The nominees for the 20th annual Independent Games Festival Awards have been announced. All nominees list below.

The nominees for the 20th annual Independent Games Festival Awards have been announced.

The winners will be revealed on 20th March, 2019, alongside the Game Developers Choice Awards. Meg Jayanth, writer of 80 Days, will host the ceremony.

Puzzle mystery sensation Return of the Obra Dinn leads the way with 5 nominations. Nor far behind are Do Not Feed the Monkeys, Noita, and Hypnospace Outlaw with 3 nominations each.

Here are the nominees for the 20th annual Independent Games Festival Awards:

 

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  • Minit
  • Opus Magnum
  • Noita
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys

Excellence in Visual Art

  • Forgotton Anne
  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Mirror Drop
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Excellence in Audio

  • ETHEREAL
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Moss
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Paratopic

Excellence in Design

  • What the Golf?
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys
  • Noita
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Dicey Dungeons
  • Opus Magnum

Excellence in Narrative

  • Wandersong
  • Genital Jousting
  • Unavowed
  • Seers Isle
  • Watch Me Jump
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Nuovo Award

  • Circle0
  • eCheese Zone
  • Noita
  • Mirror Drop
  • Black Room
  • Paratopic
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys
  • Nth Dimension[al] Hiking

Best Student Game

  • It’s Paper Guy!
  • Grace Bruxner Presents: The Haunted Island, a Frog Detective Game
  • After HOURS
  • En Garde!
  • levedad
  • Sole