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2007 Independent Games Festival Winners:
 
   
 

Main Competition

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Design Innovation:

Excellence In Visual Art:

Best Web Browser Game:

Excellence In Audio:

Technical Excellence:

Audience Award:

GameTap Indie Awards:

Mod Competition

Best Mod:

Student Showcase

Best Student Game:

  • Toblo – DigiPen Institute of Technology ($2,500)

 

 
   
 
2007 Independent Games Festival Finalists:
 
 
Main Competition
 
   
  Seumas McNally Grand Prize:  
   
 

Best Web Browser Game:

 
   
 

Design Innovation Award:

 
   
 

Excellence in Visual Art:

 
   
 

Excellence in Audio:

 
   
 

Technical Excellence:

 
   
 
Mod Competition
 
 
 
  Best Singleplayer FPS Mod

Best RPG Mod

Best Multiplayer FPS Mod

Best Other Mod

 
   
 
Student Competition
 
 
 
   
   
  Games  
   
 

aquariaAquaria
Finalist in: Seumas McNally Grand Prize; Design Innovation Award; Excellence in Visual Art; Excellence in Audio
(Screenshots/videos available, no public download, commercial version due in 2007.)

Developer: Bit Blot (San Francisco, CA, United States)
Description: With fluid controls, unique, non-linear gameplay, and vibrant hand-drawn storybook-style graphics, Aquaria draws you into an original undersea fantasy world that is teeming with diverse plant and animal life. As Naija, an isolated mercreature, you must uncover your story and that of the world around you through exploration and magical combat.
URL: www.bit-blot.com
Interview: 'Road To The IGF: Bit Blot's Aquaria'
 
   
 

arenaArena Legions: A Rising Shadow
Finalist in: Technical Excellence
(Screenshots available, no public download, commercial version due in 2007.)

Developer: Slitherine Software (Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom)
Description: Arcane Legions is a blend of traditional RPG and RTS gameplay. Arcane Legions allows the player to explore it's rich fantasy world, meet characters, fight battles and win rewards!
URL: www.slitherine.com/arcanelegions/
 
   
 

armadaArmada Online
Finalist in: Technical Excellence
(Screenshots available, free Beta PC version available on developer's website.)

Developer: EvStream (San Jose, CA, United States)
Description: Take command of your starship, destroy hordes of biomechanical aliens, and explore the universe.
URL: www.armada-online.com
 
   
 

armadilloArmadillo Run
Finalist in: Seumas McNally Grand Prize; Design Innovation Award
(Screenshots/video available, free demo and full PC versions downloadable.)

Developer: None (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Description: A physics-based puzzle game, which requires you to build structures to transport an armadillo across a series of levels.
URL: www.armadillorun.com/
Interview: 'Road To The IGF: Armadillo Run's Peter Stock'
 
   
 

bangBang! Howdy
Finalist in: Seumas McNally Grand Prize; Technical Excellence
(Screenshots/video available, full PC version downloadable.)

Developer: Three Rings Design, Inc. (San Francisco, CA, United States)
Description: Bang! Howdy is a multiplayer online tactical strategy game in a 3D wild west setting, yee haw! Players compete in a variety of gameplay scenarios using a team of units with different capabilities and earn scrip which can be used in conjunction with an in-game microcurrency to buy new units, gameplay affecting cards and custom avatars.
URL: www.banghowdy.com/
 
   
 

blastBlast Miner
Finalist in: Technical Excellence
(Screenshots/video available, free demo and full PC versions downloadable.)

Developer: Cryptic Sea (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
Description: Blast Miner is a physics based game where you use TNT, gasoline and stones to cause huge explosions that blast through the earth.
URL: www.blastminer.com
 
   
 

boneBone: The Great Cow Race
Finalist in: Excellence in Audio
(Screenshots/video available, free demo and full PC versions downloadable.)

