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Frozen Synapse is the ultimate tactical game: you have full control over your strike team, directing their every movement. At the same time, your opponent is plotting to defeat you. Plan your moves, then hit the "Execute" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously.

Bite-size, hardcore strategy: a touch of X-Com and Laser Squad, with a striking sci-fi aesthetic.

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The Independent Games Festival (known on the web as IGF) is in full swing once again in 2012, with this years judges having just posted their picks for the honourable mentions and final placings.

With our end of year events having just wrapped up it is nice to see that our personal selections mirror some of the judges selections Dear Esther, Frozen Synapse, To the Moon and Atom Zombie Smasher making the final cut.

We will keep you notified once the winners have been announced but for now check out all the finalists below.

Excellence In Visual Art

Botanicula (Amanita Design)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Lume (State Of Play Games)
Mirage (Mario von Rickenbach)
Wonderputt (Damp Gnat)

Honorable mentions: Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Dustforce (Hitbox Team); Fader(Chris Makris); Proun (Joost van Dongen); Toren (Swordtales)

Technical Excellence

Antichamber (Demruth)
Fez (Polytron)
Prom Week (Expressive Intelligence Studio, UC Santa Cruz)
Realm of the Mad God (Wild Shadow Studios & Spry Fox)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games); Nitronic Rush (DigiPen Institute of Technology); Reflow (Xymatic); Super T.I.M.E Force (Capy); Tiny and Big - Grandpa's Leftovers (Black Pants)

Excellence In Design

Atom Zombie Smasher (Blendo Games)
English Country Tune (Stephen Lavelle)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Gunpoint (Tom Francis, John Roberts and Fabian van Dommelen)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Faraway (Steph Thirion); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Excellence In Audio

Botanicula (Amanita Design)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Pugs Luv Beats (Lucky Frame)
To The Moon (Freebird Games)
Waking Mars (Tiger Style)

Honorable mentions: Beatbuddy (THREAKS); Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Fez (Polytron); Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Best Mobile Game

ASYNC Corp (Powerhead Games)
Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo)
Faraway (Steph Thirion)
Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
Waking Mars (Tiger Style)

Honorable mentions: Fingle (Game Oven Studios); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); iBlast Moki 2 (Godzilab); Temple Run (Imangi Studios); Tentacles (Press Play ApS)

Nuovo Award

[Designed 'to honor abstract, shortform, and unconventional game development'.]

At a Distance
(Terry Cavanagh)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Fingle (Game Oven Studios)
GIRP (Bennett Foddy)
Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Storyteller (Daniel Benmergui)
Way (CoCo & Co.)

Honorable mentions: Deep Sea (WRAUGHK); Four Letter Word (Terry Cavanagh);GlitchHiker (Aardbever); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); POP (Rob Lach)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Fez (Polytron)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Antichamber (Demruth); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Source: Igf.com

Frozen Synapse Wins Two IndieVisibility Awards!

Frozen Synapse Wins Two IndieVisibility Awards!

4 years ago News 1 comment

We take home Indiegames.com Strategy GOTY and RockPaperShotgun's Best Glowy Lines Award!

Frozen Synapse - iPad UI Part 2

Frozen Synapse - iPad UI Part 2

4 years ago News 0 comments

We start kicking some ideas around about the iPad UI...

Touch and Go - Frozen Synapse iPad Devblog

Touch and Go - Frozen Synapse iPad Devblog

4 years ago News 3 comments

An inside look at the early days of Frozen Synapse iPad development...

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!

4 years ago News 56 comments

Frozen Synapse available on Humble Bundle! Along with Frozenbyte bundle if you pay more than the average.

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Frozen Synapse Demo

Frozen Synapse Demo

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You've patched in to the enemy's security system: get ready to make your plan. Frozen Synapse is the ultimate strategy game: you have full control over...

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vollbio Sep 3 2012 says:

A Demo for Linux machines would be nice... :-/

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faceless666 Aug 9 2012 says:

Hi, I bought Frozen Synapse (but not through desura). Anyway I use Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and I can't get pass the tutorial. There seems to be some problem when I drag a waypoint, the lines just get broken and I can't progress. How can I solve this?
Thanks in advance

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faceless666 Aug 10 2012 replied:

By the way, I'm using Amd propertary drivers

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BluePotato Jul 15 2012 says:

A question: when you buy Frozen Synapse Complete Pack do you get two copies of the Red DLC? Please answer within 15 hours ;-)

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acesim Jul 15 2012 replied:

asked my friend because i sent him a copy today. he said no

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RaverX3X Jul 6 2012 says:

For Unbuntu 12.04 lts users
To get sound back in the game

find . -iname 'libopenal.so.1'

Has to be ran from terminal and at / directory

If you cannot find it at all on system
sudo apt-get install libopena10a

then run this command
ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libopenal.so.1 /home/YOUR USER NAME/FrozenSynapse/lib/libopenal.so

that will fix the audio issue

if that doesnt work run this

sudo su apt-get install libopenal-dev

both of those will get you the requiredlibs for audio ENJOY

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Riboshom Jul 7 2012 replied:

I'd rather recommand :
locate libopenal.so.1 | grep /usr/lib

and if that line returs something, go ahead and type this :
ln -s `locate libopenal.so.1 | grep /usr/lib | head -1` /home/$USER/FrozenSynapse/lib/libopenal.so

Otherwise, install the package:
sudo apt-get install libopenal-dev

Little corrections that make it easier, faster, and more automagic.

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RaverX3X Jul 8 2012 replied:

the issuewith that is libopenal1.so.1 is no longerlocated in the libfolder on a new install or upgrade its been moved to the i386and x64 respective directories u cant of course use the 64 bit version of that lib so i linked the default 32 bit location..Even if you were to do a fresh install of the libopen files it will no longer install to lib folder unless u unpacked it yourself..
The issue people were having with it even tho they linked the library from the lib folder to the frozensnydicate folder waas the fact it wasnt there so u just make a broken link.

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Riboshom Jul 7 2012 replied:

PS (can't edit) : This may not work depending on where you installed desura. If so, just change /home/$USER/stuff by the path of your desura folder followed by "common/frozen-synapse".

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RaverX3X Jul 15 2012 replied:

your right thanks for catching that lol... I got mine though them directly so i had it installed before Desura for linux.

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Thats amazing! Very important tactical game! I like it! But i purchased in a bundle version and i cannot have a CD-key to play online, and the developers dont responding...

Apr 27 2012 by doncortio

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