IGF nominees announced

Introversion's real-time strategy Darwinia gets four nods in indie-game development awards; winners to be announced at Game Developers Conference next March.

Finalists for the 8th Annual Independent Games Festival were announced over the weekend, and Introversion's abstract real-time strategy game Darwinia led the pack with four nominations. Professor Fizzwizzle, Dodge That Anvil, and Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space all scored a pair of nominations each.

The categories include the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Innovation in Visual Art, Innovation in Audio, Innovation in Game Design, Technical Excellence, Best Web Browser Game, and an Audience Award, for which all finalists from the other categories are eligible. Each award carries with it a $2,500 prize, except for the grand prize, which will net the winner $20,000. The awards will be handed out at the 2006 Game Developers Conference in San Jose next March.

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nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Darwinia deserves it, it's a great game, very different.

AA7
AA7

I think cloud should be nominated. Everyone go to www.thatcloudgame.com and download it for free. It is truly amazing. AA7

lodinq
lodinq

other then Darwinia, ive never heard of any of those games

MisterHarryZ
MisterHarryZ

Darwinia deserves to win, for it is most excellent.