IGF finalists announced, Minecraft and Amnesia big cheeses

Monday, 3rd January 2011 16:45 GMT By Patrick Garratt


As BigDownload notes, the finalists for the 2011 Independent Games Festival have been announced, with Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent both receiving three nominations each, including one for the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

The winners will be announced at GDC in San Francisco on March 2.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)

SpyParty (Chris Hecker)

Desktop Dungeons (QCF Design)

Minecraft (Mojang)

Nidhogg (Messhof)

Excellence In Visual Art

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

The Dream Machine (Cockroach)

Cave Story (2010 Edition) (Nicalis)

Bit.Trip Runner (Gaijin Games)

Hohokum (Honeyslug & Richard Hogg)

Technical Excellence

Minecraft (Mojang)

Confetti Carnival (SpikySnail Games)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)

Neverdaunt:8Bit (Robot Loves Kitty)

Miegakure (Marc Ten Bosch)

Excellence In Design

Desktop Dungeons (QCF Design)

Super Crate Box (Vlambeer)

Nidhogg (Messhof)

Faraway (Steph Thirion)

Minecraft (Mojang)

Excellence In Audio

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Retro City Rampage (Vblank Entertainment)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Frictional Games)

Bit.Trip Beat (Gaijin Games)

Cobalt (Oxeye Game Studio)

Best Mobile Game

Shot Shot Shoot (Erik Svedang)

Colorbind (Nonverbal)

Helsing’s Fire (Ratloop)

Solipskier (Mikengreg)




  1. onlineatron

    Just got Amnesisa in the steam sale for £4.

    Also picked up P.B. Winterbottom for 39p!!!

    <3 Steam

    #1 4 years ago
  2. RoarrrUK

    I can’t play Amnesisa. It’s just too terrifying.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Tomo

    I wonder which game is going to win those awards…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Hey wait, Bastion? Is that even out yet?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. onlineatron

    No, half of these games aren’t available yet.

    #5 4 years ago
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