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IGF Winners for 2014

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 21, 2014

I’m sad to say I haven’t played any of the IGF winners this year. I’ve definitely heard many of their names quite a bit – Risk of Rain, The Stanley Parable, and Papers, Please have kinda been everywhere over the last few months. I suddenly feel so out-of-touch.

Or maybe I’m just channeling my inner hipster, and avoiding those games that are already ‘cool’ or something…

Papers, Please takes the grand prize at 16th annual IGF Awards

Congratulations to all the winners (and finalists).

Filed Under: Indie Evangelism - Comments: 4 Comments to Read

  • LateWhiteRabbit said,

    “Papers, Please” definitely deserves every award it gets. I’m hard pressed to remember another game that keeps popping up in my thoughts all the time, even months after playing it. “Papers, Please” taught me an unforgettable moral and engaged my thoughts through it’s game mechanics.

    “Papers, Please” is the game I hold up when people ask if games can be art.

    Play this game, Jay. You can get through the entire things in a few hours, but it will stay with you forever.

  • Cuthalion said,

    I’ve never played it, but what I’ve heard about it makes me glad it won.

  • Silemess said,

    I haven’t played Risk of Rain.

    I played The Stanley Parable, and while I enjoyed it, I don’t know it’s one I’d go back to after I finished exploring most (or all) of it’s content… case in point, I still haven’t gone back to explore at least half the branches, but it is on my mind to do so.

    Papers Please, is good. Play it. It’s a game that serves as a memory device, a moral story, art and yet it still stays as a game.

  • Xian said,

    Just picked up Papers Please. It went on sale on Steam the day after you posted this, still on sale until Monday. I haven’t got a chance to try it yet, just throwing another log on the backlog.