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Today is a great day for Her Story’s independent game designer Sam Barlow as the game receives two awards tonight during the 18th Annual International Games Festivals. The interactive crime movie game about a series of police interviews related to a murder investigation received both the Excellence in Narrative and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize awards. Other independent games also received recognition in other categories. Check out the full list.

Excellence in Narrative ($3,000)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)

Excellence in Audio ($3,000)
Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club)

Excellence in Design ($3,000)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games)

Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000)
Oxenfree (Night School Studio)

[email protected] Rising Star Award
(Girls Make Games – The Hole Story)

Nuovo Award ($5,000)
Cibele (Star Maid Games)

Best Student Game ($3,000)
Beglitched (Jennifer Jiao Hsia and Alec Thomson)

Audience Award ($3,000)
Undertale (Toby Fox)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($30,000)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)

[Source]: IGF: Her Story takes home top honors at the 18th annual IGF Awards.

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