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Papers, Please leads 2014 Independent Game Festival winners

Mar 19 // Steven Hansen    @dtoidsteven

Play Jazzpunk though

Papers, Please took the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize at this year's IGF awards, joining last year's Cart Life

The other winners include Gorogoa (Excellence in Visual Art), Papers, Please (Excellence in Narrative), Papers, Please (Excellence in Design), Device 6 (Excellence in Audio), Risk of Rain (Best Student Game), The Stanley Parable (Audience Award), and Luxeria Superbia (Nuovo Award). 

I'd have been cool with some more Samurai Gunn love, but I'm jazzed that Jazzpunk got nomination love. The full list of nominees and and honorable mentions is below. What was your favorite indie game of the last year?

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), and The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll).

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)


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