Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall prey to the undead. Conduct massive rescue operations with a helping hand from snipers, artillery crews, orbital bombardments, and more. Experience the tactical richness of fully-destructible environments and procedurally-generated campaigns. And when the apocalypse ends, create your own game mods and share them with the Online File Share.

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The Independent Games Festival (known on the web as IGF) is in full swing once again in 2012, with this years judges having just posted their picks for the honourable mentions and final placings.


With our end of year events having just wrapped up it is nice to see that our personal selections mirror some of the judges selections Dear Esther, Frozen Synapse, To the Moon and Atom Zombie Smasher making the final cut.

We will keep you notified once the winners have been announced but for now check out all the finalists below.

Excellence In Visual Art

Botanicula (Amanita Design)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Lume (State Of Play Games)
Mirage (Mario von Rickenbach)
Wonderputt (Damp Gnat)

Honorable mentions: Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Dustforce (Hitbox Team); Fader(Chris Makris); Proun (Joost van Dongen); Toren (Swordtales)

Technical Excellence

Antichamber (Demruth)
Fez (Polytron)
Prom Week (Expressive Intelligence Studio, UC Santa Cruz)
Realm of the Mad God (Wild Shadow Studios & Spry Fox)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games); Nitronic Rush (DigiPen Institute of Technology); Reflow (Xymatic); Super T.I.M.E Force (Capy); Tiny and Big - Grandpa's Leftovers (Black Pants)

Excellence In Design

Atom Zombie Smasher (Blendo Games)
English Country Tune (Stephen Lavelle)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Gunpoint (Tom Francis, John Roberts and Fabian van Dommelen)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Faraway (Steph Thirion); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Excellence In Audio

Botanicula (Amanita Design)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Pugs Luv Beats (Lucky Frame)
To The Moon (Freebird Games)
Waking Mars (Tiger Style)

Honorable mentions: Beatbuddy (THREAKS); Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo); Fez (Polytron); Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Best Mobile Game

ASYNC Corp (Powerhead Games)
Beat Sneak Bandit (Simogo)
Faraway (Steph Thirion)
Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
Waking Mars (Tiger Style)

Honorable mentions: Fingle (Game Oven Studios); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); iBlast Moki 2 (Godzilab); Temple Run (Imangi Studios); Tentacles (Press Play ApS)

Nuovo Award

[Designed 'to honor abstract, shortform, and unconventional game development'.]

At a Distance
(Terry Cavanagh)
Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Fingle (Game Oven Studios)
GIRP (Bennett Foddy)
Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Storyteller (Daniel Benmergui)
Way (CoCo & Co.)

Honorable mentions: Deep Sea (WRAUGHK); Four Letter Word (Terry Cavanagh);GlitchHiker (Aardbever); Hundreds (SemiSecret and aeiowu); POP (Rob Lach)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Dear Esther (thechineseroom)
Fez (Polytron)
Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 Games)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Spelunky (Mossmouth)

Honorable mentions: Antichamber (Demruth); FTL (Justin Ma & Matthew Davis);Proteus (Ed Key and David Kanaga); SpaceChem (Zachtronics Industries); Where Is My Heart (Die Gute Fabrik)

Source: Igf.com

Blendo Games on Desura!

Blendo Games on Desura!

News 8 comments

Blendo Games know for their awesome artistic flare and charming game play styles have teamed up with Desura to release their catalogue of games!

Humble Indie Bundle 3

Humble Indie Bundle 3

News 39 comments

Introducing Humble Indie Bundle 3! Get 5 classic indie games: Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, Hammerfight, VVVVVV and And Yet It Moves for whatever price...

IOTY Players Choice - Indie of the Year

IOTY Players Choice - Indie of the Year

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Ho ho ho Merry Christmas and merry Indie of the Year!

IOTY Year in Review 2011 Quarter 01

IOTY Year in Review 2011 Quarter 01

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Year in Review Quarter 01 January through till March 2011.

Atom Zombie Smasher Linux Demo

Atom Zombie Smasher Linux Demo

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Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall...

Atom Zombie Smasher Mac Demo

Atom Zombie Smasher Mac Demo

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Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall...

Atom Zombie Smasher Win Demo

Atom Zombie Smasher Win Demo

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Take command of your mercenary forces in Atom Zombie Smasher. The zombie apocalypse is upon us and it's up to you to evacuate everyone before they fall...

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metsfan12694
metsfan12694

this is one wierd game

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MontyB
MontyB

Update 1.87 Still Not on Desura...

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myromance123
myromance123

In all honesty, this game looked like a really crappy old skool game when I saw the screenshots.
I was a disbeliever.

I got the game in the Bundle, I played it and now I'm a believer.
Its fun level is the same as Crysis 2 for me. I just can't help but love being the friggin hero who saves people in the cities from zombies, more so when I conquer a city!
This game is amazing, DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVERS. Thats the moral story here.

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Bambusek
Bambusek

SAince this game was just added to Humble Bundle 3 wasn't it suppose to appear on my account cause I bought HIB?

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Shootemout
Shootemout

Bambusk, you get a seperate key for that. If you still have your email for the Humble Bumble Pack, go to it again. You'll see that you got a 2nd key for it.

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Bambusek
Bambusek

Hmm, actually it appeared on my account after all, so everything is ok now :)

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intgr
intgr

This game costs $10 USD and 9€ EUR? 9€ is worth almost $13.

Come on, I thought it was just large US publishers that rip off Europeans! Not because I'm cheap or anything, but I refuse to be ripped off because of my nationality.

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dpad Creator
dpad

Sorry about that, should prices should be roughly the same for all regions now.

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intgr
intgr

Cool, thanks for listening to feedback. *bought* :)

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KameZero
KameZero

Heeeeeeey!

I asked the Blendo games guys about AZS getting on Desura AGES ago and they said that they'd look into it. Looks like they finally did! Sweet. This is an amazingly fun game by the way, definitely 9/10.

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It's fast and funny....great:)

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