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IGF finalists announced, Minecraft and Amnesia big cheeses

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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)

Halcyon

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