Finalists Revealed for the 21st Annual Independent Games Festival at GDC 2019

Today, the Independent Games Festival (IGF) announced the finalists for its 21st annual awards ceremony at the Game Developers Conference 2019 (GDC). The ceremony will be hosted by Meg Jayanth, the award-winning writer of 80 Days, the acclaimed globetrotting interactive storytelling game and former IGF Award winner for best for Excellence in Narrative.

Among the esteemed award nominees are several that have received nominations in multiple categories, including Return of the Obra Dinn, the innovative and uniquely stylized murder mystery from Lucas Pope. The title was nominated as a finalist for the highly esteemed Seamus McNally award and earned nominations in multiple categories, including Excellence in Audio, Design, Visuals and Narrative. Other notable titles receiving multiple nominations include Paratopic, Noita, and Do Not Feed The Monkeys, which are nominated for the Nuovo Award. Alto’s Odyssey and Hypnospace Outlaw are also nominated for Excellence in Audio and Visual Arts.

The full list of award finalists and honorable mentions can be seen in the full press release below. For more information on GDC 2019, please visit

Updated: January 5, 2019 — 7:54 am