2012 Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

2012 Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

We here at DualShockers have a special place in our hearts and our hard drives for indie games as you might have noticed. Whether you follow every piece of news on independent games or just want to play the “big name” ones that get a lot of buzz, the Independent Games Festival is the place to be for indie gaming greatness, and they’ve announced their 2012 finalists in all  categories.

I see a lot of games I’ve played and loved, some that I’m looking forward to checking out and even more that I’m making a personal note to look into. Check out the full list after the break and start writing down names. 

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Honorable mentions: Antichamber (Demruth); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Excellence In Visual Art

Honorable mentions: Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Dustforce (Hitbox Team); Fader(Chris Makris); Proun (Joost van Dongen); Toren (Swordtales)

Technical Excellence

Honorable mentions: Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games); Nitronic Rush (DigiPen Institute of Technology); Reflow (Xymatic); Super T.I.M.E Force (Capy); Tiny and Big – Grandpa’s Leftovers (Black Pants)

Excellence In Design:

Honorable mentions: Faraway (Steph Thirion); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Excellence in Audio:

Honorable mentions: Beatbuddy (THREAKS); Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Fez(Polytron); Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Best Mobile Game:

Honorable mentions: Fingle (Game Oven Studios); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); iBlast Moki 2 (Godzilab); Temple Run (Imangi Studios); Tentacles (Press Play ApS)