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
FTL: Faster than Light
Kentucky Route Zero
Excellence in Visual Arts
Point-and-click horror game Asylum was already approved through Steam Greenlight earlier this month, but developer Senscape has launched a Kickstarter campaign for funding to finish the game more quickly.
Asylum, lead by mystery-adventure game Scratches' designer Agustín Cordes, is asking for $100,666 to complete development on "a proper schedule and resources." Cordes writes on the Kickstarter page that Asylum is still a "garage game," and most of the development staff works on the game in their free time.
"If we reach the goal, we will lock ourselves inside an office for the remainder of the year until Asylum is complete," he writes. "Being able to work together every day in the same room makes a huge difference, especially for such a large project."
Asylum has been in development...