Best of the Independent Games Festival 2009

Machinarium concept art (2009), courtesy Amanita Design

Tuesday 8 December 2009 - Sunday 14 February 2010
Open daily 10am - 6pm > Gallery 2
Free admission

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Play brilliant new games for free, as the Best of the Independent Games Festival returns to ACMI. Dubbed the 'Sundance of the game world', the IGF has previously featured the groundbreaking games Braid, Everyday Shooter, Drawinia, and Cloud, and premiered smash hits De Blob and Portal.

Established in 1998 in San Francisco by CMP media (now Think Services), the annual festival encourages innovation in game development and recognises the best work of indie designers.

2009 games include:

Blueberry Garden, Erik Svedäng, Sweden. Winner - Seumas McnNally Grand Prize.
Machinarium, Amanita Design, Czech Republic. Winner - Excellence in Visual Art.
Brainpipe, Digital Eel, USA. Winner - Excellence in Audio.
Musaic Box, KranX Productions, Ukraine. Winner - Excellence in Design.
Cortex Command, Data Realms, USA. Winner - Technical Excellence.
Osmos, Hemisphere Games, Canada. Winner - D2D Vision Award.
PixelJunk Eden, Q-Games, Japan. Nominated - Excellence in Visual Art.
The Graveyard, Tale of Tales, Belgium. Nominated - Excellence in Visual Art.
Night Sky, Nicalis, USA. Nominated - Seumus McNally Grand Prize.
Eufloria, Omni Systems, UK. Nominated - Seumus McNally Grand Prize; D2D Vision Award

Find out more about the games and their designers via the Freeplay website

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