These are the 2015 Independent Games Festival winners

Space exploration game Outer Wilds takes grand prize

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The winners of the 17th Annual Independent Games Festival were revealed last night in San Francisco and, my goodness, I’ve got names to Google today. I hardly recognize any of these!

  • Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000) – Metamorphabet (Patrick Smith of Vectorpark)
  • Nuovo Award ($5,000) – Tetrageddon Games (Nathalie Lawhead)
  • Excellence in Audio ($3,000) – Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure (SuperChop Games)
  • Excellence in Narrative ($3,000) – 80 Days (inkle)
  • Best Student Game ($3,000) – Close Your (Goodbye World Games – University of Southern California)
  • Audience Award ($3,000) – This War of Mine (11 bit studios)
  • Excellence in Design ($3,000) – Outer Wilds (Team Outer Wilds)
  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($30,000) – Outer Wilds (Team Outer Wilds)

We had Steven and Brett at the awards show. Here’s, uh, here’s what they sent back:

I’m dying to know which one of them drew that Homer.


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