Behold... the next big indie games...

by: Jeremy -
Earlier this week, the Independent Game Festival announced the finalists for their 12th annual indie game awards on their official website.  Over the past couple of years, independent game developers have been taking some of the industry limelight from the big box devs with modern day hits like N+ and Braid.   There are many contenders in this years awards, across various categories, which will more than likely see promising futures on the mainstream consoles and format in the next year such as Joe Danger and Super Meat Boy.  Want a peak at the full lineup announced thus far... read on...
    Seumas McNally Grand Prize
  •     Joe Danger by Hello Games
  •     Monaco by Pocketwatch Games
  •     Rocketbirds: Revolution! by Ratloop Asia
  •     Trauma by Krystian Majewski
  •     Super Meat Boy! by Team Meat

    Excellence In Visual Art:
  •     Shank by Klei Entertainment
  •     Owlboy by D-Pad Studios
  •     Trauma by Krystian Majewski
  •     Limbo by Playdead
  •     Rocketbirds: Revolution! by Ratloop Asia

    Excellence In Design:
  •     Miegakure by Marc Ten Bosch
  •     Star Guard by Sparky
  •     AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! -- A Reckless Disregard For Gravity by Dejobaan Games
  •     Monaco by Pocketwatch Games
  •     Cogs by Lazy 8 Studios

    Excellence In Audio:
  •     Super Meat Boy! by Team Meat
  •     Shatter by Sidhe
  •     Closure by Closure Team
  •     Rocketbirds: Revolution! by Ratloop Asia
  •     Trauma by Krystian Majewski

    Technical Excellence:
  •     Closure by Closure Team
  •     Limbo by Playdead
  •     Heroes Of Newerth by S2 Games
  •     Joe Danger by Hello Games
  •     Vessel by Strange Loop Games

    Nuovo Award:
  •     Today I Die by Daniel Benmergui
  •     A Slow Year by Ian Bogost
  •     Tuning by Cactus
  •     Closure by Closure Team
  •     Enviro-Bear 2000 by Justin Smith
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