The finalists cover a wide swath of styles and gameplay concepts, from ambient shooters to Myst-like adventures. And then there's the one about an octopus trying to make it in human society. See the list of nominees, with links to their IGF pages, after the break.
e7 (Gymnasium Koniz Lerbermatt)
Fract (University of Montreal)
GLiD (Bournemouth University)
Octodad (DePaul University)
Solace (DigiPen Institute of Technology)
Tiny and Big (School of Arts and Design Kassel)
Toys (Future Games Academy)
About Love Hate and the other ones (School of Arts and Design Kassel)
Paul and Percy (IT University Copenhagen)
Senseless (University of Advancing Technology)
StarTwine (Carleton University)
Ute (School of Arts and Design Kassel).