Indie Groundbreakers Awards: 2017 Nominees

2017 IGDN Groundbreaker Award

The Indie Groundbreaker Awards are designed to shine a spotlight on excellence in the indie game design community. These awards recognize games (and game designers) who are creating new and exciting game designs that push the boundaries in innovation, in promoting diversity, and in expanding what it means to be “indie.”

The 2017 Indie Groundbreaker judges have spent the last few weeks poring over the submissions, and we’re thrilled to announce the nominees! Your 2017 judges were Kate Bullock, Elizabeth Chaipraditkul, Jason Pitre, and Darcy Ross, as our judging panel is made up of four judges, 2 from within the IGDN and 2 from the greater industry.

Our 2017 nominees are:

Best Art
#Feminism
Fellowship
Lovecraftesque
Noirlandia
Undying

Best Setting
Epyllion: A Dragon Epic
Headspace
Lovecraftesque
Malandros
War Birds

Best Rules
A Single Moment
Masks: A New Generation
Seven Wonders
The Indie Hack
Undying

Most Innovative
#Feminism
Seven Wonders
Short Film
Singularity
The Beast

Game of the Year
#Feminism
It’s Nothing
New World Magischola
Seven Wonders
War Birds

Thanks to everyone who submitted, and congrats to all the nominees! Winners are announced at the IGDN Social, which will take place this year at GenCon 50. Please join us for the Social at 7:00 pm at Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery (301 W. Washington), on Wednesday, August 16th. We’ll see you there!