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Mobile games clean up at 2015 IGF Awards

80 Days, Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure, and Metamorphabet rewarded

Mobile games clean up at 2015 IGF Awards

Mobile games dominated the winners' stage at 2015's Independent Games Festival Awards.

Held at GDC in San Francisco, the awards aim to celebrate the best in indie game design.

80 Days was first up and scooped the Excellence in Narrative award. The steampunkish fiction had led the mobile pack with multiple nominations, ultimately receiving recognition for Inkle's unique approach to interactive storytelling.

Metamorphabet - Vectorpark's educational alphabet game on iOS - also gained recognition for the Excellence in Visual Art category, while Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure won Excellence in Audio.

This year's Nuovo Award went to Nathalie Lawhead's Tetrageddon Games.

Since the category celebrates abstract and unconventional games, Lawhead's open source parody of digital life was lauded for its originality in engouraging players to build bizarre creations through downloadable source files.

Play me now

For those joining us in San Francisco for GDC this week, all the finalists' and winners' games are playable at the IGF Pavillion in the Moscone Center until March 6.

The full list of IGF Award Winners are as follows:

Excellence in Visual Art - $3,000

Metamorphabet (Patrick Smith of Vectorpark)

Nuovo Award - $5,000

Tetrageddon Games (Nathalie Lawhead)

Excellence in Audio - $3,000

Ephemerid: A Musical Adventure (SuperChop Games)

Excellence in Narrative - $3,000

80 Days (inkle)

Best Student Game - $3,000

Close Your (Goodbye World Games - University of Southern California)

Audience Award - $3,000

This War of Mine (11 bit studios)

Excellence in Design - $3,000

Outer Wilds (Team Outer Wilds)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize - $30,000

Outer Wilds (Team Outer Wilds)


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