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Independent Games Festival nominations include Her Story, Undertale

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The 18th Independent Games Festival finalists have been announced, celebrating a host of the last year’s most impressive independently developed games. Her Story, which EW named the third best game of 2015, and Mini Metro both lead the pack with four nominations, including one each for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Several other titles nominated for the top prize, including Undertale, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and Darkest Dungeon, each garnered three nominations.

The winners will be awarded during the Independent Games Festival, held this year in San Francisco on March 14-18. The awards themselves will be handed out on March 16.

Check out the full list of nominees below, and head to the IGF’s official page for details on each nominee, as well as lists of the honorable mentions in each category.

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:

Darkest Dungeon

Her Story

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Mini Metro

Superhot

Undertale

Excellence in Visual Art:

Armello

Darkest Dungeon

GNOG

Mini Metro

Oxenfree

Panoramical

Excellence in Design:

Her Story

Infinifactory

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Kingdom

Mini Metro

Superhot

Excellence in Audio:

Darkest Dungeon

Lumini

Mini Metro

Panoramical

That Dragon, Cancer

Undertale

Excellence in Narrative:

Black Closet

Her Story

That Dragon, Cancer

The Beginner’s Guide

The Magic Circle

Undertale

Nuovo Award:

Cibele

Fantastic Contraption

Her Story

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

orchids to dusk

Panoramical

Progress

The Beginner’s Guide

Best Student Game:

Ape Out

Beglitched

Chambara

Circa Infinity

orchids to dusk

Pitfall Planet

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