IndieCade Awards, 13 Games Receive Honors

The results of the 2011 IndieCade Awards, celebrating achievements and contributions in the independent game development sector, have been announced.

IndieCade has announced the winners of the 2011 IndieCade Awards in recognition of story development, visual, technological and auditory flair and all-around awesomeness. 13 titles were honored across two ceremonies on Thursday October 6 and Sunday October 9.

Fez from Polytron Corporation took hom the top Grand Jury award, which, according to IndieCade, “distinguishes the game that cultivates artistry and embodies complete passion for game development.” The game also received a Story/World Design award, sponsored by BBC Worldwide. Fez is a platformer that features 2D-3D perspective-shifting gameplay, Escher-inspired optical illusions and a dude who looks like he got thrown out of Tiny Tower. It’s been repeatedly delayed but is expected to finally release on XBLA in early 2012.

Here’s the full list of awards:

Grand Jury Award: Fez (Polytron Corporation)
LG Mobile Innovative Game Award: Hungry Hungry UFOs (Asher Vollmer, Sam Farmer and Ben Bharier)
Visuals, sponsored by Nvidia: Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Superbrothers, Capybara Games​, Jim Guthrie
Audio: Proteus (Ed Key)
Impact, sponsored by G4: Johann Sebastian Joust (Douglas Wilson and Friends)
Interaction: Ordnungswissenschaft (Till Wittwer, Marek Plichta, Jakob Penca)
Game Design: Deepak Fights Robots (Tom Sennett)
Technology, sponsored by Transgaming: Johann Sebastian Joust (Douglas Wilson and Friends)
Story/World Design, sponsored by BBC Worldwide: Fez (Polytron Corporation)
Special Recognition: The Swapper (Facepalm Games)
The Trailblazers Award: Megan Gaiser
Developers’ Choice Award: Way (Coco & Co, Carnegie Mellon)
Audience Choice Award: The Depths to Which I Sink (Bigpants)

“2011 was a great year for the indie gaming community, which continues to grow and change by leaps and bounds,” said Stephanie Barish, CEO of IndieCade. “This year’s submissions reflected the incredible diversity and innovation we have seen growing over the four years of IndieCade. The nominees and winners represent the best aspects of independent games.”

Check out full details of the winners and their games here.

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