Frozen Synapse is the ultimate tactical game: you have full control over your strike team, directing their every movement.  At the same time, your opponent is plotting to defeat you.  Plan your moves, then hit the "Execute" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously.

Bite-size, hardcore strategy: a touch of X-Com and Laser Squad, with a striking sci-fi aesthetic.

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6 comments by lodle on Jan 12th, 2012

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

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You've patched in to the enemy's security system: get ready to make your plan. Frozen Synapse is the ultimate strategy game: you have full control over...

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Ixnari
Ixnari Jun 10 2012, 6:36pm says:

Congratulations on releasing the Frozen Synapse: Red DLC! Any chance you'll bring it over to Desura?

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Machinista
Machinista May 30 2012, 5:23am says:

Red mode DLC has arrived! When can we get the (HiB) version updated?

The game offers me the choice of Windows or OSX update when launched :/

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cycyx
cycyx May 30 2012, 8:48am replied:

Get the latest version from Mode 7 Games update server and it will work, adding all new free features.
Buy the DLC (from Mode 7 Games, not Desura) and enter your key in order to play Red.

When will Red be available here?

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Machinista
Machinista May 30 2012, 10:03am replied:

Sorry, I'm using Linux and forgot Desura is also for Windows. I'm after an updated Linux client - which is not offered for d/l from the mode 7 server or w/e.

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cycyx
cycyx May 30 2012, 10:08am replied:

I'm running the latest version on Linux (version_id="32") too. I really don't know if I can post the link here as it's not the Desura version...
Anyway, get the lastet Linux build from Mode 7 Games and it will work.

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Machinista
Machinista May 30 2012, 11:30am replied:

Thanks Cycyx. I've received a url from the guys at Mode 7. I can now run it outside of Desura at least.

Hopefully Desura will get updated at some point too.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Machinista
Machinista May 31 2012, 10:07am replied:

Yep, FS update now availble for Linux and Windows via Desura \o/

+2 votes     reply to comment
opossums
opossums May 1 2012, 11:09pm says:

seems like the sound is broken in ubuntu 12.04

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Machinista
Machinista May 31 2012, 10:08am replied:

Sound is also broken on Ubuntu 11.10 after update to latest *Red* verison.

+1 vote     reply to comment
skjebne
skjebne May 23 2012, 9:11am replied:

Yeah, i'd love to see a solution
i tried to symlink to libopenal (because when you look around online, this seems to be the solution) but to no success ...

+1 vote     reply to comment
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Thats amazing! Very important tactical game! I like it! But i purchased in a bundle version and i cannot have a CD-key to play online, and the developers dont responding...

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