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IGF Winners Announced

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The results are in, with the winners announced for the 2008 IGF Awards.

The standard of entries this year was just stunning, and when we’ve tried to pick out our favourite of the top prize entries, it’s been impossible. For us it came down to three. Audiosurf has taken over our lunchtimes (and mornings and afternoons and evenings) this week, and is obviously a triumphant achievement. Crayon Physics Deluxe is so charming and serene, while letting you feel like a wizard as your drawings come to life. And World of Goo evoked memories in us of the first time we played Lemmings (a high compliment indeed). Winners lie beyond.

In the end, the Seumas McNally Grand Prize winner was Crayon Physics Deluxe. Many congratulations go to Petri Purho, for what is a remarkable and deserving winner.

Crayon Physics Deluxe

The full list of winners are as follows:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Crayon Physics Deluxe by Kloonigames

Best Web Browser Game
Iron Dukes by One Ton Ghost

Design Innovation Award
World Of Goo by 2D Boy

Excellence in Visual Art
Fez by Kokoromi

Excellence in Audio
Audiosurf by Invisible Handlebar

Technical Excellence
World Of Goo by 2D Boy

Best Student Game
Synaesthete by DigiPen Institute of Technology

Audience Award
Audiosurf by Invisible Handlebar

Gleemie Awards
First Place: Desktop Power Defense by Handdrawngames
Second Place: Skyrates by Team Skyrates
Third Place: Quadradius by Quadradius

Congrats to all. It’s great to see Fez and World of Goo receiving deserved awards – games we’re now desperate to get our hands on.

Also, huge kudos to everyone behind the scenes at the IGF Awards. It’s an enormously complicated process, juggling 173 entries and a dozen judges, and once again you’ve done us proud.

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