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Independent Games Festival 2012 Awards

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Jonathan Lester
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Dear Esther, Fez, Frozen Synapse, IGF Awards 2012

Independent Games Festival 2012 Awards

Fez Top Dog, Dear Esther & Frozen Synapse Honoured

Here's your second dose of industry prizes for the day: the IGF 2012 awards that honour the best that the independent scene has to offer. Fez, the astounding dimension-shifting XBLA platformer from Polytron, scooped up the Seumas McNally Grand Prize - and is currently in certification with Microsoft meaning that we'll be able to play it soon. Soon. Yes, soon. Sorry, but I've never been able to use that word in conjunction with Fez before. It feels nice, and we just hope that it doesn't get delayed again.

Frozen Synapse, Dear Esther, Beat Sneak Bandit and student project WAY also received plaudits. In mainstream news, Microsoft has pledged to publish Super Time Force as an XBLA exclusive, which comes complete with contract and sponsorship.

We've got the whole shebang after the breeak.

Student Showcase:

  • The Bridge
  • Dust
  • The Floor Is Jelly
  • Nous
  • One and One Story
  • Pixi
  • The Snowfield
  • WAY

Technical Excellence:

  • Antichamber
  • Fez
  • Prom Week
  • Realm of the Mad God
  • Spelunky
  • Excellence In Design:
  • Atom Zombie Smasher
  • English Country Tune
  • Frozen Synapse
  • Gunpoint
  • Spelunky

Best Mobile Game:

  • ASYNC Corp.
  • Beat Sneak Bandit
  • Faraway
  • Ridiculous Fishing
  • Waking Mars

Excellence In Visual Art:

  • Botanicula
  • Dear Esther
  • Lume
  • Mirage
  • Wonderputt

Excellence in Audio:

  • Botanicula
  • Dear Esther
  • Pugs Luv Beats
  • To the Moon
  • Waking Mars

Audience Award

  • Antichamber
  • ASYNC Corp
  • At A Distance
  • Atom Zombie Smasher
  • BeatSneakBandit
  • Botanicula
  • Dear Esther
  • English Country Tune
  • Faraway
  • Fez
  • Fingle
  • Frozen Synapse
  • GIRP
  • Gunpoint
  • Johann Sebastian Joust
  • Lume
  • Mirage
  • Prom Week
  • Proteus
  • Pugs Luv Beats
  • Realm of the Mad God
  • Ridiculous Fishing
  • Spelunky
  • Storyteller
  • To The Moon
  • Waking Mars
  • WAY
  • Wonderputt

Nuovo Award Finalists:

  • At a Distance
  • Dear Esther
  • Fingle
  • GIRP
  • Johann Sebastian Joust
  • Proteus
  • Storyteller
  • WAY

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

  • Dear Esther
  • Fez
  • Frozen Synapse
  • Johann Sebastian Joust
  • Spelunky

Microsoft XBLA Sponsorship Award

  • Super Time Force
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