Winners for Freeplay's Independent Games Festival awards were announced last night, with Stickets by Wanderlands taking home the award for Best Australian Game and Splice by Cipher Prime winning Best International Game.
Winners of Freeplay's Independent Games Festival awards were announced last night, with Stickets by Wanderlands taking home the award for Best Australian Game and Splice by Cipher Prime winning Best International Game.
The award ceremony, which took place in Melbourne on Sunday night, capped off a week of festivities that celebrated the culture and practice of independent game development. The festival included highlights such as a panel discussion with Child of Eden and Rez developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi, a keynote address from N+ developer Mare Sheppard, and talks about video game art, sound, space, and design.
The winners for Freeplay's 2012 awards are below. The full list of finalists can be viewed here.
Best Australian Game
Stickets – Wanderlands
Best International Game
Splice – Cipher Prime
Lunar Flight – Sean Edwards
They Love You – Zac Duff, Henrik Pettersson, Paul Annesley, and Nathan Antony
Best Technical Innovation
Automation: Car Company Tycoon – Camshaft Software
Toybox – Barrel of Donkeys
Flatland: Fallen Angle – See Through Studios
Best Concept Art
Peleda – Fiasco Studios
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