Indie Games Festival (IGF 2013) Winners and Finalists announced at GDC

The IGF winners of the 15th Annual Awards:

Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000)
Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)

Nuovo Award ($5,000)
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)

Excellence in Audio ($3,000)
140 (Jeppe Carlsen)

Excellence in Narrative ($3,000)
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)

Technical Excellence ($3,000)
Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)

Best Student Game ($3,000)
Zineth (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Audience Award ($3,000)
FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)

Excellence in Design ($3,000)
FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($30,000)
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)

Finalists for each category were as follows:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Cart Life
FTL: Faster than Light
Hotline Miami
Kentucky Route Zero
Little Inferno

Honorable mentions: Gone Home (The Fullbright Company); Starseed Pilgrim (Droqen & Ryan Roth); Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh); The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe); and Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games)

Excellence in Visual Art:

Kentucky Route Zero
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
Year Walk

Honorable mentions: Eleven (Christoffer Hedborg, Datahowler (Ross Edman)); FLY’N (Ankama Play); Hundreds (Semi Secret feat. aeiowu); The Bridge (Ty Taylor and Mario Castaneda); and Thomas Was Alone (Mike Bithell, David Housden and Danny Wallace)

Technical Excellence:

Intrusion 2
Little Inferno

Honorable mentions: 140 (Jeppe Carlsen); Foldit (University of Washington); Gateways (Smudged Cat Games); Mobiloid (Monty Melby); and Skulls Of The Shogun (17-BIT)

Excellence in Design:

FTL: Faster than Light
Samurai Gunn
Starseed Pilgrim
Super Hexagon
Super Space ____

Honorable mentions: Helix (Michael Brough); Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games); Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation); rymdkapsel (martin jonasson, grapefrukt games); and Spaceteam (Henry Smith)

Excellence in Audio:

Bad Hotel
Hotline Miami
Kentucky Route Zero
PixelJunk 4am

Honorable mentions: Dust: An Elysian Tail (Dean Dodrill – Creator and President, Humble Hearts LLC); FRACT OSC (Phosfiend Systems); Gone Home (The Fullbright Company); Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation); and Thomas Was Alone (Mike Bithell, David Housden and Danny Wallace)

Excellence in Narrative:

Cart Life
Gone Home
Kentucky Route Zero
Thirty Flights of Loving

Honorable mentions: 7 Grand Steps (Mousechief Co.); Analogue: A Hate Story (Christine Love); Goblet Grotto (thecatamites, j chastain, NEW VADERS); Papo & Yo (Minority Media); and The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)


7 Grand Steps
Bientot l’Ete
Cart Life
Little Inferno

Honorable mentions: Frog Fractions (Twinbeard); Renga (wallFour); Starseed Pilgrim (Droqen & Ryan Roth); The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe); and Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games)

Student Showcase Finalists:

Back to Bed
Blackwell’s Asylum
Knights of Pen & Paper
the mindfulxp volume

Honorable mentions: Anodyne (University of Chicago and Carleton College); Chrono Disfunglement (DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore); Narcosis (ENJMIN); Plushy Knight (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy); SerpenteS (ENJMIN); SneakSneak (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht); Tales from the Minus Lab (University of Southern California); and The Moonlighters (University of Southern California, Interactive Media Division)