Happy New Year! 2018 may not have been a great year, but it was a great year for games and another year of fantastic indie games packed full of creativity and fun surprises. We’ve hand picked some of our favourites and given them awards to celebrate their diversity. Hope you like them as much as we do and hope you have a great 2019!
Winner: Desktop Love Story – Pass love notes between files on your desktop to make them fall in love!
Winner: A Wonderful Day For Fishing – beware what you eat in this bizarre Lovecraftian fishing game!
Shark Simulator – The GTA of physics based shark simulators!
Winner: Northbury Grove: King’s Comfort – When the psycho spots you and the music kicks in you may need a change of underwear!
Winner: The Doll Shop – It’s not often that a game truly makes you fear for someone elses safety above your own.
Best Fan Game
Winner: Return of the Tentacle: Prologue – So authentic that it could easily be an official release.
Best Puzzle Game
Winner: Cube Escape: Paradox Chapter 1 – A horror adventure that’s packed full of creative puzzle design
Winner: The Zium Garden – A massive virtual art gallery full of fascinating works of digital art
Winner: Goodnight Meowmie – A surprisingly powerful little adventure where you care for your cat in a house full of monsters.
Winner: The Alpha Device – A mature Arthur C. Clarke-esque Sci-Fi narrative experience with impecable production values
Winner: The Doll Shop – Beautiful artwork and a deeply unsettling dread-filled narrative. It’s not often that a game truly makes you fear for someone elses safety above your own!