Save the World-Trees from the manic guts of Dyer, the loony hair-dryer who’s intent on destroying their Helys ! It’s up to you to control the four different characters with unique powers, guardians of the World-Trees : the Buds. But watch out – their path will be peppered with pitfalls, each one more hazardous than the rest! When you find yourself in a tricky situation, you’ll have to figure out wich combination of actions will save the day… Somewhere between a platformer, a puzzle game and a great big dollop of pure fun, FLY’N is ready to take off! KEY FEATURES - Experiment with the four Buds and their individual powers to save the World-Trees: - Flyn can sing and glide throught the air. - Lyft can stick to almost any wall. - Ywok, once inflated like a balloon, is invincible and bounces everywhere. - Nyls propels himself through the air. - Switch between Innate and Subtle Visions when to find your way through - Redistribute the Helys in order to play with the environment and free the

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3 comments by Henley on Jan 8th, 2013

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries are announcing the Main Competition finalists for its historic 15th annual awards - nominating nearly 30 outstanding independent game titles to come out of the worldwide community in the past year.  

This year's finalists for the most prestigious independent video game awards and showcase were each picked by
a discipline-specific set of expert juries, following playthroughs and recommendations of the 580+ IGF entries from over 200 top independent game experts.  

Some of the multiple-nominated games for this year's extremely diverse Festival include Cardboard Computer's 'magical realist adventure game'
Kentucky Route Zero, Subset Games' spaceship sim 'Roguelike-like' FTL, and Richard Hofmeier's stark, dense street vendor simulator Cart Life.  

The first-ever Excellence in Narrative Award is also showcasing unique titles such as Blendo Games' quirky 'first-person short story'
Thirty Flights Of Loving, Auntie Pixelante's autobiographical game about a trans woman undergoing HRT, Dys4ia, and The Fullbright Company's abandoned house mystery Gone Home.  

The Nuovo Award, once again honoring 'abstract... and unconventional game development' of all kinds, also saw many standout games competing for its $5,000 prize, including Sleeping Beast's irreverent local co-op sci-fi smartphone game
Spaceteam, Michael Brough's 'one move a day for 100 days' VESPER.5, and Mousechief's multi-generational family history title 7 Grand Steps.  

The full list of finalists for the 2013 Independent Games Festival, with jury-picked "honorable mentions" to those top-quality games that didn't quite make it to finalist status, is as follows:
 

Excellence In Visual Art

Incredipede (Northway Games and Thomas Shahan)
Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)
Guacalamelee! (Drinkbox Studios)
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base)
Year Walk (Simogo)  

Honorable mentions:
Fly'n (Ankama Play); Eleven (Christoffer Hedborg, Datahowler); The Bridge (Ty Taylor and Mario Castaneda); Thomas Was Alone (Mike Bithell, David Housden and Danny Wallace); Hundreds (Semi Secret feat. aeiowu)

Excellence In Narrative
Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games)
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)
Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)
Dys4ia (Auntie Pixelante)
Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)  

Honorable mentions:
Goblet Grotto (thecatamites, j chastain, NEW VADERS); Analogue: A Hate Story (Christine Love); Papo & Yo (Minority Media); The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe); 7 Grand Steps (Mousechief)  

Technical Excellence

StarForge (CodeHatch)
Perspective (DigiPen Widdershins)
Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)
Intrusion 2 (Aleksey Abramenko)
LiquidSketch (Tobias Neukom)  

Honorable mentions:
Mobiloid (Monty Melby); Skulls Of The Shogun (17-BIT); Foldit (University of Washington); 140 (Jeppe Carlsen); Gateways (Smudged Cat Games)  

Excellence In Design

Samurai Gunn (Beau Blyth)
FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)
Starseed Pilgrim (Droqen & Ryan Roth)
Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh)
Super Space ______ (David Scamehorn & Alexander Baard/DigiPen)  

Honorable mentions:
Spaceteam (Henry Smith); Helix (Michael Brough); Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation); Rymdkapsel (Martin Jonasson, Grapefrukt Games); Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games)  

Excellence In Audio

Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)
Bad Hotel (Lucky Frame) 140 (Jeppe Carlsen)
Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games)
Pixeljunk 4AM (Q-Games)  

Honorable mentions:
Thomas Was Alone (Mike Bithell, David Housden and Danny Wallace); Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation); Gone Home (The Fullbright Company); Fract OSC (Phosfiend Systems); Dust: An Elysian Tale (Humble Hearts)

Nuovo Award [Designed 'to honor abstract... and unconventional game development'.]
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)
Spaceteam (Henry Smith)
Dys4ia (Auntie Pixelante)
Bientot l'ete (Tale of Tales)
7 Grand Steps (Mousechief)
MirrorMoon (SantaRagione + BloodyMonkey)
VESPER.5 (Michael Brough)
Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)  

Honorable mentions:
Renga (wallFour); Starseed Pilgrim (Droqen & Ryan Roth); Frog Fractions (Twinbeard); Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games); The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)  

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games)
FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)
Little Inferno (Tomorrow Corporation)
Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)  

Honorable mentions:
Gone Home (The Fullbright Company); Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games); The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe); Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh); Starseed Pilgrim (Droqen & Ryan Roth)

All finalist games will be playable at an expanded IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2013 Expo floor from March 27-29, 2013, at San Francisco's Moscone Center, as part of a week of independent game-related content that also includes the Independent Games Summit (March 25th-26th), and the IGF Awards ceremony itself.  

The IGF Awards, where this year's IGF winners will be unveiled, will be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 27th at the Moscone, alongside the Game Developers Choice Awards. IGF Awards recipients will receive nearly $60,000 of prizes in various categories, including the $30,000
Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
 

As part of this year's event, all IGF Main Competition finalists will receive the opportunity to accept a distribution agreement for Valve's Steam, a leading platform for distribution in today's burgeoning independent gaming market. 

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Guitarguy
Guitarguy Feb 20 2013, 12:09am says:

This game has given me many hours of amazing play time, and I'm not quitting anytime soon. The easiest way to explain it's magnificience is to compare it to another amazing 2D platformer: Super Meat Boy. Don't get me wrong, this game is very different, but similar in some of it's basic mechanics.

The game teaches you how to play similar to SMB, as it is subtle and lets you figure things out for yourself.

The levels are longer than SMB levels, and they come with innovative checkpoints which also serve as character selection stations. The different characters all have unique abilities to master. The art is gorgeous, and there's PLENTY of secrets and unlockables. The story is touching, the cutscenes are amazing. Truly a 2D masterpiece. I can't say enough good things about this game.

Only gripe: the impending doom levels are HARD. But very fun.

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tgepp
tgepp Feb 13 2013, 9:14am says:

looks fantastic but somehow, i don't know if its my Pc or the gamecontrol itself,
but i couldn't control the "plants" fine enough so i allways fell into death because of running too much
while just pressed once.

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ceeking
ceeking Feb 12 2013, 1:13am says:

wtf lol, loving the art tho

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fortune_p_dawg
fortune_p_dawg Feb 11 2013, 9:28am says:

Indeed, the art is gorgeous.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Elefantopia
Elefantopia Feb 11 2013, 1:22am says:

Oh I love the art style :)

+6 votes     reply to comment
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It's autumn sales on steam, there is a 66% discount on the game ! Enjoy. T.co

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