Developer: Telltale Games (San Rafael, CA, United States)
Description: The Great Cow Race continues Jeff Smith's epic saga of three cousins lost in a mysterious valley. Phoney plots to swindle the locals, while Fone Bone attempts to prove himself to the fair Thorn. There are games, exotic foodstuffs, a daring rescue... and rumblings of something sinister in the offing.
URL: www.telltalegames.com/bone
 
   
 

bubbleBubble Islands
Finalist in: Best Web Browser Game
(Screenshots available, PC/Mac/Linux versions 'coming soon'.)

Developer: dot-invasion (Villars-sur-Glâne, FR, Switzerland)
Description: Bubble Islands is an arcade/puzzle game featuring 10 cute and different characters. Challenge your opponents, connect your bubbles and preserve your island in a series of funny but competitive duels! Will you be able to get the Isaac Key and open the Olympus Chest?
URL: www.dot-invasion.com/bislands/
 
   
 

Band of Bugs
Finalist in: Technical Excellence
(No further information currently available.)

Developer: NinjaBee (Orem, UT, United States)
Description: Band of Bugs is a fast playing, accessible, tactics strategy game. Gameplay is deep enough to be satisfying to established fans of the tactics genre, but friendly enough to appeal to more casual gamers as well.
URL: ninjabee.com
 
   
 

castleCastle Crashers
Finalist in: Excellence in Visual Art
(Screenshots/video available, Xbox 360 Live Arcade version due out in 2007.)

Developer: the Behemoth (San Diego, CA, United States)
Description: Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this red hot arcade adventure! Castle Crashers delivers hand-drawn, hi-res illustrated visuals like nothing you've seen before. Play with up to three friends and discover mind-boggling magic and mystery in the amazing world we have created just for you!
URL: www.castlecrashers.com
 
   
 

castleDarkness Over Daggerford
Finalist in: Best Mod
Winner: Best RPG Mod
(Screenshots available, mod freely downloadable, based on NeverWinter Nights)

Developer: Ossian Studios Inc. (Burnaby, British Columbia , Canada)
Description: Developed by Ossian Studios® Inc., Darkness over Daggerford is a classic Dungeons & Dragons® module for BioWare's award-winning PC role-playing game Neverwinter Nights™. Set in the Forgotten Realms, and produced by former BioWare producer Alan Miranda, Darkness over Daggerford gives players a 25-30-hour RPG with a strong Baldur's Gate feel.
URL: http://www.ossianstudios.com/
pages/games.html#daggerford
 
   
 

everydayEternal Silence
Finalist in: Best Mod
Winner: Best Multiplayer FPS Mod
(Screenshots available, mod freely downloadable, based on Half-Life 2)

Developer: ES Team (Beaconsfield, Quebec , Canada)
Description: Eternal Silence is a science fiction mod that pits two capital ships against each other in a seamless blend of space warfare and tactical infantry combat. Pilots coordinate strikes with invading infantry in order to take down the behemoth capital ships from both the inside and out.
URL: http://www.eternal-silence.net/
 
   
 

everydayEveryday Shooter
Finalist in: Seumas McNally Grand Prize; Design Innovation Award; Excellence in Audio
(Info page available, full PC version due in 2007.)

Developer: Queasy Games (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Description: Everyday Shooter is like a music album except instead of it being a collection of songs, it's a collection of shooters.
URL: www.queasygames.com/everydayShooter
Interview: 'Road To The IGF: Queasy Games' Everyday Shooter'
 
   
 

fizzballFizzBall
Finalist in: Excellence in Audio
(Screenshots available, free demo and full PC versions downloadable.)

Developer: Grubby Games (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
Description: FizzBall is a fun, family-friendly action game in which you help Professor Fizzwizzle maneuver his way through 180 levels of thrilling brick-busting action, rescuing hundreds of animals along the way! Can you save all the animals and unravel the mystery of why they’ve been left behind?
URL: grubbygames.com/
 
   
 

gammaGamma Bros
Finalist in: Best Web Browser Game
(Full Mac/PC/Flash versions downloadable for free.)

