IndieCade 2011 Winners Announced

IndieCade 2011 was held in Culver City this past weekend and started on October 6th. Fans of independent gaming were able to check out the best in indie gaming. Thirteen finalists were chosen to display their games at the downtown fire station, and I was able to check out some of the games. The one game that stood out for me was Way, and I’m happy that it won Developer’s Choice.

Here’s the list of winners.

  • Grand Jury Award: FEZ, Polytron Corporation – The award distinguishes the game that cultivates artistry and embodies complete passion for game development. This year the jury chose from 36 game finalists from 14 different countries.
  • LG Mobile Innovative Game Award: Hungry Hungry UFOs, Asher Vollmer, Sam Farmer and Ben Bharier- The nominees for this award were brought together and established the prototypes for consideration at the IndieCade 3D Mobile Game Jam, presented and sponsored by LG Mobile.
  • Visuals sponsored by Nvidia: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Superbrothers, Capybara Games, Jim Guthrie
  • Audio: Proteus, Ed Key
  • Impact sponsored by G4: Johann Sebastian Joust, Douglas Wilson and Friends
  • Interaction: Ordnungswissenschaft, Till Wittwer, Marek Plichta and Jakob Penca
  • Game Design: Deepak Fights Robots, Tom Sennett
  • Technology sponsored by Transgaming: Johann Sebastian Joust, Douglas Wilson and Friends
  • Story/ World Design sponsored by BBC Worldwide: FEZ, Polytron Corp.
  • Special Recognition: The Swapper, Facepalm Games – it’s a game specially selected by the Jury for being a stand-out game, but not one that could fit into any other category very well.
  • The Trailblazers Award: Megan Gaiser
  • Developers Choice Award: Way, Coco & Co (Carnegie Mellon)
  • Audience Choice Award: The Depths to Which I Sink, Bigpants

Stay tuned as we’ll be featuring some of these games.

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