Her Story Nabs Top Honors at the Independent Games Festival Awards

The 2016 Independent Games Festival awards were held last night at GDC, hosted by Nathan Vella of Capybara games, and the top honors ended up going to Her Story, one of the frontrunners. The acclaimed FMV game took home the Seumas McNally Grand Prize of $30,000, beating out some fierce competition to do so. In addition, the game also won the award for Excellence in Narrative, which came with an additional $3,000 prize.

Of course, Her Story wasn’t the only game to get recognized by the IGF. Additional winners this year included Oxenfree (Excellence in Visual Art), Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes (Excellence in Design), Mini Metro (Excellence in Audio), Cibele (Nuovo Award), Beglitched (Best Student Game), and Undertale (Audience Award), each also netting $3,000 along with their awards (except for Cibele, as the Nuovo Award came with $5,000 instead). In addition, the female game development summer camp Girls Make Games won a special Rising Star Award sponsored by ID@Xbox.

Needless to say, all of the winners have created some amazing work, and should be applauded. Now to scour the indie scene for 2017’s potential nominees…