Independent Games Festival

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Inscryption wins the IGF Grand Prize and GDC Game Of The Year Award 2022

Last night, RPS’ Bestest Best game of 2021 Inscryption won the Seumus McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival Awards, confirming that once again, we are correct about everything. If that wasn’t enough, though, an hour later, Inscryption then won the Game Of The Year award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. It’s the first time a game has ever won both awards in the same year, which is a stonking achievement. Clearly, our Advent Calendar made some pretty big waves this year. Just saying. Read more

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IGF’s 2021 nominees announced, mostly correct

Videogame awards are good for three things: they encourage people to continue creating new work; they direct attention towards particular pebbles among the otherwise amorphous landslide of new game releases; and they give bystanders like me something of mercifully little consequence to gripe about when nominations don’t align with our personal tastes. I’m sad to report that the Independent Games Festival has delivered only two out of three in 2021. The nominations for this year’s IGF Awards were announced yesterday, but they have left me little to gripe about. Read more