With over 600 titles submitted for a verity of categories, the Independent Games Festival has announced the 35 finalists for their 2018 award ceremony.

Among the highlights from the nominees, Cuphead has been nominated for both Excellence in Visual Art and Excellence in Audio but only made the honorable mention list for the Seumas McNally Award. Night in the Woods on the other had has been nominated for three awards including the Seumas McNally Award.

The nominees for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize are Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, Night in the Woods, West of Loathing, Into the Breach, Heat Signature, and Baba is You. The honorable mentions are Tacoma, Rain World, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator, Cosmic Top Secret, Hollow Knight, Cuphead, and Everything Is Going to Be OK.

The nominees for the Nuovo Award are Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, Tarotica Voo Doo, 10 Mississippi, A Mortician’s Tale, Cosmic Top Secret, Everything Is Going to Be OK, Baba Is You, and Kids. The honorable mentions are Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, IO Interloper, The Norwood Suite, Cheap Golf, Witchball, and Million Onion Hotel.

The other nominees for are as followed:

Excellence in Visual Art
Night in the Woods
The Gardens Between

Excellence in Audio
Tormentor X Punisher
Rain World
Uurnog Uurnlimited

Excellence in Design
Into the Breach
Shenzhen I/O
Wilmot’s Warehouse
Baba Is You
Uurnog Uurnlimited
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

Excellence in Narrative
Attentat 1942
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Night in the Woods
Butterfly Soup
Tooth and Tail

Best Student Game
IO Interloper 
Don’t Make Love
Penny Blue Finds a Clue
We Were Here
Baba Is You
Guardian of the Gears

The 2018 Independent Games Festival Awards will take place alongside the Game Developers Choice Awards on March 21st at the Moscone Convention Center during the Game Developers Conference. The award is open to anyone who has a GDC pass and the event will be live streamed.

8Bit/Digi will be at the 2018 Independent Games Festival Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. You could also check out our coverage from last years award show.


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