The 14th annual Independent Game Festival finalists have been announced, and this year's finalists are indie-licious (yum). Titles include pop-indie hits Fez, Frozen Synapse, Spelunky and Atom Zombie Smasher, as well as some of our own understated favorites, such as Freebird Games' To the Moon.

The winner of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize receives $30,000, the winner of the Nuovo Award for "abstract, shortform and unconventional game development" gets $5,000, and all other category winners receive $3,000. The awards will take place March 7 at GDC. Check out the entire list of finalists right here:

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:
  • Dear Esther
  • FEZ
  • Frozen Synapse
  • Johann Sebastian Joust
  • Spelunky
Excellence In Visual Art
  • Botanicula
  • Dear Esther
  • Lume
  • Mirage
  • Wonderputt
Technical Excellence
  • Antichamber
  • Fez
  • Prom Week
  • Realm of the Mad God
  • Spelunky
Excellence In Design
  • Atom Zombie Smasher
  • English Country Tune
  • Frozen Synapse
  • Gunpoint
  • Spelunky
Excellence in Audio
  • Botanicula
  • Dear Esther
  • Pugs Luv Beats
  • To the Moon
  • Waking Mars
Best Mobile Game
  • ASYNC Corp.
  • Beat Sneak Bandit
  • Faraway
  • Ridiculous Fishing
  • Waking Mars
Nuovo Award Finalists:
  • At a Distance
  • Dear Esther
  • Fingle
  • GIRP
  • Johann Sebastian Joust
  • Proteus
  • Storyteller
  • WAY

This article was originally published on Joystiq.