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Best of the Independent Games Festival 2012


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27 Mar – 8 Jul 2012

Hot on the heels of the 2011 exhibition and direct from the 2012 IGF in San Francisco, a fresh batch of the world's best independent games arrived at ACMI.

Dubbed the "Sundance of the game world", the annual Independent Games Festival encouraged innovation in game development and recognised the best work of indie designers from all around the world.

ACMI presented 14 brand-new international award winners that expanded our expectations of what a video game can be, from the fast-paced 2D platformer Dustforce,  to the puzzle filled Lume,  and the latest trends in touch screen gaming.

2012 games include: 

  • Botanicula, Amanita Designs
  • Dear Esther, Thechineseroom
  • Dustforce, Hitbox Team
  • Fez, Polytron 
  • Frozen Synapse, Mode 7
  • Proun, Joost van Dongen
  • Spelunky, Mossmouth
  • To The Moon, Freebird Games
  • Lume, State of Play
  • Proteus, Ed Key

Featured mobile games: 

  • ASYNC Corp, Powerhead Games
  • Beat Sneak Bandit, Simogo Games
  • Fingle, Game Oven Studio
  • Temple Run, Imangi Studio