Best indie games from GDC and SXSW 2015

Games don’t have to have a Dragon Age- or Call of Duty-sized budget to wow gamers and critics. Outer Wilds and SpeedRunners proved that point again recently at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and South by Southwest (SXSW). Check out the winners from both conferences’ indie game awards.

Independent Games Festival at GDC

Outer Wilds, a curious game of space exploration and campfire tunes, took top honors at the 17th annual Independent Games Festival. Outer Wilds won the Excellence in Design award and went on to win the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Indie Game. The 2014 grand prize winner — Papers, Please, which puts you in the shoes of an immigration agent in a dystopian world — later achieved critical acclaim among mainstream media. Check out Outer Wilds and the other IGF winners:

80 Days: Circumnavigate the globe with Phileas Fogg.

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Excellence in Visual Art

Metamorphabet for iOS (Patrick Smith of Vectorpark)

Nuovo Award

Tetrageddon Games (Nathalie Lawhead)

Tetrageddon Games is playable pop art.

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