The Independent Games Festival is a gathering of some of the finest minds in the fertile industry that exist outside the big games publishers. Several hits have come out of the sector over the past year, including World of Goo, Multiwinia, Braid and Tag: The Power of Paint.
The latter of that list, Tag, won the Student award, beating out 145 other entrants. Machinarium won the Excellent in Visual Art prize, and the Grand Prize went to exploration-based Blueberry Garden. Here’s the full list of winners:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize: Blueberry Garden, by Erik Svedang
Innovation (Nuovo) Award: Between, by Jason Rohrer
Excellence in Visual Art: Machinarium, by Amanita Design
Excellence in Audio: BrainPipe, by Digital Eel
Technical Excellence: Cortex Command, by Data Realms
Excellence in Design: Musaic Box, by KranX Productions
Best Student Game: Tag: The Power of Paint, by DigiPen Institute of Technology
Audience Award: Cortex Command, by Data Realms
D2D Vision Award: Osmos, by Hemisphere Games
Each winner walks away with $2,500, with the grand prize winner pocketing $20,000. If you’d like to play any of them, then this week only, Steam is offering discounts of between 10% and 33% off all its independent games.