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2011 IGF/GDC Awards Winners

The Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards have come and gone. Aside from the comical shenanigans and tomfoolery that took place during the show, we got to see plenty of impressive games win awards. Here are the nominees and winners of the IGF Awards:

Student Showcase Finalists

e7 FRACT GLiD OctoDad PaperPlane Solace Tiny and Big Toys

Winner: FRACT

Technical Excellence Finalists

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Confetti Carnvial Miegakure Minecraft NeverDaunt: 8Bit

Winner: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Excellence in Design Finalists

Desktop Dungeons Faraway Minecraft Nidhogg Super Crate Box

Winner: Desktop Dungeons

Best Mobile Game Finalists

Colorblind Halcyon Helsing's Fire Shot Shot Shoot Solipskier

Winner: Helsing's Fire

Excellence in Visual Art Finalists

Bastion Bit.Trip Runner Cave Story The Dream Machine Hohokum

Winner: Bit.Trip Runner

Excellence in Audio Finalists

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Bastion Bit.Trip Beat Cobalt Retro City Rampage

Winner: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

IGF Audience Award Winner: Minecraft

$10K Direct2Drive Vision Award Winner: Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Nuovo Award Finalists

Bohm Brutally Unfair Tactics Totally OK Now (B.U.T.T.O.N.) The Cat and the Coup Dinner Date Hazard: The Journey of Life A House in California Loop Raccord Nidhogg

Winner: Nidhogg

Seumas McNally Grand Prize Finalists

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Desktop Dungeons Minecraft Nidhogg SpyParty

Winner: Minecraft

Here are the nominees and winners for the Game Developers Choice Awards:

Best Audio Finalists

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Halo: Reach Limbo Mass Effect 2 Red Dead Redemption

Winner: Red Dead Redemption

Best Debut Game Finalists

Darksiders Limbo Minecraft Monday Night Combat Super Meat Boy

Winner: Minecraft

Best Writing Finalists

Costume Quest Fallout: New Vegas Heavy Rain Mass Effect 2 Red Dead Redemption

Winner: Mass Effect 2

Best Game Design Finalists

God of War III Limbo Mass Effect 2 Red Dead Redemption Super Mario Galaxy 2

Winner: Red Dead Redemption

Best Downloadable Game Finalists

Costume Quest Limbo Minecraft Monday Night Combat Super Meat Boy

Winner: Minecraft

Best Visual Arts Finalists

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Call of Duty: Black Ops God of War III Limbo Red Dead Redemption

Winner: Limbo

Best Technology Finalists

God of War III Heavy Rain Mass Effect 2 Red Dead Redemption StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Winner: Red Dead Redemption

Best Handheld Game Finalists

Cut the Rope Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Game Dev Story God of War: Ghost of Sparta Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Winner: Cut the Rope

Innovation Award Finalists

Dance Central Heavy Rain Kirby's Epic Yarn Limbo Minecraft

Winner: Minecraft

Ambassador Award Winners: Tim Brengle and Ian MacKenzie

Pioneer Award Winner: Yu Suzuki

Lifetime Achievement Winner: Peter Molyneux

Game of the Year Finalists

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Call of Duty: Black Ops Limbo Mass Effect 2 Red Dead Redemption

Winner and Game of the Year: Red Dead Redemption

Congratulations to all the winners of the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards. What are your thoughts on this year's awards? Do you agree or disagree? Tell us in the comments section below.

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