20th Annual IGF Award Nominees

Nominees have been announced for the 20th Annual IGF Awards, one of the largest game award programs for strictly independent titles. Winners will be announced at a ceremony held during the Game Developer Conference in San Fransico, CA on March 20, 2019.

Out of the 7 categories with considerations, Return of the Obra Dinn from Lucas Pope, the mind behind 2013’s critically acclaimed Papers, Please, is nominated in four (4) categories. Other significant showings include Noita, Hypnospace Outlaw, and Do Not Feed The Monkeys all with three (3) nominations each.

Some nominees may not yet be publicly available due to the juried submission process.

The nominees are as follows:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Minit
Opus Magnum
Noita
Return of the Obra Dinn
Hypnospace Outlaw
Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Excellent in Visual Art

Forgotton Anne
Alto’s Odyssey
Hypnospace Outlaw
Just Shapes & Beats
Mirror Drop
Return of the Obra Dinn

Excellence in Audio

Ethereal
Hypnospace Outlaw
Moss
Return of the Obra Dinn
Alto’s Odyssey
Paratopic

Excellence in Design

What the Golf?
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
Noita
Return of the Obra Dinn
Dicey Dungeons
Opus Magnum

Excellence in Narrative

Wandersong
Genital Jousting
Unavowed
Seers Isle
Watch Me Jump
Return of the Obra Dinn

Nuovo (Innovation) Award

Circle0
eCheese Zone
Noita
Mirror Drop
Black Room
Paratopic
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
Nth Dimension[al] Hiking

Best Student Game

It’s Paper Guy!
Grace Bruxner Presents: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
After Hours
En Garde!
levedad
Sole

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