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author: Adrian Werner

Return of the Obra Dinn with the highest number of IGF nominations

The shortlist of nominees for the IGF Awards, i.e. the most important indie games festival, has been announced. Titles such as Return of the Obra Dinn, Opus Magnum, Noita and Do Not Feed the Monkeys will compete in the most prestigious categories.

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Return of the Obra Dinn has been nominated in five categories.

The next edition of the Independent Games Festival will start on March 20th. On the same day, prizes for the best indie games will be awarded. So far, we have learned the shortlist of titles that will compete for these awards. The Return of the Obra Dinn adventure game is so far the biggest contender, having received nominations in five categories, including the most important one – the game of the year.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  1. Return of the Obra Dinn
  2. Minit
  3. Opus Magnum
  4. Noita
  5. Hypnospace Outlaw
  6. Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Excellence in Design

  1. Return of the Obra Dinn
  2. Do Not Feed the Monkeys
  3. Noita
  4. Opus Magnum
  5. What the Golf?
  6. Dicey Dungeons

Excellence in Visual Art

  1. Forgotton Anne
  2. Return of the Obra Dinn
  3. Alto's Odyssey
  4. Just Shapes & Beats
  5. Hypnospace Outlaw

Excellence in Narrative

  1. Unavowed
  2. Return of the Obra Dinn
  3. Wandersong
  4. Genital Jousting
  5. Seers Isle
  6. Watch Me Jump

Excellence in Audio

  1. Return of the Obra Dinn
  2. Alto's Odyssey
  3. Moss
  4. Paratopic
  5. Etheral
  6. Hypnospace Outlaw

Nuovo Award for the most unconventional game

  1. Mirror Drop
  2. Nth Dimension[al] Hiking
  3. Do Not Feed the Monkeys
  4. Black Room
  5. Noita
  6. Circle0
  7. eCheese Zone
  8. Paratopic

Best Student Game

  1. It's Paper Guy!
  2. Grace Bruxner Presents: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game 
  3. After HOURS 
  4. En Garde! 
  5. levedad 
  6. Sole 

In the last year's edition of IGF Awards, the award for best independent production went to the creators of Night in the Woods, which also won the award for the best story. The platformer Celeste received the audience award.

  1. Independent Games Festival – official website
Return of the Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn

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