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2008 Independent Games Festival Winners:
 
   
 
 
 

Main Competition

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Design Innovation:

Excellence In Visual Art:

  • Fez – Polytron ($2,500)

Best Web Browser Game:

Excellence In Audio:

Technical Excellence:

Audience Award:

Gleemie Awards:

Student Showcase

Best Student Game:

  • Synaesthete – DigiPen Institute of Technology ($2,500)

 

 
   
 
2008 Independent Games Festival Finalists:
 
 
Main Competition
 
  Seumas McNally Grand Prize:  
     
 

Best Web Browser Game:

 
   
 

Design Innovation Award:

 
   
 

Excellence in Visual Art:

 
   
 

Excellence in Audio:

 
   
 

Technical Excellence:

 
   
 
2008 Independent Games Festival Finalists:
 
   
   
   
   
 
2008 Independent Games Festival Games:
 
 
Main Competition
 
   
 
Audiosurf
Invisible Handlebar, LLC

Audiosurf allows you to experience the intensity and emotion of your songs in real time, in full color, and in 3D.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Game Of The Year
Excellence In Audio
Technical Excellence

URL:
http://www.audio-surf.com/
Screenshots available.


Axiom: Overdrive
Reflexive Entertainment

Deep within a ravaged asteroid mine there is work to be done. Equipped with an OTF, players grapple with unique physics-based game-play as they explore the mine's dark corridors and discover...
...they are not alone!

Nominations:
Technical Excellence

URL:
http://www.axiomoverdrive.com/
Screenshots available.


Battleships Forever

Dismantle your enemies piece by piece in this intense Tactical RTS game. Build your fleet from 18 playable ships or construct your own battles in the Sandbox, you can even design your own ships with the ShipMaker tool that is included.

Nominations:
Design Innovation Award

URL:
http://www.wyrdysm.com/
Game download (full free version) available.


Cinnamon Beats
Secret Exit

Cinnamon Beats is a game that combines rhythm with physics to create a new kind of puzzle game. It is not a rhythm game in the traditional sense - the players are not required to react to game events in any kind of rhythm as in Dance Dance Revolution or Guitar Hero. Instead it is a game where players create their own beats.

Nominations:
Excellence In Audio

URL:
http://secretexit.com/games/cinnamonbeats
Screenshots available.


Clean Asia!
Cactus?

Clean Asia! is a stylish vertical shooter with innovative gameplay elements and a unique presentation.

Nominations:
Excellence In Visual Arts
Excellent In Audio

URL:
http://www.cactus-soft.co.nr/
Game download (full free version) available.


Crayon Physics Deluxe
Kloonigames

Crayon Physics Deluxe is 2D physics puzzle game that lets you experience what it would be like your drawings were magically transformed into real physical objects.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Game Of The Year

URL:
http://www.kloonigames.com/crayon/
Screenshots and video available, prototype free game download available.


Fez
KOKOROMI

Fez is a game about a 2D character exploring a 3D world.

In Fez you play as Gomez, a 2-dimensional being who finds out his world has an extra dimension and sets out to explore it.

Nominations:
Design Innovation Award
Excellence In Visual Arts

URL:
http://www.kokoromi.org/fez
Screenshots and video available.


Fret Nice
Pieces Interactive

Fret Nice is a charming platformer designed for guitar controllers, giving the player the unique feeling of not only controlling the main character's every movement, but actually playing the game as if it was a rock song.

Nominations:
Design Innovation Award
Excellence In Audio

URL:
http://www.fretnice.com/
Screenshots and video available.


Globulos.com
GlobZ

Globulos.com is a multiplayer multigames environment where the games share the same core game mechanic for arcade, fun and strategy. 20 games playable on 50 playing fields. Most of the games are 1 against 1. Some are 2 against 2.

Nominations:
Best Web Browser Game

URL:
http://www.globulos.com/
Playable online.


Goo!
PillowFort

Goo is a unique genre-boundary destroying arcade strategy game. Inspired by Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do, and the board game “Go”, players do battle with their own amorphous liquid armies; charging, throwing, flanking, slicing, blocking and enveloping with their amoeba-like goo.

Nominations:
Technical Excellence

URL:
http://goo.pillowfortgames.com/
Screenshots and video available.


Gumboy Tournament
CINEMAX, s.r.o.

