More Reviews
REVIEWS Godzilla (PS4) Review
Godzilla fans enjoyed the recent film, but will they feel the same way about the new video game?

Rocket League Review
I had to force myself to stop playing the game to write this.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stick 'Em Up 2: Paper Adventures
Release date: Out Now

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Release date: Out Now

Lost Dimension
Release date: Out Now

Goat Simulator
Release date: 08/11/15


LATEST FEATURES PC Gamers: A Look at Whether or Not You Should Upgrade to Windows 10
You have a big decision to make, and we'll make it easier for you.

Rocket League Promotes eSports for Everyone
Rocket League is officially an eSports game, but that doesn't mean everyone can't compete and have fun.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

Posted on Wednesday, January 11 @ 10:51:10 Eastern by

There are always plenty of reason to go to GDC. Developers like to show off their games, new hardware, and general innovation. Some of the panels offer real insight into the development of the best games in the past year. Some of the panels are fucking boring. Holy crap you would not believe how boring they get.

What's not boring? The IGF awards. The Independent Games Festival awards occur every year during GDC and celebrate the best the Indie scene has to offer. The Seamus McNally Grand Prize winner takes home $30,000 while the Nuovo Award for "abstract, shortform and unconventional game development" takes home $5,000. Every other winner nabs $3,000. For a lot of these guys that money means rent and groceries. More importantly, many of the titles on display will get publisher contracts and jobs and such. Here are the finalists:

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


Head over to the IGF website to learn more about each title. The chances are good you'll be playing some of these games in the near future via Steam or an XBLA promotion block.
Tags:   GDC
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution