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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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)


Frozen Synapse Wins Two IndieVisibility Awards!

Frozen Synapse Wins Two IndieVisibility Awards!

4 years ago News 1 comment

We take home Strategy GOTY and RockPaperShotgun's Best Glowy Lines Award!

Frozen Synapse - iPad UI Part 2

Frozen Synapse - iPad UI Part 2

4 years ago News 0 comments

We start kicking some ideas around about the iPad UI...

Touch and Go - Frozen Synapse iPad Devblog

Touch and Go - Frozen Synapse iPad Devblog

4 years ago News 3 comments

An inside look at the early days of Frozen Synapse iPad development...

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!

Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle!

4 years ago News 56 comments

Frozen Synapse available on Humble Bundle! Along with Frozenbyte bundle if you pay more than the average.

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Frozen Synapse Demo

Frozen Synapse Demo

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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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SolidFake May 27 2011 says:

Steam servers overloaded

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CaptainLagfail May 30 2011 replied:

Been overloaded since release. Still can't dl. At least the steam achievements still seem to clock up when playing stand alone.

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BluePotato May 27 2011 says:

Congrats to the developers :-D

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scratch May 26 2011 says:

Will you be releasing a demo?

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CaptainLagfail May 26 2011 says:

Any chance you'll be releasing on Steam? You guys deserve all the outlets you can find.

Also, I asked this months ago but never got an answer... Any chance of a tablet / smartphone release? Considering the 'pick up & put down' gameplay with email updates, I think portable formats would be great for FS. Get bored, start a game on the train, update your moves throughout the day.

Serious possibilities.

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Mode7Games May 26 2011 replied:

We are releasing on Steam today.

Smartphone / iPad is difficult but we're looking into it - the interface is actually the opposite of what works well on those platforms.

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CheekyBoinc May 30 2011 replied:

My question also...will there be a "demo" on desura?

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CaptainLagfail May 26 2011 replied:

Some of it, yes, but if you were to just pile everything into context menus, or take a leaf out of Dolphin browser's book and have side tabs that only show when you slide quickly to the side...

Meh, you're the professionals so I won't act like I know stuff.

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aerozol May 14 2011 says:

Awesome, complete Soundtrack done too then?
How do we get a hold of it if we already have a copy of the game?

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Mode7Games Creator
Mode7Games May 15 2011 replied:

Existing soundtrack pack will be updated soon, and the standalone soundtrack product will be available after launch.

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aerozol May 15 2011 replied:

Great, thanks.

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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...

Apr 27 2012 by doncortio

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