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The innovative perspective-shifting platformer Fez won the grand prize of $30,000 at the 14th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), hosted by GDC. Fez is the upcoming indie game that has everything you could ask for: great visuals, music, and of course, design. According to our Indie game expert Rob Manuel, "Fez represents not only what makes an indie game great, but also what makes gaming great."
Other winners included developer Daniel Benmergui for his work on the comic strip-based game Storyteller. He won the Nuovo Award, given to developers who advance the medium and way we think about games, and a $5,000 cash prize. Storyteller lets players drop characters into story panels, and the characters will react according to their personality traits. Neat!
You can find the full list of winners after the break.
Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($30,000)
Fez, by Polytron
Nuovo Award ($5,000)
Storyteller, by Daniel Benmergui
Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000)
Dear Esther, by thechineseroom
Technical Excellence ($3,000)
Antichamber, by Demruth
Excellence in Design ($3,000)
Spelunky, by Mossmouth
Excellence in Audio ($3,000)
Botanicula, by Amanita Design
Best Mobile Game ($3,000)
Beat Sneak Bandit, by Simogo
Audience Award ($3,000)
Frozen Synapse, by Mode 7 Games
Best Student Game ($3,000)
Way, by CMU Entertainment Technology Center/Coco & Co
What do you think of the winners of the 2012 IGF? Does this mean that Fez will actually be coming out now?