Gumboy Tournament is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed and popular arcade game Gumboy - Crazy Adventures. However this time extra features have been added: finally you can compete against your friends over the net or even just on a computer without internet. It's exactly the high amount of environment interaction, fast paced action and physical simulation that makes the game so fun when up to nine gumboys meet on one level.

Nominations:
Technical Excellence

URL:
http://www.gumboytournament.com/
Screenshots and video available.


Hammerfall

This is the story of the last emperor of the Auregzid dynsasty named Bharat-al-Maravi and a young warrior from the Gaiars tribe, that I was told by the honourable Humid-al-Rahim in the year fourteenth from the population of the world.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Game Of The Year
Excellence In Visual Arts


Iron Dukes
One Ton Ghost

Iron Dukes takes place in a fictionalized version of late 19th century America in which Teddy Roosevelt rides a steam-powered horse and Thomas Edison is the leader of a band of roving warlocks. You play as Professor Thurlow Magoon, renowned scientist and greedy treasure hunter.

Nominations:
Best Web Browser Game

URL:
http://onetonghost.com/
Interactive preview available.


Noitu Love 2: Devolution
Konjak

In "Noitu Love 2: Devolution" you're thrown into a classic action and beat-em-up scenario but with a twist to the gameplay that creates a new and fluent style of play using the mouse.

Nominations:
Seumas McNally Game Of The Year

URL:
http://www.konjak.org/
Video available.


OokiBloks
Studio Work3 / Hermit games

OokiBloks is an innovative action puzzle game, filled with comical mischief, upbeat dance music and synchronized sound.

Take control of Ooki the monkey and leap around the colorful cartoon play areas, making music and changing blocks to their rightful color!

Nominations:
Excellence In Audio

URL:
http://www.ookibloks.com/
Video available.


Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island
Large Animal Games

Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island is a bird photography game in which the player travels the country, unraveling the mystery of their grandfather's disappearance and collecting photos of both real and fantastical birds. Special camera attachments are collected along the way, and can be used to influence the birds in order to capture the best possible photos.

Nominations:
Design Innovation Award

URL:
http://www.largeanimal.com/
Game download (free trial, full version) available.


Synaesthete
DigiPen Institute of Technology

Synaesthete is a music-driven arcade-style shooter which seeks to engage the senses with a synergy of light, color, and sound. Synaesthete creates a harmony between player actions and in-game music, in a way that each influences the other. The rhythm and flow of the music is expressed in every detail of the game so that the visual and audio are not two experiences, but one.

Nominations:
Excellence In Visual Arts

URL:
http://www.synaesthetegame.com/
Game download (full free version) available.


The Path
Tale of Tales

The Path is a short horror game inspired by Little Red Ridinghood. There is only one rule, and you must not follow it. There is only one goal, but if you attain it, you lose.

Nominations:
Excellence In Visual Arts

URL:
http://www.tale-of-tales.com/ThePath/
Video available.


Tri-Achnid
Triachnid inc

Tri-achnid is an experimental flash game that focuses on the bond between the player and the creature you control.

In Tri-achnid you take control over an endangered species of three-legged spider known as a Tri-achnid. Having total control over the creature's body, the player must lift and drag each of the spiders limbs to, climb, spin web, attack and care for its egg sack.

Nominations:
Best Web Browser Game

URL:
http://triachnid.com/
Playable online.


World of Goo
2D Boy, LLC

World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. But the millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious.

Nominations:

Seumas McNally Game Of The Year
Design Innovation Award
Technical Excellence

URL:
http://2dboy.com/
Screenshots and video available.


 
   
 
2008 Independent Games Festival Games:
 
 
Student Showcase
 
   
 
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Kloonigames, Helsinki Polytechnic Stadia

Crayon Physics Deluxe is a 2D physics puzzle game, in which you get to experience what it would be like if your drawings would be magically transformed into real physical objects. Solve puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.

URL:
http://www.kloonigames.com/crayon/
Video available.


Empyreal Nocturne
Double Hawk Productions, DigiPen Institute of Technology

Empyreal Nocturne is a third-person aerial action game in which you combat enormous flying monsters by commanding a legion of birds. The monsters are comprised of connected orbs, which are fiercely defended by birds of its own. All of a monster’s weak points must be destroyed in order for it to be defeated. You play as a god bird with the power to convert birds to your flock, and then command them to attack, defend, or sacrifice themselves for you.

URL:
http://www.empyrealnocturne.com/
Game download (full free version) available.


