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Fantastic Arcade Award Details

See pictures and find out who won at the 2011 Fantastic Arcade Awards.

Fantastic Arcade Award Details

Fantastic Arcade, the second annual showcase of independent games from the organizers of Alamo Drafthouse’s Fantastic Fest, the world’s largest genre film festival, wrapped the four-day event tonight with the Fantastic Arcade Awards
Party: Starcade. Fantastic Arcade featured eight Spotlight indie games in the juried competition, each housed in retro arcade style cabinets and available to the general public for play. These eight titles, along with thirteen additional showcased indie games, were culled from more than 100 submissions.

The following is the full list of indie games awards and winners presented:

Best in Show: Faraway by Little--Eyes

Audience Choice Award: Fez by Polytron

Most Punished for Lack of Ninjas Award: Radical Fishing by Vlambeer

The Bionic Commando Award for Grappling Hook Excellence Award: Capsized by AlienTrap

The "You got 2D in my 3D, or maybe 3D in my 2D" Award: Fez by Polytron

The Mandlebrot Award: Fract by Phosfiend Systems

The Most Recent Use of Japanese Tradition by Westerners Award: Skulls of the Shogun by Haunted Temple Studios

The Implied Cephalopod Intercourse Award: Octodad by Team Octodad

The Teach the Controversy Award: Jesus vs. Dinosaurs by Martin Jonasson, Petri Purho

“Fantastic Arcade fuses the world of genre film with the burgeoning indie game community,” said Mike Plante, Arcade Artistic Director. “Each Fantastic Arcade Spotlight game proved to be compelling, fun, accessible and a blast to play. In fact, the audience reached new record levels of thumb blisters!”

Video game industry luminaries Brandon Boyer, Mike Plante and Eddo Stern curated the 2011 Fantastic Arcade. Panel discussions, developer talks and game tournaments were held each day of the festival at The Highball.

All photos by Jack Plunkett:



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