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Road to the IGF: Lucas Pope's Return of the Obra Dinn 2
by Joel Couture [03.15.19]
Return of the Obra Dinn sets the player free on a dead ship heavy with mysteries, asking them to unravel a massive snarl of events and clues to reveal what happened to this lost crew.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Triband's WHAT THE GOLF?  
by Joel Couture [03.14.19]
WHAT THE GOLF? is a golf game for people who hate golf (but love surprises). Just when players think they'll be hitting a ball, they'll hit houses, cars, and far more absurd things.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Nolla Games' Noita  
by Joel Couture [03.13.19]
Noita simulates every pixel of its world, allowing players to break walls, set fire to oil, melt ice, and generally change the environments around them as they explore procedural places.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Cavanagh, Houston, & Dobbe's Dicey Dungeons  
by Joel Couture [03.11.19]
Dicey Dungeons is roguelike RPG that places your fate in the roll of a die. However, with each class and ability, you can attempt to shape what happens with each roll.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Fictiorama Studios' Do Not Feed the Monkeys  
by Joel Couture [03.08.19]
Do Not Feed the Monkeys puts players in charge of multiple camera feeds looking in on the private lives of various people, but asks them not to mess with their lives. Will they resist, though?
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Calis, Nijman, Kallio, and Johann's Minit  
by Joel Couture [03.06.19]
Minit takes a grand adventure across a sprawling world and breaks it into one-minute chunks, having players find secrets, defeat bosses, and delve through dungeons on a tight time limit.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: En Garde! Team's En Garde!  
by Joel Couture [03.04.19]
En Garde! is a game of swashbuckling swordplay, tasking players with using environments, acrobatics, and taunts, as well as their blade, to overcome hordes of enemies in chaotic melees.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Seemingly Pointless' eCheese Zone  
by Joel Couture [03.01.19]
eCheese Zone will have players playing some totally tubular eCheese-Brand minigames. So long as they don't accidentally break one of the game's rules and get locked out for an hour. Nice! 
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Paper Team's It's Paper Guy!  
by Joel Couture [02.27.19]
It's Paper Guy! takes the player to a cute paper world, encouraging them to cut whatever the see as they explore.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Arbitrary Metric's Paratopic 1
by Joel Couture [02.25.19]
Paratopic is an experience in shifting narrative and sound -- a tale filled with looming dread and mistrust in reality as the player explores three threads that connect in a nightmare world. 
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Cassie McQuater's Black Room  
by Joel Couture [02.22.19]
Black Room takes the player on an insomnia-fueled journey of tabs and dream-like internet places, following female game characters as they explore new narratives in a shifting, fragile HTML world.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Zachariah Chandler's Nth Dimension[al] Hiking  
by Joel Couture [02.20.19]
Nth Dimension[al] Hiking explores places you're not supposed to be, leaving players to explore and wander them as they seek the hidden truths buried within seemingly dead ends.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Zachtronics' Opus Magnum  
by Joel Couture [02.18.19]
Opus Magnum has players creating machines for developing potions and poisons, tinkering with parts and mechanisms to refine perfect alchemical devices.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Khan, Meekel, Flusk, and Meekel's after HOURS  
by Joel Couture [02.15.19]
after HOURS has players sharing a tiny space with Lilith, a young woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder due to childhood molestation.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Polyarc's Moss  
by Joel Couture [02.14.19]
In Moss, a little mouse sets off on a grand VR adventure, the player alongside her, using their shared abilities to solve puzzles and overcome monsters that they couldn't tackle alone. 
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Wadjet Eye Games' Unavowed  
by Joel Couture [02.12.19]
Unavowed sees the player returning to their life after being possessed by a demon, and follows their decisions as they face a greater imminent darkness.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Berzerk Studio's Just Shapes & Beats  
by Joel Couture [02.11.19]
Just Shapes & Beats is a bullet hell in a music visualizer - and dizzying dance of light, color, and song as players struggle to survive while moving and dodging to the beat.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Tholen, Lasch, Nelson Jr., and Cochran's Hypnospace Outlaw  
by Joel Couture [02.08.19]
Hypnospace Outlaw takes players to the information superhighway of a 90s internet-inspired cyberspace, having them enforce the laws of this digital place or decide to help its online populace.
Indie, Video, IGF

Don't miss these illuminating interviews with the IGF 2019 finalists!  
by Staff [02.07.19]
Gamasutra has published short, interesting interviews with about half of this year's IGF award finalists, so now's a great time to jump in and get caught up on what these innovative devs are up to!
Indie, Programming, Art, Audio, Design, Production, Business/Marketing, GDC, IGF

Road to the IGF: Free Lives' Genital Jousting  
by Joel Couture [02.07.19]
Genital Jousting uses the framework of the mundane lives of anthropomorphized penises to tell a story of toxic masculinity and breaking down harmful socializations.
Indie, Video, IGF