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Independent Games Festival 2013 winners announced, FTL and Cart Life win big

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The 15th annual Independent Games Festival awards ceremony has come and gone, but not without recognising top achievements in the indie sector of game development!

The very prestigious Seumas McNally grand prize award went to the incredibly thought-provoking Cart Life, and the game also picked up the coveted (amongst ‘out there’ indie types) Nuovo Award. The visually astounding Kentucky Route Zero won Excellence in Visual Art, while the space combat sim FTL: Faster Than Light took both the Excellent in Design and Audience awards.

Here’s the full line-up of winners, but you should definitely head on over here to look over the nominees and check out the overwhelming amount of talent on show at the IGF this year.

  • Seumas McNally Grand Prize: Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)

  • Excellence in Visual Art: Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)

  • Nuovo Award: Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)

  • Excellence in Audio: 140 (Jeppe Carlsen)

  • Excellence in Narrative: Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)

  • Award for Technical Excellence: Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)

  • Award for Excellence in Design: FTL (Software Heaven Inc)

  • Best Student Game: Zineth (Arcane Kids)

  • Audience Award: FTL (Software Heaven Inc)

Did your favourite indie game win any awards? Will you be checking out any of these brilliant titles? Most of them are available to play for free or free cheaply, so support the indie game development scene!


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