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Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike.

Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

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Yesterday, the Independent Games Festival awards took place at GDC 2017 in San Francisco, finally revealing the winners after first being announced just under two months ago. The categories were divided into Best Student Game, Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Visual Art, the Nuovo Award, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

Congratulations to all the winners, and to all those whose games were selected to be featured in this year’s competition!

Best Student Game

Un Pas Fragile

PAF Team


Excellence in Audio

GoNNER

Art in Heart


Excellence in Design

Quadrilateral Cowboy

Blendo Games


Excellence in Narrative

Ladykiller in a Bind

Love Conquers All Games


Excellence in Visual Art

Hyper Light Drifter

Heart Machine


Nuovo Award

Oiκοςpiel

David Kanaga

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Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Quadrilateral Cowboy

Blendo Games


IGF Finalists

IGF Finalists

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GDC is on, check out the games that made the finals.

These Are The 2017 Independent Games Festival Finalists

These Are The 2017 Independent Games Festival Finalists

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The main competition for the 2017 IGF has revealed the final contenders.

Editors Choice - Indie of the Year 2016

Editors Choice - Indie of the Year 2016

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Welcome to the 2016 Award Presentation, while the old computer crunches the votes, we highlight our favourites from the year.

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AER Mod Development Kit v20211128

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The AER MDK is a starter template for creating new modifications (mods) for the Linux version of the game Hyper Light Drifter (HLD) using the Action-Event-Response...

AER Mod Development Kit v20211126

AER Mod Development Kit v20211126

AER Modding Framework SDK

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adam249
adam249

hi, can some one help me how to mod the game ?
i just want to change the health icons in the game that is all

thank you

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PiGuy
PiGuy

Hey Heart Machine!
Just wondering, do you know of an approximate release date? I've been waiting for this game a long time :D... looks uber-epic!
Keep up the awesome work! ;)

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BakoomWak
BakoomWak

Awesome music! Animations are great

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