Lucas Pope sweeps up Excellence in Narrative and Design awards and takes home $30,000

Papers, Please wins grand prize at IGF Awards

Lucas Pope’s Papers, Please has taken home the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game at this year’s IGF Awards.

The title has sweeped up numerous accolades during the last year, and as well as the taking the top prize Pope was awarded with $30,000 and also won the Excellence in Narrative and Excellence in Design awards.

Jason Roberts won the award for Excellence in Visual Art for his puzze title Gorogoa, while the Nuovo Award, which recognises abstract, shortform and unconventional game development, went to Tale of Tales for its musical touch-based title Luxuria Superbia.

Hoppo Games won the Best Student Game accolade for its action-platform Risk of Rain and Simogo won Excellence in Audio for puzzle game Device 6.

The Audience Award went to Galactic Cafe’s The Stanley Parable.

You can view the full round-up of winners below.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize
Papers, Please by Lucas Pope

Excellence in Visual Art
Gorogoa by Jason Roberts

Nuovo Award
Luxuria Superbia from Tale of Tales

Excellence in Audio
DEVICE 6 from Simogo

Excellence in Narrative
Papers, Please by Lucas Pope

Best Student Game
Risk of Rain from Hoppo Games

Audience Award
The Stanley Parable by Galactic Cafe

Excellence in Design
Papers, Please by Lucas Pope

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