Her Story takes two gongs and grand prize at 2016 IGF Awards

By Brenna Hillier
17 March 2016 03:08 GMT

Investigatory narrative adventure Her Story has emerged victorious at the Independent Games Festival awards this year.


The IGF runs alongside GDC each year, and its awards immediately precede the mainstream honours.

This year Sam Barlow’s FMV adventure Her Story was a clear winner, taking out both the Seamus McNally Grand Prize and a nod for excellence in visual art.

It was the only title to score multiple honours this year, although several games received repeat nominations.

Somewhat surprisingly, the glorious Undertale was passed over in every category bar the audience choice.

Here’s the full list of winners. Stay tuned for the GDC results.

  • Excellence in Visual Art
    Oxenfree – Night School Studio
  • Excellence in Narrative
    Her Story – Sam Barlow
  • Excellence in Design
    Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes – Steel Crate Games
  • Excellence in Audio
    Mini Metro – Dinosaur Polo Club)
  • Nuovo Award
    Cibele – Star Maid Games
  • Best Student Game
    Beglitched – Jenny Jiao Hsia & Alec Thomson
  • Seamus McNally Grand Prize
    Her Story – Sam Barlow
  • Audience award
    Undertale – Toby Fox

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