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.
Gorogoa, the IndieCade 2012 winner for visual design, is filled with exquisite hand-drawn illustrations. Crafted entirely by indie developer Jason Roberts, Gorogoa presents sliding tiles showing snippets of various worlds. Connecting or stacking each tile into a grid opens a "window" into the next tile set with startling seamlessness, joining seemingly unrelated sketches into a larger, complete picture. The last time we realized a surreal, cosmic connection exists between everything, our eyes looked like the one in the image above.