Developer: Pixeljam, Inc. (Chicago, IL, United States)
Description: Gamma Bros is a retro-style space shooter akin to classic arcade games like Galaga, Gradius and Robotron, but with a modern twist. Help your bros get through the most dangerous commute in the galaxy!
URL: www.pixeljam.com/gammabros
Interview: 'Road To The IGF: Pixeljam's Gamma Bros.'
 
   
 

golfGolf?
Finalist in: Excellence in Visual Art
(Screenshots, public Beta PC version available for free.)

Developer: Luke Hetherington Company (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
Description: Golf? is a first person multiplayer golf game with carts.
URL: www.golfquestionmark.com
Interview: 'Road To The IGF: Golf?'s Alex Austin and Luke Hetherington'
 
   
 

racingRacing Pitch
Finalist in: Excellence in Audio
(Screenshots, free full PC version available.)

Developer: Skinflake (Helsinki, Finland)
Description: Racing Pitch sets you to be the engine for a racing car! You must use a microphone to mimic the engine sound, which the game will listen and set you blazing forward accordingly. Different characters, 11 tracks, and exhaust pipe awards are waiting for you. It leaves you breathless!
URL: skinflake.com/games/prototypes
 
   
 

roboblitzRoboblitz
Finalist in: Seumas McNally Grand Prize; Excellence in Visual Art
(Screenshots, PC free demo & full version available from Steam, Xbox 360 free demo & full version available from Xbox Live Arcade.)

Developer: Naked Sky Entertainment, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Description: RoboBlitz is a humorous, physics-based action game full of inventive gizmos, weapons, and environments. Players take on the role of Blitz, a multi-talented robot who must activate an aging Space Cannon in order to save his world from a band of maladjusted space pirates.
URL: www.roboblitz.com
 
   
 

samorost2Samorost 2
Finalist in: Best Web Browser Game; Excellence in Visual Art
(Full version available on the Web for free for Flash-compatible browsers.)

Developer: Amanita Design (Brno, Czech Republic)
Description: Samorost 2 is a point-and-click/puzzle/adventure online game. It's a free continuation of Samorost.
URL: samorost2.net
 
   
 

samorost2Spawns of Deflebub
Finalist in: Best Mod
Winner: Best Other Mod
(Screenshots available, mod freely downloadable, based on Unreal Tournament 2004 )

Developer: LudoCraft (Oulu, Oulu, Finland)
Description: A perverted spawn of dodgeball, pinball, billiards, breakout and Cthulhu satire... among others.
URL: http://ludocraft.oulu.fi/deflebub
 
   
 

samorost2Toblo
Finalist in: Design Innovation Award
Winner: Student Showcase
(Screenshots/video, free PC version downloadable.)

Developer: DigiPen Institute of Technology: Toblo (Redmond, WA, United States)
Description: Toblo is a fast-paced capture-the-flag game set in an entirely destructible world made of blocks.
URL: www.toblo.info
 
   
 

toribashToribash
Finalist in: Design Innovation Award
(Screenshots/video, free demo & full PC version downloadable.)

Developer: NABI Software (Singapore)
Description: Toribash is turn based fighting game for one or more players. The emphasis is on tactics rather than reaction.
URL: www.toribash.com
 
   
 

toribashWeekday Warrior
Finalist in: Best Mod
Winner: Best Singleplayer FPS Mod
(Screenshots available, mod freely downloadable, based on Half-Life 2)

Developer: Cut Corner Company Productions/Guildhall at SMU
Description: Weekday Warrior is a Half-Life 2 total conversion mod made in the vein of the old-school adventure games we all came to know and love. Set inside a modern corporate office environment, the player takes on the persona of Doug Smith, a very bored man with the untapped potential for greatness.
URL: http://students.guildhall.smu.edu/~weekdaywarrior/
Interview: Road To The IGF: Weekday Warrior's Paul Ohanian
 
   
 
Student Competition
 
 
 
