Independent Games Festival 2018 Final Nominees Announced

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The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has an exciting list of nominees this year. The games Baba is You, Night in the Woods, and Getting Over It with Bennet Foddy were nominated for multiple categories. This is the complete list of the finalists for IGF:

Seumas Mcnally Grand Prize

  • Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy – Bennett Foddy
  • Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall
  • West of Loathing – Asymmetric Publications
  • Into the Breach – Subset Games
  • Heat Signature – Suspicious Developments
  • Baba is You – Hempuli

Excellence in Visual Art

  • Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall
  • Cuphead – StudioMDHR
  • Echo – ULTRA ULTRA
  • Luna – Funomena
  • The Gardens Between – The Voxel Agents
  • Chuchel – Amanita Design

Excellence in Audio

  • Tormentor X Punisher – e-studio
  • Cuphead – StudioMDHR
  • Vignettes – Skeleton Business
  • Rain World – VIDEOCULT
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited – Nifflas Games
  • Celeste – Matt Makes Games

Excellence in Design

  • Into the Breach – Subset Games
  • Shenzhen I/O – Zachtronics
  • Wilmot’s Warehouse – Richard Hogg, Ricky Haggett, Eli Rainsberry
  • Baba Is You – Hempuli
  • Uurnog Uurnlimited – Nifflas Games
  • Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy – Bennett Foddy

Excellence in Narrative

  • Tacoma – Fullbright
  • Attentat 1942 – Charles University and Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – Dim Bulb Games
  • Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall
  • Butterfly Soup – Brianna Lei
  • Tooth and Tail – Pocketwatch Games

Nuovo Award

  • Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy – Bennett Foddy
  • Tarotica Voo Doo – TPM.CO SOFT WORKS
  • 10 Mississippi – Karina Popp
  • A Mortician’s Tale – Laundry Bear Games
  • Cosmic Top Secret – klassefilm
  • Everything Is Going to Be OK – Nathalie Lawhead
  • Baba Is You – Hempuli
  • Kids – Playables

Best Student Game

  • IO Interloper – DANG!
  • Don’t Make Love – Maggese
  • Penny Blue Finds a Clue – DigiPen Team Cactus Curse
  • We Were Here – Total Mayhem Games
  • Baba Is You – Hempuli
  • Guardian of the Gears – DigiPen Team Studio 76

Last year, the Independent Games Festival presented the alt.ctrl.GDC award which will be returning this year. Also, voting for the Audience Award will start late January.

The IGF ceremony will be on March 21, 2018.