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Tunic and Betrayal At Club Low Lead Independent Games Festival Nominations

Informa Tech has revealed its nominees for the 25th Annual Game Festival nominations. Tunic and Betrayal At Club Low lead with three nominations each.

Both games are among the contenders for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, with the final prize announced at the Game Developers Conference March 20-24.

A total of six games were nominated for the grand prize, including “The Tunic” and “Betrayal of Club Low”, plus “The Case of the Golden Idol”, “Immority”, “Neon White” and “Not for Broadcast” It was Tinykin, Terra Nil, RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, Roadwarden, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, and Citizen Sleeper also received honorable mentions.

The full list of nominees is below.

best student game

  • Gévaudan (Nicolas Bernard)
  • Mind diver (indoor sunglasses)
  • Presenter slides (Mathias Schifter & Brin Žvan)
  • Shutter (ARTFX 2022)
  • Scala (Gustav Almstrom)
  • Slider (randomerz)

audio excellence

  • Dome Keeper (Bippin Bits)
  • Paradise Marsh (LazyEti)
  • South of the Circle (play status)
  • Forest Quartet (Mad & Friends)
  • TUNIC (tunic team)
  • We are OFK (Team OFK)

good design

  • Against the Storm (Eremite Games)
  • Betrayal at Club Low (Cosmo D Studios)
  • Mr. Sun’s Hatbox (Kenny Sun)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Stacklands (Sokpop Collective)
  • Golden Idol Incident (Color Gray Games)

excellent narrative

  • Butterfly Soup 2 (Brianna Rae)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Jump Over the Age)
  • I was a teenage exocolonist (Northway Games)
  • IMMORTALITY (Sam Barlow, Half-Mermaid)
  • NORCO (robot geography)
  • South of the Circle (play status)

excellence in visual arts

  • Afterglitch (Vladimir Kudelka)
  • How deep is Dark Water? (Let Tsai)
  • Poteonomics (greedy game)
  • RPG Time: Legend of Light (Deskworks Co., Ltd.)
  • To Hell With the Ugly (La Poule Noire, ARTE France)
  • TUNIC (tunic team)

Nouveau Prize

  • Afterglitch (Vladimir Kudelka)
  • Scream (Quinn K.)
  • Betrayal at Club Low (Cosmo D Studios)
  • He F**ked The Girl Out Of Me (Taylor McCue)
  • Queer man looking into rock pool.jpg (Fuzzy Ghost)
  • Sylvie Rhyme (Love Game)
  • Time Bandit (Joel Jordan)
  • Titanic II: Orchestra to Die at Sea (Fran Farach)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  • Betrayal at Club Low (Cosmo D Studios)
  • TUNIC (tunic team)
  • Golden Idol Incident (Color Gray Games)
  • IMMORTALITY (Sam Barlow, Half-Mermaid)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Non-broadcast (NotGames)

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and UK news editor. He talks about witchers all day long.

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