayisgames.com Jay

    Congratulations, Derek and crew!

    Bravo! Well done! =)

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  • caffeinekid

    Congratulation you success!

  • DrDerekDoctors

    Well done indeedy! Nice speeches, Alec came across as almost blase about the amount of awards he’s received. ;)

  • DrDerekDoctors

    Btw, it’s about 38 minutes into the video!

  • Sparky

    Congratulations, Team Aquaria!

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  • Citrus

    I just watched the awards video. I love that Everyday Shooter guy :D

    Congratulations to Bit-Blot!

  • Pita


    Seriously awesome. Many congrats to BitBlot!

  • TS John

    I know this is late but congrats for sure, hombres. What I’ve seen has led me to believe that you deffo deserve it.