 

andyetitmovesAnd Yet It Moves
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: TU Wien (Vienna, Austria)
Description: Jump, run and rotate!
URL: www.andyetitmoves.at
 
   
 

ballofbastardsBall Of Bastards
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: Koln International School of Design (Köln, NRW, Germany)
Description: Monty Python meets soccer: Pissed off, cause your team played like crap? Sick of overpaid and decadent players? Got no tickets, but see empty seats in the stadium? Then come back to the origins of football. Let your aggressions reign and punish the guilty bastards Welcome to The Ball of Bastards!
URL: www.ballofbastards.com
 
 
 
 

baseinvadersBase Invaders
Winner:Student Showcase

Developer: DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmon, WA, United States)
Description: Base Invaders is a cartoony action-oriented strategy game that pits the crafty, trap-utilizing player against hordes of dim-witted invaders bent on destroying his Tower.Players grab and toss invaders, utilize over a dozen physics-based traps, and complete missions while fighting a colorful cast of aggressive invaders.
URL: www.digipen.edu/main/Gallery_Games_2005
#Base_Invaders
 
   
 

euclideanEuclidean Crisis
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: Stanford University (Stanford, CA , United States)
Description: Euclidean Crisis is a multiplayer real-time strategy game played using a touchscreen stylus and voice commands. Shapes and colors vie for supremacy in a retro-styled, cyberspace world. Your goal is to destroy your opponent's energy core while protecting your own. Units are controlled by drawing flight paths and command gestures.
URL: www.euclideancrisis.com/
 
   
 

gelatinjoeGelatin Joe
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA, United States)
Description: A 2D platformer in which the player controls a blob of gelatin on his quest to save the world from desaturation. Joe will have to use his brains and blobs in order to solve puzzles and progress through levels to defeat the evil Billy Bob the Bionic Blob.
URL: www.digipen.edu/main/Gallery_Games_2005
#Gelatin_Joe_2
 
 
 
 

invalidtangramInvalid Tangram
Winner:Student Showcase

Developer: Guildhall at SMU (Plano, TX, United States)
Description: Invalid Tangram takes the fast-paced arcade action of a 2D verticle shooter, adds in a falling block puzzle game twist, and presents it in a stylized look. The result is a genre bending experience where frantic action and puzzle solving unite in a battle for the high-score list.
URL: goosey.info/InvalidTangram
 
 
 
 

operaslingerOpera Slinger
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy (Orlando, FL, United States)
Description: Combining classic elements of action platformers with voice interactivity, Opera Slinger puts the player in a race to win the hearts of their fans with a combination of singing talent and platforming skill!
URL: www.operaslinger.com/
 
   
 

roomsRooms
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: SungKyunKwan University (Seoul, South Korea)
Description: In Rooms, you're locked in this mysterious mansion with different rooms. Arrange rooms like a sliding puzzle,only using what's inside the room. Think about the location of rooms, using right object at right time. We invite you to the mysterious adventure of Rooms mansion.
URL: www.handmadegame.com
 
 
 
 

theblobThe Blob
Winner: Student Showcase

Developer: Hogeschool van de Kunsten, Utrecht (Hilversum, Utrecht, Netherlands)
Description: The Dutch city of Utrecht needs its' colors back, after some massive construction work was finished in 2020. Crashlanded alien Blob has the skills to do it, but is threatened by a corporation who like things just the way they are. Will you help him?
URL: www.utrecht.nl/smartsite.dws?id=144982&mw
=1008&w=18&p=4537;70880&par
From=70880&infFrom=4537
 
   
 

samorost2Toblo
Finalist in: Design Innovation Award
Winner: Student Showcase
(Screenshots/video, free PC version downloadable.)

Developer: DigiPen Institute of Technology: Toblo (Redmond, WA, United States)
Description: Toblo is a fast-paced capture-the-flag game set in an entirely destructible world made of blocks.
URL: www.toblo.info
 
   
     
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
     
 
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