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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Nominees have been announced for the 20th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards, one of the largest game award programs for strictly independent titles.

Out of the 7 categories with considerations, Return of the Obra Dinn from Lucas Pope, the mind behind 2013's critically acclaimed Papers, Please, is nominated in four (4) categories. Other significant showings include Noita, Hypnospace Outlaw, and Do Not Feed The Monkeys all with three (3) nominations each.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony held during the Game Developer Conference in San Fransico, CA on March 20, 2019. Some nominees may not yet be publicly available due to the juried submission process.

Fans can make and track predictions at before each precursor award and as the live debate finale gets closer.


“War of Awards” is a campaign designed to engage the entire gaming population in the elite horse race of video game awards season, culminating in the live “War of Awards” rally where supporters anoint the best of the season’s winners.

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