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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lucassmagal
lucassmagal Oct 12 2011, 9:04am says:

I bought Frozen Synapse on Humble Bundle, but I can't install it in my Linux using Desura. What's happened?

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mohalim
mohalim Nov 18 2011, 6:31pm replied:

i think you get both platforms

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Thelone
Thelone Oct 19 2011, 10:00am replied:

Right click on the FS line, then go to Version and choose the HiB version to install it properly.

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MaTachi
MaTachi Oct 7 2011, 8:19pm says:

A really cool game I must say! Thank you very much for making this available on Linux too! =)

+3 votes     reply to comment
qkslvrwolf
qkslvrwolf Oct 4 2011, 2:45pm says:

Any chance of a linux demo?

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WikedX
WikedX Oct 2 2011, 6:18pm says:

Does anyone know what the numbers next to your soldiers mean? I thought it was level or something but I had a guy with a 1 beat a guy with a 4 across the map

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Oizo
Oizo Oct 4 2011, 2:53pm replied:

The number above the unit is the quick shortcut, press the number on the keyboard and you change the selection =)

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vdrandom
vdrandom Oct 1 2011, 11:48am says:

This game has the most awesome soundtrack you can ever imagine and the game itself is amazing too.

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burp_
burp_ Oct 1 2011, 10:13am replied:

Looks like the HiB version on desura has no soundtrack included, so you have to download it from www.humblebunde.com yourself :(

+3 votes     reply to comment
burp_
burp_ Oct 1 2011, 5:20pm replied:

Ah well, I think the soundtrack is not for playing ingame anyway.

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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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