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Independent Games Festival Awards Nominees Include Cuphead and More

Tanner Dedmon


The contenders for the Independent Games Festival’s various awards have been narrowed down to a few finalists that include popular independent games like Cuphead, Echo, and other titles.

With seven different categories ranging from art to audio to design, the awards to be distributed by IGF on March 21 consist of tens of thousands of dollars in prizes. The Seumas McNally Grand Prize that’ll be given to one of the nominated games and their creators is worth $30,000 alone, but earning any of the rewards would be a huge win for the indie developers.

Below are all of the different awards categories as well as the games that are nominated for each award:

Seumas McNally grand prize

Excellence in visual art

Excellence in audio

Excellence in design

Excellence in narrative

Best student game

Nuovo award

Interestingly enough, while popular games like Cuphead appeared in more than one category, StudioMDHR’s game wasn’t a contender for the grand prize. That doesn’t mean that it wasn’t considered, though, as each of the categories also had a list of several honorable mentions for games that didn’t quite make the narrowed-down nominee list.

You can see the full list of contenders and other honorable mentions for the IGF Awards through the organization’s announcement as well as other details about the awards.

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