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2009 Independent Games Festival Winners:
 
   
 
 
 

Main Competition

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Innovation (Nuovo) Award:

  • Between – Jason Rohrer ($2,500)

Excellence In Visual Art:

Excellence In Audio:

Technical Excellence:

Excellence in Design:

Best Student Game:

Audience Award

D2D Vision Award

  • Osmos – Hemisphere Games ($10,000)

 

 
   
 
2009 Independent Games Festival Finalists:
 
 
Main Competition
 
  Seumas McNally Grand Prize:  
    
 

Excellence in Visual Art:

 
   
 

Excellence in Audio:

 
   
 

Excellence in Design:

 
   
 

Innovation (Nuovo) Award:

 
   
 

Technical Excellence:

 
   
 

D2D Vision Award:

 
   
 
2009 Independent Games Festival Games:
 
   
 
Between
Jason Rohrer (Windows PC)

A networked game for two players about consciousness and isolation.

Nominations:
Innovation (Nuovu) Award

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Game download (full free version) available.


Blueberry Garden
Erik Svedang (Windows PC)

A fairytale made out of play, set in an ever-changing ecosystem. Fly away through the clouds, explore a strange world and uncover the mysteries of Blueberry Garden – your presence could make all the difference.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Excellence in Audio

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Screenshots available.


BrainPipe
Digital Eel (Windows PC)

Brainpipe is an easy to pick up first person perspective game of real time spatial navigation and quick reflexes. Supported by hypnotic graphics, ear tickling sound effects and immersive dreamscape music, its free floating forward moving intensity gradually increases from serene to frenetic as you play.

Nominations:
Excellence in Audio

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (demo, full paid version) available.


CarneyVale Showtime
Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab (Xbox 360)

In CarneyVale: Showtime, you play as Slinky, a circus acrobat trying to rise up the ranks by performing acrobatic tricks and death-defying stunts through increasingly complex arenas.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (free trial, full version) available via Xbox Live Community Games.


Cletus Clay
TunaSnax (Xbox Live Arcade/Windows PC)

Cletus Clay is a side-scrolling action platform game emphasising fast-paced, over-the-top fighting action with plenty of humour. It tells the story of a mountain man who gets all riled up when a fleet of alien saucers invade his property. The game uses a combination of traditional clay animation and 3d graphics techniques to give it a unique visual style.

Nominations:
Excellence In Visual Art

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Screenshots available.


Coil
From The Depths (Flash)

Coil is an experimental "art" game that plays out more like a song or painting then an actual "game". I was basically trying to create an experience that put the player into an open minded space and let them question not only what the game was about, but what a game can actually be.

Nominations:
Innovation (Nuovu) Award

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Freely playable online.


Cortex Command
Data Realms (Windows PC, Mac OSX)

In Cortex Command, you play as a prospector and explorer in a time where complete cybernetics and whole-body amputations are common practice. Your severed brain is able to control many different types of bodies remotely from its underground bunker: clones, robots, spaceships, defensive turrets, and so on.

Nominations:
Technical Excellence

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (free trial, full paid version) available.


Dyson
Rudolf Kremers and Alex May (Windows PC, Linux)

Dyson is a real-time strategy game about self-replicating mining machines in an asteroid belt. You must ensure your survival by colonising other asteroids in the belt and eradicating the other mining machine types that have the same goal.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Game download (full free version) available.


FEIST
Filthy Grip (Windows PC, Mac OSX)

FEIST takes you onto a journey over high mountains and through deep forests. The journey isn't told to be an easy one and besides the dirt tracks you have to take wait mad foes and vicious vegetation. Only with cunningness and by taking risks you might find the power to reach the end of your journey.

Nominations:
Excellence in Visual Art

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Screenshots available.


The Graveyard
Tale of Tales (Windows PC, Mac OSX)

The Graveyard is a very short computer game designed by Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn. You play an old lady who visits a graveyard. You walk around, sit on a bench and listen to a song. It's more like an explorable painting than an actual game. An experiment with realtime poetry, with storytelling without words.

Nominations:
Innovation (Nuovu) Award

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (free trial, full paid version) available.


IncrediBots
Grubby Games (Flash)

Build custom robots in your browser with IncrediBots! Design your robot by drawing shapes, joints, motors, and more! Then, pilot your machine using your own custom key bindings. How will your robot fare in the hurdles challenge? Or archery? Or off-road?

