Papers, Please wins grand prize in Independent Games Awards Show

The small game from Lucas Pope about working as a border crossing guard took top honors at the IGF awards show.

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The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco is an event for and by developers, and no where is that more evident than in the Independent Game Festival's Award's ceremony.

The show, which was introduced by IGF chairman Bradon Boyer and hosted by Capy Games' Nathan Vella, draws attention to and celebrates some of the best games of last year, both big and small. Papers, Please walked away with three awards, including the show's grand prize, but here's a list of all the winners and nominees:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

  • Winner: Papers, Please
  • Nominees:
  • DEVICE 6
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!"
  • Don't Starve
  • Jazzpunk
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

Excellence in Narrative:

  • Winner: Papers, Please
  • Nominees:
  • DEVICE 6
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!"
  • Papers, Please
  • Paralect
  • The Stanley Parable
  • The Yawhg

Excellence in Audio:

  • Winner: DEVICE 6
  • Nominees:
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!"
  • Samorost3
  • The Stanley Parable
  • The Yawhg

Excellence in Design:

  • Winner: Papers, Please
  • Nominees:
  • 868-HACK
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Don't Starve
  • Mushroom 11
  • TowerFall Ascension

Nuovo Award

  • Winner: Luxuria Superbia
  • Nominees:
  • Corrypt
  • Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!"
  • Extrasolar
  • Papers, Please
  • Perfect Woman
  • Save the Date
  • SoundSelf

Excellence in Visual Art

  • Winner: Gorogoa
  • Nominees:
  • DEVICE 6
  • Drei
  • Perfect Stride
  • Samorost3
  • The Banner Saga

Best Student Game:

  • Winner: Risk of Rain
  • Nominees:
  • Cyber Heist
  • Engare
  • Foiled
  • Museum of Simulation Technology
  • Rhythm Doctor
  • Symmetrain
  • Westerado

Audience Award Winner: The Stanley Parable

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