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Kate Gray Kate Gray Jan 06, 2019. 13 comments

Independent Games Festival 2019 Finalists Announced, Return Of The Obra Dinn Leads The Pack

Independent Games Festival 2019 Finalists Announced, Return Of The Obra Dinn Leads The Pack

The Independent Games Festival, known as the IGF, has announced its finalists for 2019's awards show, which will be held at the Game Developers’ Conference on March 20.

Sweeping the nominations this year is piratical murder-mystery-and-insurance-inspection adventure game, Return of the Obra Dinn, the newest game from Papers Please developer, Lucas Pope. With five nominations in total, it seems...

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Ethan Gach Ethan Gach Dec 07, 2018. 24 comments

God of War Wins Game Of The Year At The 2018 Game Awards

God of War Wins Game Of The Year At The 2018 Game Awards

God of War is the 2018 Game Awards’ Game of the Year, beating out stiff competition from games both big and small including Red Dead Redemption 2 and Celeste. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Spider-Man, and Monster Hunter: World also came up short in the category, though a few of them picked up honors elsewhere during the night.

“You guys, the fans around the world, together we all dream big dreams...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 17, 2017. 8 comments

Judging MomoCon's Indie Games Competition

Judging MomoCon's Indie Games Competition

Each year Atlanta-area anime and gaming convention MomoCon selects five independently developed video games to honor in its Indie Games awards, and each year I help pick the winners. Here’s how games like The Banner Saga 2 and Talent Not Included made it into the top five this year.

MomoCon (“momo” is “peach” in Japanese, Georgia is the peach state) has been running its game competition since...

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Cecilia D'Anastasio Cecilia D'Anastasio Aug 17, 2017. 22 comments

Overwatch Wins Game Of The Year At The DICE Awards, Surprising No One

<i>Overwatch</i> Wins Game Of The Year At The DICE Awards, Surprising No One

Overwatch took home peer-based voting panel DICE’s “Game of the Year” award in a move that was never going to go any other way. Also the Game Awards’ Game of the Year, Overwatch made a clean sweep of 2016 awards cycle.

In DICE’s 20th year, only three games won multiple categories: Overwatch, Inside and Uncharted 4.

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Game of the YearOutstanding Achievement in Game DesignOutstanding...

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