Cart Life wins big at the 15th annual Independent Games Festival Awards

At tonight's 15th annual Independent Games Festival awards, held at the Game Developers Conference, Richard Hofmeier's Cart Life won three of its three category nominations, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence in Narrative and the Nuovo Award.

FTL: Faster than Light won one of its two nominations, which was the Excellence in Design category. It also won the Audience Award. 140 beat out Hotline Miami for the Excellence in Audio award. Kentucky Route Zero and Little Inferno won Excellence in Visual Arts and Technical Excellence, respectively. Zineth won the Student Showcase category.

Each full category is listed below.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  • Cart Life
  • FTL: Faster than Light
  • Hotline Miami
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Little Inferno

Excellence in Visual Arts

  • Guacamelee!
  • Incredipede
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Year Walk

Technical Excellence

  • Intrusion 2
  • LiquidSketch
  • Little Inferno
  • Perspective
  • StarForge

Excellence in Design

  • FTL: Faster than Light
  • Samurai Gunn
  • Starseed Pilgrim
  • Super Hexagon
  • Super Space ____

Excellence in Audio

  • 140
  • Bad Hotel
  • Hotline Miami
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • PixelJunk 4am

Excellence in Narrative

  • Cart Life
  • dys4ia
  • Gone Home
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Thirty Flights of Loving

Nuovo Award

  • 7 Grand Steps
  • Bientôt l'été
  • Cart Life
  • dys4ia
  • Little Inferno
  • MirrorMoon
  • Spaceteam
  • VESPER.5

Best Student Game

  • ATUM
  • Back to Bed
  • Blackwell's Asylum
  • Farsh
  • Knights of Pen & Paper
  • Pulse
  • the mindfulxp volume
  • Zineth

Audience Award

  • FTL: Faster Than Light

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