Winners

 

Grand Prix
   
 

Old Man's Journey / Broken Rules Interactive Media
Austria

Old Man's Journey is a soul-searching puzzle adventure game about life's precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans. Entrenched in a beautifully sun-kissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving. Immerse yourself in a visual narrative as you uncover, stories of the old man's life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interact with the serene, whimsical environment as you solve playful puzzles and shape the landscape around you, growing the hills to create the old man's path forward. Find yourself transported to a vibrant and wishful world as you immerse yourself in meditatively delightful gameplay and inquisitive, quiet puzzle solving. Explore life's complexities through the old man's eyes as you experience his heartache, regret, and hope.

   
Best Narration
   
 

OPUS: Rocket of Whispers / SIGONO
Taiwan

STORY An emotionally-driven and heartwarming adventure written by IMGA nominated writer of OPUS: The Day We Found Earth. Explore an atmospheric world full of mysteries and rich narration. EXPLORE Travel through a post-apocalyptic winter filled with ruins and remnants of a once prosperous land. Explore the unknown for antiques and artifacts, and find out about their past. BUILD Prepare for countdown by gathering the materials needed to build a rocket, and craft tools that will help you reach greater distances. ART Over 100 items to find and inspect, each beautifully drawn with a story to match, including rocket material backed by careful research on rocket science. MUSIC Over 30 beautiful atmospheric soundscapes designed to immerse you in the snowy wilderness. Composed and recorded by indiePlay nominated composer Triodust.

   
Best Audio
   
 

Songbird Symphony / Joysteak Studios
Singapore

Songbird Symphony is a 2D musical adventure game depicting the tale of a young bird named Birb as he leaves the safety of his nest to confront the outside world and discover his true identity. Along the way, he encounters other feathery denizens and learns the language of the forest, ultimately unveiling his destiny.

   
Best Visual Art
   
 

Old Man's Journey / Broken Rules Interactive Media
Austria

Old Man's Journey is a soul-searching puzzle adventure game about life's precious moments, broken dreams, and changed plans. Entrenched in a beautifully sun-kissed and handcrafted world, embark on a heartfelt journey interwoven with lighthearted and pressure-free puzzle solving. Immerse yourself in a visual narrative as you uncover, stories of the old man's life told through beautiful vignettes of his memories. Interact with the serene, whimsical environment as you solve playful puzzles and shape the landscape around you, growing the hills to create the old man’s path forward. Find yourself transported to a vibrant and wishful world as you immerse yourself in meditatively delightful gameplay and inquisitive, quiet puzzle solving. Explore life's complexities through the old man’s eyes as you experience his heartache, regret, and hope.

   
Best Design
   
 

Qinoto / Studio Flip
Australia

"Witches don't do magic, witches ARE magic"
Join Qinoto and Little Witch Leira on a journey of self-discovery through their "Folding Magic" - Changing the world around them as they go! Discovering hidden secrets, songs and surprises!
Qinoto is a new type of puzzle/hidden object game, inspired by MAD Fold-Ins, that utilises multi-touch to deliver a unique gameplay experience, where you can swipe, rotate and drag to fold the game world like paper, revealing new objects & patterns hidden in the scenes.

   
Best Innovation
   
 

Un-Destined / Zinno Studio
Taiwan

"Un-Destined" is a semi escape-room type of experience that tries to incorporate just the right amount of VR game play and bolsters that with the appropriate amount of physical/reality interactions, and then turn it into something that utilizes a rather futuristic technology in VR while not abandoning what has gotten us thus far; think of it as playing hopscotch with a set of robotic legs. But with "Un-Destined", there's so much more to it than just a guy or a girl wearing a funny looking headset waving two controllers in the air, because most important of all, real changes are occurring all around his/her playing area all according to his/her actions. Whatever that are happening inside the VR actually do matter to his/her teammates on the outside; the "un-VR" personnel also affect all that are happening inside the VR world. By having a team of about 5-6 players all working together via VR and actual physical gadgets, we want them to dive deep into the memory sea of our fictional protagonist Samuel, and through puzzle-solving and teamwork, we hope they end up discovering more about themselves and feel "un-destined" just like our characters were when they finish the whole experience.

   
Best VR Game
   
 

Luna / Funomena
USA

A Bird's peaceful summer slumber is disturbed by the majestic call of a mysterious Owl. Enticed to swallow the last piece of the waning Moon, Bird is blown far from its Golden Gate home. Unscramble celestial puzzles and create miniature musical worlds. Re-awaken shadowy forests and bring life back to sparkling lakes. Discover hidden creatures, help the Bird reunite the fragmented Moon... and find its way home. Brought to you by Funomena's uniquely diverse team of veteran developers (Journey, Flower, Boom Blox, The Sims 2) Luna is an interactive fable about learning by the light of unexpected mistakes. Solve celestial puzzles to unlock each level's tree, plant and animal spirits. Place, customize and interact with them in miniature, musical terrariums. Bring each world to life, revealing Austin Wintory's haunting, enchanting score. Available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

   
Best Mobile Game
   
 

Cat Quest / The Gentlebros
Singapore

Cat Quest is a 2d Open World RPG set in the fantastic and wonderful world of cats! Play as a cat-venturer as you explore a massive continent crafted in the unique style of tapestry! Relive the good old days of exploring an overworld map as you raid dungeons for epic loot, complete quests and meet the many furry denizens of this world! Cats galore!