As we anticipated, quirky 2D adventure Blueberry Garden, by Erik Svedang, was the winner of this year’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Read the details of the other winners below. (Dyson was robbed! Boo!)
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Posts Tagged ‘IGF 2009’
The Independent Games Festival 2009, set to take place in San Francisco next march, has announced the entrants to its awards. All 226 of them. And that doesn’t include the 140+ student titles also to be included in the student showcase. That’s a huge increase on last year’s event, and a colourful barometer of indie-gaming health.
Looking through the list we see stacks of games that have appeared on RPS this year, as well as plenty more that we’ll cover in the coming months. (Oh, and Gillen and myself appear to be judges for the competition too, a task that we will take all too seriously, I suspect.)
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Video: 8 toasty tactics I wish I’d known before starting Frostpunk
And – hark! – there was a great call across the land. And with it, there was a sound like locusts, as a million coders started typing code and similar. The Independent Games Festival have made their call for entrants for the 2009 competition. People who want a crack at the assorted prizes – past winners include everything from World of Goo to Darwinia to Audiosurf to Braid to Aquaria to other splendid pieces of awesomeosity – have from now until November 1st to get their entrants in. People for the Student competition have another couple of weeks, until the 15th, as presumably the IGF people know students are slack. They’ve announced new judges for this year too, including Kyle “World of Goo” Gabler, Rod “Sims” Humble, Soren “Civ4” Johnson, Chaim “Spore” Gingold, Petri “Crayon Physics” Purho and Jim “Rock Paper Shot…” waitaminute! Jim! You never told me about this.
I’d mock Jim more, but I’m doing it too. Any excuse to play Indie games, us.