Galaxy Scraper
GroundNut, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

What if your space trip takes you to a solar system whose planets were smaller than they should be?

With an accurate control system, Galaxy Scraper redefines the platformers genre and allows the player to experience a completely original spherical gameplay.

Feel free to explore a whole 3D world with an amazing graphic style in the biggest adventure of a lost space traveller.

URL:
http://www.ithandil.net/galaxy/
Game download (demo) available.


Gesundheit!
Underwater Base, Sheridan Institute

Evil booger-eating monsters have invaded the land, and their only weakness is their love for delicious nasal discharges. While keeping out of sight, you must bounce boogers off walls, across holes, and through teleporters to lure your enemies into traps in each level.

Gesundheit! features painstakingly hand-drawn 2D graphics, an original instrumental soundtrack, and lots and lots of snot.

URL:
http://www.underwaterbase.com/
Game download (demo) available.


Mayhem Intergalactic
Chris Pelling, The Australian National University

Wage war on your friends and enemies in this simple yet engaging strategy game. Easy to learn and quick to play, Mayhem Intergalactic is still surprisingly strategic. Play against the computer, or duke it out with friends over the internet. The universe shall be yours!

And after you've conquered it once, why not do it again? Endless fun for the whole family!

URL:
http://www.inventivedingo.com/mayhemig
Game download (demo) available.


Poesysteme
Poesysteme, ENJMIN, France

This game is an attempt to mix poetry with Darwinian evolution, and to illustrate the changing lives of words and languages.

The player is asked to add words into the game world, where they will live under natural rather than linguistic rules (reproduction, nourishment and predation). Once added, a word can no longer be controlled directly by the player; he can only modify the environment where this word evolves.

URL:
http://poesysteme.free.fr/
Game download (full free version) available.


Polarity
Team Polarity, Carnegie Mellon University

Polarity is a 2D platforming/puzzle game based on magnetism.

The goal of the game is to navigate environments and solve puzzles by using your suit's magnetic properties in interesting ways. You can attract to and repel from objects, instantly switch magnetic polarity, or even boost the strength of your magnetic field for added abilities.

URL:
http://www.etc.cmu.edu/projects/igf/
Game download (full free version) available.


Rückblende (Flashback)
Nils Deneken, Uni Duisburg-Essen, Germany

This interactive animationmovie was my diploma project in visual communication. The story of the film is about a man confronted with his childhood memories while walking around a summerhouse in the woods, where he used to spend the holidays with his parents. The more he dwells in his memories, a secret seems to be unravelling.
The surrounding and the inside of the house were built as a model, while the appearing characters from the memories were drawn with a pencil and animated with white lines on top of the photographed model– background.

URL:
http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2007/12/new-rckblende-mirror.html
Game download (full free version) available.


Synaesthete
Rolling Without Slipping, DigiPen Institute of Technology

Synaesthesia - noun. A sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.

URL:
http://www.synaesthetegame.com/
Game download (full free version) availble.


The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
he Odd Gentlemen, University of Southern California- School of Cinematic Arts- Interactive Media Program

The Misadventures of P.B Winterbottom is a game set in an early silent film world that plays with temporal space. Through exploration of non-conventional time mechanics, players will experience gameplay in an entirely new way. The game gives the player the ability to record and playback their actions multiple times. An experiment in exploring layered gameplay and altering physical reality, the games gives the player the ability to create time paradoxes.

URL:
http://www.winterbottomgame.com/
Screenshots available.


Foamzilla (UT2004 Modification)
Macrocosm, Vancouver Film School

Remember as a kid, playing with those pill toys that grow into a foam-sponge creature after being soaked in water?

Ever wish they could grow to 30 feet tall and destroy everything?

Well, now they can!

URL:
http://www.foamzilla.com/
Game download (full free version) available.


Flipside (Half-Life 2 Modification)
Team 3, National Academy of Digital, Interactive Entertainment, Denmark

You have just escaped from a mental institution. You’re on the run. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. You are jumping happily from cloud to cloud. You know that the only way to freedom is by reaching the ship at the end of the level. A cute bunny is jumping towards you, blocking your path. By the push of a button the whole world flips around and shows its dark side. The bunny is now an evil nurse who is trying to stop you from getting away. You headbutt her, clearing your path. With a push of the button the world flips back and shows its light side again.

URL:
http://www.playflipside.com/
Game download (full free version) available.

 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
     
 
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