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2014 Independent Games Festival finalists named

Jan 07 // Jordan Devore    @DtoidJordan

DEVICE 6, Jazzpunk, The Stanely Parable, and more nominated

The Main Competition finalists for the 16th annual Independent Games Festival have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on March 19, 2014 in San Francisco. For this year's Seumas McNally Grand Prize, it's between:

Tell me I'm not the only one who had to look up that last game. Honorable mentions for the $30,000 grand prize include Crypt Of The NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games), TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson), Kerbal Space Program (Squad), 868-HACK (Michael Brough), and The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll).

The full list of category finalists and honorable mentions can be found below.

Excellence In Visual Art

Honorable mentions: Shelter (Might & Delight), Galak-Z (17-BIT), The Swapper (Facepalm Games), The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll), Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Excellence In Narrative

Honorable mentions: Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games), Gorogoa (Jason Roberts), Redshirt (The Tiniest Shark), Detective Grimoire (SFB Games), Monster Loves You! (Radial Games Corp. & Dejobaan Games)

Excellence In Design

Honorable mentions: The Banner Saga (Stoic), Perfect Stride (Arcane Kids), Threes (Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend & Jimmy Hinson), DEVICE 6 (Simogo), Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)

Excellence In Audio

Honorable mentions: Sokobond (Alan Hazelden, Harry Lee & Ryan Roth), The Banner Saga (Stoic), Potatoman Seeks the Troof (Pixeljam), Jazzpunk (Necrophone Games), Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Nuovo Award

Honorable mentions: Shelter (Might & Delight), DEVICE 6 (Simogo), Elegy for a Dead World (Dejobaan Games with Popcannibal), SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT team), 18 Cadence (Aaron A. Reed)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Honorable mentions: Crypt Of The NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games), TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson), Kerbal Space Program (Squad), 868-HACK (Michael Brough), The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)


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