Nominations:
Technical Excellence

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Freely playable online.


Machinarium
Amanita Design (Windows PC)

Machinarium is full-scale point and click adventure game developed by the makers of web-games Samorost and Samorost2.

Nominations:
Excellence in Visual Art

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Screenshots available.


The Maw
Twisted Pixel Games (Xbox 360)

The Maw is a full featured 3D action/adventure game for Xbox LIVE Arcade! Returning from a routine mission, a Galactic Bounty Hunter ship crash lands on a strange planet, leaving the captured Frank (our hero) and a tiny glowing blob in a cage labeled "THE DEADLIEST ORGANISM IN THE UNIVERSE" as the only survivors.

Nominations:
Technical Excellence

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Screenshots available.


Mightier
Ratloop (Windows PC)

Step away from the computer! Welcome to Mightier, the action puzzler that pulls you away from the screen to solve puzzles by hand with pencil and paper.

Using a color printer and web camera, the game prints puzzle pages for you to draw on, then captures the results when you're done.

Nominations:
Innovation (Nuovu) Award

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (full free version) available.


Musaic Box
KranX Productions (Windows PC)

Musaic Box is a prototype of the unique music genre where you have to solve the puzzles using your ears.

Your task is to collect music puzzle from original melody. If you got stuck you can try to solve it geometrically.

Nominations:
Excellence in Audio
Excellence in Design

IGF Info Page
Official Website

Game download (free trial, full paid version) available.


Night Game
Nicalis (WiiWare/Windows PC)

Designed by Nicklas Nygren, Night Game is an action-puzzle game that focuses on providing players with an ambient gameplay experience, challenging the mind with increasingly challenging picturesque worlds. Each level is broken into different areas in which the player must maneuver a ball and using realistic physics to advance through each level. There are no enemies, per se, and no violence in Night Game.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Excellence in Design

Official Website
IGF Info Page


Osmos
Hemisphere Games (Windows PC)

Enter the ambient world of Osmos.

Experience elegant, physics-based gameplay, dreamlike visuals, and a minimalist, electro-acoustic soundtrack.

Your objective is to grow by absorbing other motes. Propel yourself by ejecting matter behind you. But be wise: ejecting matter also shrinks you. Relax... good things come to those who wait.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Excellence in Design
Technical Excellence

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (demo "alpha" version) available.


PixelJunk Eden
Q-Games Ltd. (PlayStation 3)

A game where you leap and swing among organic physically simulated "alien" plantlife, smashing things and growing more plants as you go.

This game is fully independently funded by Q-Games Ltd.

Nominations:
Excellence in Visual Art
Excellence in Audio
Technical Excellence

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Game download (free trial, full paid version) available via PlayStation Network.


Retro/Grade
24 Caret Games (Windows PC)

Rick Rocket has just saved the universe from an evil alien armada. Unfortunately, the massive destruction he left in his wake has caused a temporal anomaly that has reversed the flow of time. The player must assume control of Rick’s spacecraft and fight through the epic space battle... backwards!

Retro/Grade is an innovative game that fuses the white knuckle thrills and over the top visuals of a shooter with the broad appeal of a music game.

Nominations:
Excellence in Audio
Excellence in Design

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Screenshots available.


Snapshot
Kyle Pulver and Peter Jones (Windows PC)

Snapshot is a 2d sidescrolling game in which the player takes on the role of "Pic" The player controls Pic as well as a camera that can take photos of the environment. Photos can capture objects such as boxes, enemies, and other things. The player can then use these photos to move objects around in the world to complete each level.

Nominations:
Excellence in Design

Official Website
IGF Info Page


You Have To Burn The Rope
Kian Bashiri (Flash)

You Have To Burn The Rope is a game about interactivity and false choices. It is a completely predetermined experience, you might call it an anti-game. Most importantly it is a joke, a parody!

Nominations:
Innovation (Nuovu) Award

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Freely playable online.


Zeno Clash
ACE Team Software (Windows PC)

Zeno Clash is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world. Featuring up close and brutal combat in a first-person perspective, the game is played in battle scenarios where the adversaries are always dangerously close and the use of exotic firearms and artifacts is a commodity.

Nominations:
Excellence in Visual Art

Official Website
IGF Info Page
Video Trailer
Screenshots available.


 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
     
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