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Tunic and Betrayal at Club Low tie for IGF 2023 nominations

With three nominations each, the two titles are also up for the festival's Seumas McNally Grand Prize

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Game Developers Conference organizers Informa Tech has unveiled the finalists for this year's Independent Games Festival.

Tunic Team's Tunic and Cosmo D Studios' Betrayal at Club Low are leading with three nominations each. Both titles are among the nominees for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

The full 2023 finalists for the Independent Games Festival for each category are below:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize
  • Betrayal at Club Low (Cosmo D Studios)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team)
  • The Case of the Golden Idol (Color Gray Games)
  • Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Not For Broadcast (NotGames)
Best Student Game
  • Gevaudan (Nicolas Bernard)
  • Mind Diver (Indoor Sunglasses)
  • Presenter Slides (Mathias Schifter & Brin Žvan)
  • Shutter (ARTFX 2022)
  • Skala (Gustav Almström)
  • Slider (randomerz)
Excellence in Audio
  • Dome Keeper (Bippinbits)
  • Paradise Marsh (LazyEti)
  • South of the Circle (State of Play)
  • The Forest Quartet (Mads & Friends)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team)
  • We are OFK (Team OFK)
Excellence in Design
  • Against the Storm (Eremite Games)
  • Betrayal at Club Low (Cosmo D Studios)
  • Mr. Sun's Hatbox (Kenny Sun)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Stacklands (Sokpop Collective)
  • The Case of the Golden Idol (Color Gray Games)
Excellence in Narrative
  • Butterfly Soup 2 (Brianna Lei)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Jump Over the Age)
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (Northway Games)
  • Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid)
  • Norco (Geography of Robots)
  • South of the Circle (State of Play)
Excellence in Visual Arts
  • Afterglitch (Vladimir Kudelka)
  • How Deep Is the Dark Water? (Rhett Tsai)
  • Potionomics (Voracious Games)
  • RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (DeskWorks Inc.)
  • To Hell With the Ugly (La Poule Noire, ARTE France)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team)
Nuovo Award
  • Afterglitch (Vladimir Kudelka)
  • An Outcry (Quinn K.)
  • Betrayal at Club Low (Cosmo D Studios)
  • He Fucked The Girl Out Of Me (Taylor McCue)
  • Queer Man Peering Into a Rock Pool.jpg (Fuzzy Ghost)
  • Sylvie Lime (LoveGame)
  • Time Bandit (Joel Jordon)
  • Titanic II: Orchestra for Dying At Sea (Flan Falacci)

The award show will take place in person during this year's GDC at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center from March 20 to March 24.

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