IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games, has just announced the winners of its yearly round of prizes. Free drone-pilot life sim Unmanned - it's more riveting than it sounds - bagged the Grand Jury Award top prize, while celebrated Half-Life 2 mod The Stanley Parable won the Special Recognition award, presumably while narrating its own acceptance speech. We've included the full list of winners below.
The awards were judged by a panel including Braid creator Jonathan Blow, thatgamecompany co-founder Kellee Santiago, and J. Stewart Burns, a producer/writer on Futurama and The Simpsons. Speaking of the winners, Santiago says on the IndieCade website that "These finalists showcase true artistry in game development, combining a wide array of both artistic and technical skills, ranging from art direction, to interface and interaction design, to computer programming and sometimes hardware hacking, to sound design and interactive musical composition, to writing, to the mysterious alchemy of 'game design'." We can only presume that Mr. Burns responded by saying "Excellent" in a sinister voice.