By Kieron Gillen on January 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm.
Following on from the hands-on first-impressions of the IGF Grand Finalists Walker, Rossignol and myself penned, the mighty Eurogamer WordTsar Bramwell commissioned me to have a look over the rest. And they’ve published it. In it I start like this…
Having played most of the Seumas McNally Grand Finalists for the Independent Games Festival next month, I really don’t envy the judges. Entirely smitten by what I played of World of Goo, I presumed it was a shoe-in. Then Walker let me have a crack of the code of Crayon Physics Deluxe which is plain magical, and technically an enormous leap on from what I’d played in the freely available early prototypes. Finally, with Jim acting as a facilitator, I found myself introducing Audiosurf to my MP3 library. They may be getting married. It’s technically and conceptually a tour de force. Any one would be a worthy winner.
And continue cheerfully onwards, having a blitzkrieg run through all the finalists for the main prizes. Read!