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A fox is on a journey through a vast and snowy landscape. Wrapped in a warm coat you may follow him and become a part of his quest. Close is a poetic and atmospheric exploration game about yourself and the other one, about being alone and being together.

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Earlier this week, the Independent Games Festival announced the finalists for the 19th annual award show. This year, over 650 entries were narrowed down to the 30 finalists below, covering categories such as Best Student Game, Best Audio, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Visual Art, the Nuovo Award, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

The IGF awards will take place on the evening March 1 this year, during GDC. The prize pool totals US$50,000, with the winner of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize receiving US$30,000. So, without further ado, we’d like to congratulate each of the finalists and wish them the best of luck in March. Here are the games that made the cut.



Best Student Game

Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

Sundae Month


Lily, Colors of Santa Luz

Isart Digital


Un Pas Fragile

PAF Team


FAR: Lone Sails

Mr Whale's Game Service


Frog Climbers

TeamCrew


Bamboo Heart

Sokpop Collective




Excellence in Audio


The Flame in the Flood

The Molasses Flood


GoNNER

Art in Heart


Virginia

Variable State


Hyper Light Drifter

Heart Machine


Everything

David O’Reilly


Inside

Playdead



Excellence in Design


Imbroglio

Michael Brough


Ultimate Chicken Horse

Clever Endeavour Games


Duskers

Misfits Attic


Overcooked

Ghost Town Games


Event[0]

Ocelot Society


Quadrilateral Cowboy

Blendo Games



Excellence in Narrative


Ladykiller in a Bind

Love Conquers All Games


1979 Revolution: Black Friday

iNK Stories


Virginia

Variable State


Orwell

Osmotic Studios


Event[0]

Ocelot Society


One Night Stand

Kinmoku



Excellence in Visual Art


The Flame in the Flood

The Molasses Flood


Inside

Playdead


Virginia

Variable State


Old Man's Journey

Broken Rules

Image 3


Hyper Light Drifter

Heart Machine


She Remembered Caterpillars

Jumpsuit Entertainment



Nuovo Award


Islands: Non-Places

Carl Burton


Close

Tobias Zarges

Image 3


Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor

Sundae Month


Oiκοςpiel

David Kanaga

Image 4


Everything

David O’Reilly


Virginia

Variable State


Mu Cartographer

Titouan Millet


Lieve Oma

Florian Veltman



Seumas McNally Grand Prize


Inside

Playdead


Stardew Valley

ConcernedApe


Quadrilateral Cowboy

Blendo Games


Event[0]

Ocelot Society


Hyper Light Drifter

Heart Machine


Overcooked

Ghost Town Games

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