Cheats and Walkthroughs
The Fantastic Arcade Awards were handed out in Austin, Texas last night and Phil Fish from Polytron and Fez took home two awards (along with a copy of The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection), while a smattering of others were awarded everything from the "Mandelbrot Award" to the "Most Punished For Lack of Ninjas Award."
Fantastic Arcade, now in it's second year, benefits from hosting both big name games like Starhawk from Austin's own LightBox Interactive, to middle-tier PSN titles like Journey, Closure, and Retro/Grade, and continues the run of the spectrum down to indie titles like Jesus vs. Dinosaurs and Owlboy.
What was equally as impressive as the games were the awards themselves, ranging from the personal Nintendo Power Glove of Fantastic Fest / Alamo Drafthouse head honcho Tim League himself, to a giant glass boot full of Shiner Bock beer, to a special Fez award cobbled together from Legos. Check out the full list of winners after the break, and stay tuned for more from Fantastic Arcade.
AUSTIN, TX – September 25, 2011 – Fantastic Arcade, the second annual showcase of independent games from the organizers of Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest, the world’s largest genre film festival, wrapped the four-day event tonight with the Fantastic Arcade Awards Party: Starcade. Fantastic Arcade featured eight Spotlight indie games in the juried competition, each housed in retro-arcade style cabinets and available to the general public for play. These eight titles, along with thirteen additional showcased indie games, were culled from more than 100 submissions.
The following is the full list of indie games awards and winners presented:
- Audience Choice Award: Fez by Polytron
- Most Punished for Lack of Ninjas Award: Radical Fishing by Vlambeer
- The Bionic Commando Award for Grappling Hook Excellence Award: Capsized by AlienTrap
- The "You got 2D in my 3D, or maybe 3D in my 2D" Award: Fez by Polytron
- The Most Recent Use of Japanese Tradition by Westerners Award: Skulls of the Shogun by Haunted Temple Studios
“Fantastic Arcade fuses the world of genre film with the burgeoning indie game community,”said Mike Plante, Arcade Artistic Director. “Each Fantastic Arcade Spotlight game proved to be compelling, fun, accessible and a blast to play. In fact, the audience reached new record levels of thumb blisters!”
Video game industry luminaries Brandon Boyer, Mike Plante and Eddo Stern curated the 2011 Fantastic Arcade. Panel discussions, developer talks and game tournaments were held each day of the festival at The Highball in Austin, Texas.