FTL, Hotline Miami, Little Inferno Nominated for IGF Seumas McNally Grand Prize

More indie games are nominated for narrative, visual and sound prizes

The Independent Games Festival has announced the nominees and the honorable mentions for this year’s series of awards linked to the ever growing and more successful indie genre, which will be given to winners during a ceremony that will take place on March 27 in San Francisco.

The full list of games selected for final consideration includes, according to CVG:

Excellence In Visual Art


Incredipede - Northway Games and Thomas Shahan

Kentucky Route Zero - Cardboard Computer

Guacalamelee! - Drinkbox Studios

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - Asteroid Base

Year Walk - Simogo

Honorable mentions go to: Fly'n, Eleven, The Bridge, Thomas Was Alone and Hundreds

Excellence In Narrative

Thirty Flights of Loving - Blendo Games

Cart Life - Richard Hofmeier

Kentucky Route Zero - Cardboard Computer

Dys4ia - Auntie Pixelante

Gone Home - The Fullbright Company

Honorable mentions: Goblet Grotto, Analogue: A Hate Story, Papo & Yo, The Stanley Parable and 7 Grand Steps.

Technical Excellence

StarForge - CodeHatch

Perspective - DigiPen Widdershins

Little Inferno - Tomorrow Corporation

Intrusion 2 - Aleksey Abramenko

LiquidSketch - Tobias Neukom

Honorable mentions: Mobiloid, Skulls Of The Shogun, Foldit, 140 and Gateways.

Excellence In Design

Samurai Gunn - Beau Blyth

FTL: Faster Than Light - Subset Games

Starseed Pilgrim - Droqen & Ryan Roth

Super Hexagon - Terry Cavanagh

Super Space - David Scamehorn & Alexander Baard/DigiPen

Honorable mentions: Spaceteam, Helix, Little Inferno, Rymdkapsel and Hotline Miami.

Excellence In Audio

Kentucky Route Zero - Cardboard Computer

Bad Hotel - Lucky Frame

140 - Jeppe Carlsen

Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games

Pixeljunk 4AM - Q-Games

Honorable mentions: Thomas Was Alone, Little Inferno, Gone Home, Fract OSC and Dust: An Elysian Tale.

Nuovo Award

Cart Life - Richard Hofmeier

Spaceteam - Henry Smith

Dys4ia - Auntie Pixelante

Bientot l'ete - Tale of Tales

7 Grand Steps - Mousechief

MirrorMoon - SantaRagione + BloodyMonkey

VESPER.5 - Michael Brough

Little Inferno - Tomorrow Corporation

Honorable mentions: Renga, Starseed Pilgrim, Frog Fractions, Thirty Flights of Loving and The Stanley Parable.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Hotline Miami - Dennaton Games

FTL: Faster Than Light - Subset Games

Cart Life - Richard Hofmeier

Little Inferno - Tomorrow Corporation

Kentucky Route Zero - Cardboard Computer

Honorable mentions: Gone Home, Thirty Flights of Loving, The Stanley Parable, Super Hexagon and Starseed Pilgrim.

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