IGF Finalists and Student Showcase Winners

By: Derek Yu

On: January 11th, 2011

IGF 13
The finalists for the main competition of the IGF and the Student Showcase Winners have been announced on the IGF website. Also, it has been announced that Bytejacker‘s Anthony Carboni will be hosting the IGF award ceremonies… nude*.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)
SpyParty (Chris Hecker)
Desktop Dungeons (QCF Design)
Minecraft (Mojang)
Nidhogg (Messhof)

Honorable mentions: Neptune’s Pride (Iron Helmet Games); Super Crate Box (Vlambeer); Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale (Carpe Fulgur); Bit.Trip Runner (Gaijin Games); Retro City Rampage (Vblank Entertainment).

Excellence In Visual Art

Bastion (Supergiant Games)
The Dream Machine (Cockroach)
Cave Story (2010 Edition) (Nicalis)
Bit.Trip Runner (Gaijin Games)
Hohokum (Honeyslug & Richard Hogg)

Honorable mentions: Retro City Rampage (Vblank Entertainment); Cobalt (Oxeye Game Studio); Faraway (Steph Thirion); Helsing’s Fire (Ratloop); Flotilla (Blendo Games).

Technical Excellence

Minecraft (Mojang)
Confetti Carnival (SpikySnail Games)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)
Neverdaunt:8Bit (Robot Loves Kitty)
Miegakure (Marc Ten Bosch)

Honorable mentions: Cobalt (Oxeye Game Studio); Achron (Hazardous Software); Hazard: The Journey Of Life (Demruth); Overgrowth (Wolfire Games); Swimming Under Clouds (Piece Of Pie Studios)

Excellence In Design

Desktop Dungeons (QCF Design)
Super Crate Box (Vlambeer)
Nidhogg (Messhof)
Faraway (Steph Thirion)
Minecraft (Mojang)

Honorable mentions: Helsing’s Fire (Ratloop); Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale (Carpe Fulgur); Flotilla (Blendo Games); Bo (Mahdi Bahrami); Brutally Unfair Tactics Totally OK Now [B.U.T.T.O.N.] (Copenhagen Game Collective)

Excellence In Audio

Bastion (Supergiant Games)
Retro City Rampage (Vblank Entertainment)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)
Bit.Trip Beat (Gaijin Games)
Cobalt (Oxeye Game Studio)

Honorable mentions: Bit.Trip Runner (Gaijin Games); Cave Story (2010 Edition) (Nicalis); Jamestown (Final Form Games); NightSky (Nicalis); Planck (Shadegrown Games)

Best Mobile Game

Shot Shot Shoot (Erik Svedang)
Colorbind (Nonverbal)
Helsing’s Fire (Ratloop)
Solipskier (Mikengreg)
Halcyon (Stfj)

Honorable mentions: Flick Kick Football (PikPok); Shibuya (Nevercenter); Spirits (Spaces Of Play); Tentacles (Press Play); Trainyard (Matt Rix).

Nuovo Award

Bohm (Monobanda)
A House in California (Cardboard Computer)
Nidhogg (Messhof)
Dinner Date (Stout Games)
Loop Raccord (Nicolai Troshinsky)
The Cat and the Coup (Peter Brinson and Kurosh ValaNejad)
Brutally Unfair Tactics Totally OK Now (B.U.T.T.O.N.) (Copenhagen Game Collective)
Hazard: The Journey Of Life (Demruth)

Student Showcase Winners

e7 (Gymnasium Koniz Lerbermatt)
Fract (University of Montreal)
GLiD (Bournemouth University)
Octodad (DePaul University)
PaperPlane (ENJMIN)
Solace (DigiPen Institute of Technology)
Tiny and Big (School of Arts and Design Kassel)
Toys (Future Games Academy)

* Possibly not nude.

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  • Elmernite

    Sweet, I'll bet Anthony does an awesome job. Love his hosting style for Bytejacker.

  • mcgrue

    Man, I'd be happy to see any of those five win the grand prize.

  • Snufalufapufapotomusaurus

    I'd like to see Desktop Dungeons take it, that game is very very good.

  • http://nussbaumlaw.ca Sara

    awesome!!! very additive game!

  • Babyidiots

    retro city rampage is the best game there but i guess the indie show people feel so bad for how lacking in quality most entries are that they nominate them over better games

    minecraft also isn't a valid entry, it isn't complete

  • anonymouse

    What the fuck are you babbling about? Most games that are submitted to the IGF aren't fucking complete. That's part of the nature of the competition.

  • http://jamesgecko.com/ James

    Retro City Rampage isn't complete either?

  • Jess

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