Final night time was the IGF and GDC Awards, a twin billing of awards exhibits that goals to have a good time indies (on the Unbiased Video games Competition Awards) and blockbusters (on the Sport Builders’ Alternative Awards).
The IGF portion was hosted by Victoria Tran, group director at Amongst Us studio Innersloth, and the GDCA portion was hosted by Sam Maggs, beforehand head author for Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside and co-founder of latest studio Delicate Lock.
Within the IGF classes, Umurangi Technology — a pictures recreation within the vein of Pokémon Snap, however a couple of dystopian Aotearoa police state and impending doom — gained massive, scooping each the Excellence in Narrative prize and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
Genesis Noir additionally took house two awards: Excellence in Visible Artwork and Excellence in Audio, whereas black-and-white puzzle journey recreation Arrog gained the Viewers Award. All the video games talked about thus far are on Swap! Hooray!
As for the non-Swap winners, we’ve got voxel demolition simulation recreation Teardown successful Excellence in Design, surreal browser/social media fantasy sports activities recreation Blaseball successful the Nuovo Award (which is given to video games that make the judges “suppose in another way about video games”; it was once referred to as the Innovation Award) and spooky house journey recreation Vessels successful Finest Pupil Sport.
Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists, and honourable mentions!