With IND13 now in its second year the Indie Gaming magazine wanted to give recognition to games that have stood out from the crowd in the last year. To serve this purpose IND13 has launched the IND13 Awards, announcing the Winners and Shortlist today.
The team would like to congratulate the Winners on being integral to a vibrant Indie scene and creating great Indie games. IND13 is all about Indie Gaming and getting cool Indie games lots of attention.
Harry Cole, Publisher, IND13: “We’d like to congratulate all the Winners and Shortlisted entries. The titles we put forward are vital to the Indie scene and the wider industry. It’s great to give them the recognition they deserve.”
Shortlist and Winners
PC Game – What IND13 see as the biggest and best Indie games on PC in the past year
Shortlist: Slain, I am Bread, Verdun, Mushroom 11, Elite Dangerous and Verdun.
Winner: Big Pharma
“IND13 has chosen Big Pharma because it is unique, clever, funny and truly Indie, we also think it’s going to be huge in the future.” Harry Cole, Publisher, IND13.
Mobile Game – What IND13 see as the biggest and best Indie game on Mobile devices in the past year
Shortlist: Jelly Jump, One More Line, Monument Valley, Bounden and 80 Days.
“As a big fan of activity dancing ‘Strictly’, I appreciate Bounden and getting people out of their potato chair and into moving around again. You are the controller indeed.” Richard Hoffmann, Editor-In-Chief, IND13.
Indie Studio – The Indie studios that IND13 recognise as being a huge asset to the Indie gaming scene.
Shortlist: Supergiant Games, 11 bit studios.
Winner: Wolfbrew Games.
“There are not enough superlatives to describe the work that Wolfbrew has done this year, specifically with Slain! From artistic endeavour to development, these guys rock (in a gaming sense of course)”. Lee Smith, Creative Director, IND13
Break out title – A studio or game that has burst onto the scene
Shortlist: Ru Pauls Drag Racing, 39 Steps To Mars, Back To Bed, Mushroom 11 and Fist Of Jesus
“Skater is one of those rarities in the games world; something which can take a well-tred genre and turn it into a fresh, new, and revitalised game which redefines skating games from now…” Lee Smith, Creative Director, IND13
Indie Hero – A person we think should be rewarded for services to Indie Games
Winner Sam Barlow: Her Story
“Pushing the boundaries of ‘what is a game?’ with Her Story and developing narratives that change the way games are played. This year we take our hats off to Sam.” Harry Cole, Publisher, IND13.