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Papers, Please and The Stanley Parable Among IGF Finalists

| 8 Jan 2014 15:01
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The 2014 Independent Games Festival has several well-known games among its list of main competition finalists.

The 2014 Independent Games Festival juries announced yesterday the main competition finalists, narrowing down over 650 entries to just over 30 - several of which are well-known indies like Galactic Café's The Stanley Parable and Lucas Pope's Papers, Please, which made it to the finals in The Escapist's Reader's Choice Game of the Year.

Nearly 375 judges spread across various disciplines selected the finalists through playthroughs and recommendations. The juries also selected honorable mention titles for each category. The full list is below:

Excellence In Visual Art

  • DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
  • Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)
  • The Banner Saga (Stoic)
  • Perfect Stride (Arcane Kids)
  • Samorost3 (Amanita Design)
  • Drei (Etter)

Honorable mentions: Shelter (Might & Delight); Galak-Z (17-BIT); The Swapper (Facepalm Games); The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll); Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Excellence In Narrative

  • The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)
  • Paralect (Paralect Team)
  • DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

Honorable mentions: Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games); Gorogoa (Jason Roberts); Redshirt (The Tiniest Shark); Detective Grimoire (SFB Games); Monster Loves You (Radial Games Corp. & Dejobaan Games, LLC.)

Excellence In Design

  • TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson)
  • 868-HACK (Michael Brough)
  • Mushroom 11 (Untame)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
  • Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Honorable mentions: The Banner Saga (Stoic); Perfect Stride (Arcane Kids); Threes (Asher Vollmer, Greg Wohlwend & Jimmy Hinson); DEVICE 6 (Simogo); Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)

Excellence In Audio

  • Samorost3 (Amanita Design)
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)
  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)
  • DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
  • The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)

Honorable mentions: Sokobond (Alan Hazelden, Harry Lee & Ryan Roth); The Banner Saga (Stoic); Potatoman Seeks the Troof (Pixeljam); Jazzpunk (Necrophone Games); Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Nuovo Award

  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)
  • Luxuria Superbia (Tale of Tales)
  • Extrasolar (Lazy 8 Studios)
  • Perfect Woman (Peter Lu and Lea Schonfelder)
  • SoundSelf (Robin Arnott)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
  • Save the Date (Paper Dino Software)
  • Corrypt (Michael Brough)

Honorable mentions: Shelter (Might & Delight); DEVICE 6 (Simogo); Elegy for a Dead World (Dejobaan Games with Popcannibal); SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT Team); 18 Cadence (Aaron A. Reed)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  • The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
  • Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)
  • Jazzpunk (Necrophone Games)
  • Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
  • DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)

Honorable mentions: Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games); TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson); Kerbal Space Program (Squad); 868-HACK (Michael Brough); The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)

The IGF awards will be announced March 19 at the San Francisco Moscone Convention Center. Winners will receive nearly $60,000 of prizes across categories, and the Seumus McNally grand prize is $30,000.

Source: IGF

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