IndieCade – the international festival that wants to highlight the industry’s best indie titles – has recently announced the winners from this year’s selection. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry luminaries including: Kellee Santiago, Co-founder and former President of Thatgamecompany; Jonathan Blow, Developer of Braid; J. Stewart Burns, Producer and Writer of The Simpsons and Futurama.
This year the jury chose from more than 500 games from 5 different continents “The IndieCade awards celebrate the unique artistic vision and talent across the spectrum of independent games. This special event serves as an important platform to support the next generation of independent games, and highlight their incredible quality.” said Stephanie Barish, CEO, IndieCade. “We are honored to have so many outstanding titles in this year’s show and to be able to share them with the thousands of attendees that came to the festival.”
The game and developer winners of this year are:
Grand Jury Award: Unmanned– Molleindustria
Visuals: Gorogoa– Jason Roberts
Audio: Dyad– RSBLSB
Impact: Reality Ends Here– Jeff Watson and Simon Wiscombe, USC Game Innovation Lab
Interaction: Interference –Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman
Game Design: Armada D6– Eric Zimmerman and John Sharp
Technology: Vornheim– Zak S.
Story/ World Design: Botanicula– Amanita Designs
Special Recognition: The Stanley Parable– Davey Wreden
The Trailblazers Award: Elan Lee
Developers Choice Award: Renga– wallFour
Audience Choice Award: Hokra– Ramiro Corbetta
Indiecade organisers have also announced that the first annual IndieCade East is set for 16th – 17th February in New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image. IndieCade EAST will provide attendees the chance to play some of the 2012 IndieCade finalists, award winners and official selections, watch films about game culture, participate in the first ever IndieCade East Coast Game Jam hosted by Playstation Mobile in addition to hear speeches from game designers, journalists as well as game academics.