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2021 BIG Festival Independent Game Awards Announced

During the Brazil’s Independent Games Festival, deemed the largest independent games festival in Latin America, the festival organizers have announced the winners of the 2021 BIG Festival Independent Game awards.

From 100 finalists, after being examined by 50 game industry pros, the winners were selected and announced. Check out the winners for each category as follows:

  • BIG Festival People’s Choice: Gravitational from Electric Monkeys (Brazil)
  • Best Game: Curious Expedition 2 from Maschinen-Mensch (Germany) 
  • Best Game: Latin America: Per Aspera from Tlön Industries (Argentina)
  • Best Game: Brazil: Retro Machina from Orbit Studio (Brazil)
  • Innovation Award: Genesis Noir from Feral Cat Den (USA)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Hypercharge: Unboxed from Digital Cybercherries (UK)
  • Best Mobile Game: HoloVista from Aconite Co. (USA)
  • BIG Impact: Diversity: Arrog from Hermanos Magia and Leap Game Studios (Peru)
  • BIG Impact: Educational: Please, Touch the Artwork from Studio Waterzooi (Belgium)
  • BIG Impact: Social Matters: Svoboda 1945: Liberation from Charles Games (Czech Republic)
  • Best Audio: Genesis Noir from Feral Cat Den (USA)
  • Best XR/VR Game: A Rogue Escape from Spare Parts Oasis (Italy) 
  • Best Game for Kids: Vamos Brincar de Cozinhar from Akom Studio (Brasil)
  • BIG Brands: Cartoon Network Golf Stars from Avix Games (Argentina)
  • Best Student Game: Symphonia from ISART DIGITAL (France)
  • Best Art: Liberated from Atomic Wolf (Poland)
  • Best Narrative: Lost Ember from Mooneye Studios (Germany) 
  • Best Gameplay: Not for Broadcast from NotGames (UK)
  • Xsolla’s Special Award: Figment 2: Creed Valley from Bedtime Digital Games (Denmark) 
  • GameJam+ 2020 Award: Do Not Disturb from Hollow Harpy (Brazil)

If you’d like to revisit some of the talks, stop by the BIG Festival YouTube page (in Portuguese). To check out some of the games, including the festival’s nominees and winners, visit BIG’s games pavilion.

To keep tabs on news and updates from the BIG Festival, visit the official website here: or on social media, with Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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