The nominees list for the 2012 IndieCade Red Carpet Awards have been announced, presenting a broad cross-section of genres and aesthetics from around the world.
Some should be familiar to you already, like The Stanley Parable, Botanicula, Dyad and Splice, while others are slightly more obscure and kind of worth reading up on just for the sheer delight of marvelling at human ingenuity and creativity.
The full list of nominees is below. For more information on all the nominees, visit the IndieCade website. Some are available to play for free online or for sale, while others – like Pong conversion Open Source – are probably only going to come your way at festivals, unfortunately.
Indiecade’s 2012 Red Carpet Awards take place on October 4 and will be hosted by Felicia Day. The awards are part of the broader International Festival of Independent Games, which runs October 4 through 7 in Culver City, Los Angeles.
- A Closed World – Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
- Analogue: A Hate Story – Christine Love
- Armada d6 – Eric Zimmerman and John Sharp
- Beat Sneak Bandit – Simogo
- Blindside – Aaron Rasmussen and Michael T. Astolfi
- Bloop – Rusty Moyher
- Botanicula – Amanita Designs
- Cart Life – Richard Hofmeier
- Chroma Shuffle – Sifteo
- Contre Jour – Mokus
- Dreams of Your Life – Hide & Seek
- Dyad – RSBLSB
- Find Me A Good One – Andy Wallace & Haitham Ennasr
- FTL: Faster Than Light – Subset Games
- Gorogoa – Jason Roberts
- Guacamelee! – DrinkBox Studios
- Hidden in Plain Sight – Adam Spragg
- Hit Me – Kaho Abe
- Hokra – Ramiro Corbetta
- Interference – Eric Zimmerman & Nathalie Pozzi
- International Racing Squirrels – Playniac
- Open Source – Super Soul
- POP: Methodology Experiment One – Rob Lach
- Prom Week – Expressive Intelligence Studio at UC Santa Cruz
- Qasir al-Wasat: A Night in-Between – Aduge
- Reality Ends Here – Jeff Watson, Simon Wiscombe, & Tracy Fullerton
- Renga – wallFour
- Splice – Cipher Prime
- Staccato – NYU Game Center
- Super Space – Alexander Baard & David Scamehorn
- Tengami – Nyamyam
- The Stanley Parable – Davey Wreden
- Unmanned – molleindustria
- Vornheim – Zak S.
- Wooden Sen’SeY – Upper Byte
- Yamove – NYU-Poly/NYU
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