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Quadrilateral Cowboy triumphs at the Independent Game Festival Awards

Quadrilateral Cowboy and Hyper Light Drifter were among the games honoured at the 2017 Independent Game Festival Awards.

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Independent Game Festival Awards 2017

Quadrilateral Cowboy and Hyper Light Drifter were among the games honoured at the 2017 Independent Game Festival Awards.

Quadrilateral Cowboy was awarded the prestigious Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 19th Independent Game Festival Awards, held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The game also took home the award for Excellence in Design.

The annual awards, which were hosted by Fullbright’s Nina Freeman, also recognised the achievements of GoNNER and Ladykiller in a Bind. The Audience Award went to Hyper Light Drifter, which also picked up the gong for Excellence in Visual Arts.

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The Nuovo Award – which celebrates experimental game design – was given to David Kanaga’s Oiκοςpiel, Book I.

IGF Awards – Winners and Nominees

 Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe)
  • Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games)
  • Event[0] (Ocelot Society)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games)

Best Audio

  • The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood)
  • GoNNER (Art in Heart)
  • Virginia (Variable State)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Everything (David OReilly)
  • Inside (Playdead)

Excellence in Design

  • Imbroglio (Michael Brough)
  • Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games)
  • Duskers (Misfits Attic)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games)
  • Event[0] (Ocelot Society)
  • Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games)

Excellence in Narrative

  • Ladykiller in a Bind (Love Conquers All Games)
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (iNK Stories)
  • Virginia (Variable State)
  • Orwell (Osmotic Studios )
  • Event[0] (Ocelot Society)
  • One Night Stand (Kinmoku)

Excellence in Visual Art

  • The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Virginia (Variable State)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • She Remembered Caterpillars (jumpsuit entertainment)

Nuovo Award

  • Islands: Non-Places (Carlburton LLC)
  • Close (Tobias Zarges and Moritz Eberl)
  • Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (Sundae Month)
  • Oiκοςpiel, Book I (David Kanaga)
  • Everything (David OReilly)
  • Virginia (Variable State)
  • Mu Cartographer (Titouan Millet)
  • Lieve Oma (Florian Veltman)

Best Student Game

  • Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (Sundae Month)
  • Lily, Colors of Santa Luz (Lily, Colors of Santa Luz Team)
  • Un Pas Fragile (PAF team)
  • FAR: Lone Sails (Mr. Whale’s Game Service / Mixtvision)
  • Frog Climbers (TeamCrew)
  • Bamboo Heart (Sokpop Collective)

Alt.Ctrl.GDC Award

  • Fear Sphere

Audience Award

  • Hyper Light Drifter

Find out who won at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

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