Just to give an idea of how epic IndieCade is in terms of just how many indie game developers and game companies came to prove themselves at IndieCade, the jury chose from 500 games from five continents. You can do the math. The jury consisted of industry tastemakers like J. Stewart Burns ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ producer and writer, Kellee Santiago, former of ThatGameCompany, and more.
Grand Jury Award: Unmanned– Molleindustria
Visuals: Gorogoa– Jason Roberts
Audio: Dyad– RSBLSB
Impact: Reality Ends Here– Jeff Watson and Simon Wiscombe, USC Game Innovation Lab
Interaction: Interference –Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman
Game Design: Armada D6– Eric Zimmerman and John Sharp
Technology: Vornheim– Zak S.
Story/ World Design: Botanicula– Amanita Designs
Special Recognition: The Stanley Parable– Davey Wreden
The Trailblazers Award: Elan Lee
Developers Choice Award: Renga– wallFour
Audience Choice Award: Hokra– Ramiro Corbetta
Check out more winners and nominees at IndieCade.com. If you’re on the East Coast and you’re down to go to the first annual IndieCade East 2013, the dates are coming up this February. I had a chance to look at Hokra, the audience choice award winner. Though it’s design and gameplay seem simple and retro, its a sports game for four players and the objective is simple: score already!
I was unsure at first, but Hokra looks like a fun game and fast-paced at that. I wonder if they have any plans to make this a mobile game app. If not, they should.
What do you think of the winners? Any games stick out to you as epic?