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Savage: The Battle for Newerth, Oasis Grab Top IGF Honors

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Savage: The Battle for Newerth, Oasis Grab Top IGF Honors

Top honors for the 6th Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) went to Savage: The Battle for Newerth (Open category) and Oasis (Web/Downloadable category) at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Jose yesterday. They each received the $15,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Independent Games of the Year. This year’s festival received more than 111 original entries representing 18 countries.

The IGF also recognized the following awards in each category:

Innovation in Game Design

Bontago (Open)

Oasis (Web/Downloadable)

Innovation in Audio

Anito: Defend A Land Enraged (Open)

Dr. Blob’s Organism (Web/Downloadable)

Innovation in Visual Art

Spartan (Open)

Dr. Blob’s Organism (Web/Downloadable)

Technical Excellence

Savage: The Battle for Newerth (Open)

Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates (Web/Downloadable)

Audience Award

Savage: The Battle for Newerth (Open)

Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates (Web/Downloadable)

Cartoon Network and America Online also announced the winner of Project Goldmaster. Flashbang Studios has been selected to design a game based on a Cartoon Network character. The making of the game can be followed by AOL members at AOL keyword: Project Goldmaster.

The IGF was established in 1998 by the CMP Game Group to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers, the way the Sundance Film Festival has benefited the independent film community. For more information on the IGF and all the finalist games, please visit www.igf.com.

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