The IGF handed out six awards to five different games, for a total of $21,000 in awards.
The $15,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Independent Game of the Year was awarded to New York-based DreamingMedia, for its hallucinatory puzzle game, Bad Milk, which made use live action video and strange swirling montages. DreamingMedia is really just two developers, brothers Ted and Mick Skolnick, who spent a year developing the game in their spare time.
Here's a rundown of all the 2002 IGF winners:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Bad Milk by DreamingMedia (Award: $15,000)
Innovation in Game Design
Insaniquarium by Flying Bear Entertainment ($1000)
Innovation in Visual Arts
Banja Taiyo by Team cHmAn ($1000)
Innovation in Audio
Bad Milk by DreamingMedia ($1000)
Ace of Angels by Flying Rock Enterprises ($1000)
Kung Fu Chess by Shizmoo ($1000)
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