2010 Independent Games Festival Finalists Announced

With submissions having been open since July, the twenty finalists for the 12th annual Independent Games Festival have been announced.

And boy are there some good games in the running. Granted, I haven't played all of them, but I like what I've seen of Joe Danger, and I love what I've seen of Owl Boy, despite some recent issues the developer's faced.

The winners will be announced on-stage during GDC on March 11, with $50,000 in cash up for grabs, including a $20,000 main prize.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

* Joe Danger

* Monaco

* Rocketbirds: Revolution!

* Super Meat Boy!

* Trauma

Excellence in Visual Art:

* Limbo

* Owlboy

* Rocketbirds: Revolution!

* Shank

* Trauma

Excellence in Audio:

* Closure

* Rocketbirds: Revolution!

* Shatter

* Super Meat Boy!

* Trauma

Excellence in Design:

* AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! — A Reckless Disregard For Gravity

* Cogs

* Miegakure

* Monaco

* Star Guard

Nuovo Award:

* A Slow Year

* Closure

* Enviro-Bear 2000

* Today I Die

* Tuning

Technical Excellence:

* Closure

* Limbo

* Heroes of Newerth

* Joe Danger

* Vessel