MomoCon Indie Game Awards Finalists Announced

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MomoCon Indie Game Awards Finalists Announced

Winners will be announced during MomoCon 2015 in Atlanta, GA.



Going on its eleventh year, MomoCon [http://www.momocon.com/] is one of the largest conventions in the southeast and is geared toward enthusiasts of video games, animation, cosplay, comics, and tabletop games. Just one of MomoCon's many attractions include the MomoCon Indie Game Awards, highlighting exceptional indie games and indie game developers.

The twenty finalists for the MomoCon Indie Game Awards have been chosen from over 120 entries and each title will be available for play by MomoCon guests during the convention, from Thursday to Sunday, May 29-31 2015, with the announcement of the five winners on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Can't make it to Atlanta? Don't worry; you can watch the award ceremony live on Twitch [http://www.twitch.tv/MomoConTV] at 5PM EST on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The devs of the winning games will receive some great prizes including a "$1000 prize, a 10 x 20 exhibit space at MomoCon 2016, a dedicated Panel at MomoCon 2016, a highlighted placement in a MomoCon newsletter going to tens of thousands of gamers, and a glass trophy".

"It was very difficult to narrow down the top twenty from a group of submissions that showed so much creativity and talent" said Chris Stuckey, CEO, MomoCon. "We look forward to having a strong indie presence at MomoCon in addition to the numerous panels from AAA developers."

We at The Escapist are honored to be a part of MomoCon's panel of judges for the Indie Game Awards this year. Take a look at the twenty finalists and let us know your thoughts on who should be crowned a winner.

Among the Sleep [http://www.krillbite.com/ats/], Krillbite Studio (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Avoid It [http://www.innomaz.com/], Studio RO (iOS, Android)

Back to Bed [http://bedtimedigitalgames.dk/backtobed], Bedtime Digital Games (iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux)

Checkpoint Champion [http://protostargames.com/checkpoint-champion/], Protostar Games (Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone)

Chronology [http://www.osao.com/chronology/], Osao Games (Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone)

Createrria [http://incuvo.com/createrria/], Incuvo (iOS)

Doctor Who: Legacy [http://www.tinyrebelgames.com/], Tiny Rebel Games (iOS, Android, Facebook)

Dyscourse [http://dyscourse.com/], Owlchemy Labs (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Hay Ewe [http://www.rocketrainbow.net/hay-ewe/], Rocket Rainbow (iOS)

Just Shapes & Beats [http://www.justshapesandbeats.com/], Berzerk Studio (TBD)

Keebles [http://www.keeblesgame.com/], Burnt Fuse (Windows, Mac)

Lumini [http://speelbaars.com/?page_id=136], Speelbaars (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Not a Hero [http://www.roll7.co.uk/#!not-a-hero/czje], Roll7 (Windows, PS4, PS Vita)

Reassembly [http://www.anisopteragames.com/], Anisoptera Games (Windows, Mac, Linux)

Rollers of the Realm [http://www.phantomcompass.com/rollers-of-the-realm/], Phantom Compass (Windows, PS4, PS Vita)

Shadow Puppeteer [http://shadowpuppeteer.com/], Sarepta Studio (Windows)

Spaera [http://www.blazingorb.com/about-the-game/], Blazing Orb (Windows)

StarCrawlers [http://starcrawlers.com/], Juggernaut Games (Windows, Mac, Linux)

STASIS [http://stasisgame.com/web/page.php?p=about], The Brotherhood (Windows, Mac)

The Talos Principle [http://www.croteam.com/talosprinciple/], Croteam (Windows, Mac, Linux)



Source: MomoCon [http://www.momocon.com/]


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flying_whimsy

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wait, an indie game awards thing that wasn't created as a way to promote friends and paying clients over all other entries? A contest where judges might actually play the games?

This is not the indie game industry I'm familiar with. :p
 

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flying_whimsy said:
wait, an indie game awards thing that wasn't created as a way to promote friends and paying clients over all other entries? A contest where judges might actually play the games?

This is not the indie game industry I'm familiar with. :p
I was actually just wondering how many judges are financial backers for these games.
 

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Silentpony said:
I was actually just wondering how many judges are financial backers for these games.
I know, right? I'm totally paranoid that the whole thing will be a sham. Especially with the Escapist on the judges panel, I'd just hate to see the smear campaign that would follow.
 

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C'mmoooonnnn... The Talos Principle FTW! How could one not pick The Talos Principle?

 

Therumancer

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I'm kind of fond of Starcrawlers myself, it's not perfect but it's a pretty well put together sci-fi dungeon crawler, which is something you generally do not see many of.

Another one I think deserves acknowledgement is "Among The Sleep" while it has problems such as using the unique premise of playing as a child to justify hardly answering any questions, it also uses that premise to create some unique puzzles, and justify a lot of the stealth mechanics.