INDIE Live Expo Awards 2020 winners announced

Supergiant Games' Hades takes the grand prize.

INDIE Live Expo Awards

Ryu’s Office announced the winners of the first INDIE Live Expo Awards during the INDIE Live Expo II live stream.

Get the results below. (Winner for each category is highlighted in bold.)

Grand Prize

One game selected from among the nominees across all categories. The most suitable game for this prize is one that seeks to foster the kind of friendship that can help us to overcome division, and—more than anything—serves as a prime example of the “Creativity Unbound” spirit.

  • Hades (Supergiant Games)

Local Cultural Representation Award

This award is given to a game that portrays the creators culture and shows the charm and history of their home.

  • A Space for the Unbound Prologue (Toge Productions / Mojiken)
  • Chinese Parents (Coconut Island)
  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (TaleWorlds Entertainment)
  • Through the Darkest of Times (HandyGames / Paintbucket Games)

Best “Game Feel” Award (Two Winners)

This award is given to a game which feels lovely to play and you know it is a creation of an artisan.

  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Jet Lancer (Armor Games Studios / Code Wakers)
  • Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Thunderful Publishing / Megagon Industries)
  • Risk of Rain 2 (Gearbox Publishing / Hopoo Games)

Theme of the Year Award

This award is given to a game which fits the theme of this era that shouts “This game is NOW!”

  • Fulfillment (Unbound Creations)
  • Not for Broadcast (tinyBuild / NotGames)
  • Plague Inc: Evolved / Plague Inc (Ndemic Creations)
  • Through the Darkest of Times (HandyGames / Paintbucket Games)

Best Characters Award

This award is given to a game which introduced a character that has that charisma.

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Devolver Digital / Mediatonic)
  • Helltaker (Vanripper)
  • Little Witch Nobeta (SimonCreative / Pupuya Games)
  • Necrobarista (Coconut Island Games / Route 59)

Most Stream-Friendly Game Award

This award is given to a game that has entertained people through the internet in the form of competitive, coop, couch with friends, a big laugh with multi player or even streaming and let’s plays.

  • Craftopia (Pocket Pair)
  • Deep Rock Galactic (Coffee Stain Publishing / Ghost Ship Games)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Devolver Digital / Mediatonic)
  • GTFO (10 Chambers)

Rules of Play Award

This award is given to a game with groundbreaking mechanics or rules that get you hooked for hours.

  • 5D Chess with Multiverse Time Travel (Conor Petersen / Thunkspace)
  • BPM: Bullets Per Minute (Awe Interactive)
  • Pilgrims (Amanita Design)
  • The Pedestrian (Skookum Arts)

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