Designer Lucas Pope came close to apologizing for his frequent appearance on stage at 2014's Indie Games Festival Awards, collecting award after award for Papers, Please
. The dystopian game of bureaucracy and hard-earned immigration was recognized by a panel of industry peers for its considered narrative, game design, and ... downloadability? Pope couldn't help but poke fun at the vestigial "Best Downloadable Game" category, noting the distinct advantage of making a game that's a quick 40MB download.
also won for innovation in the Game Developers Choice Awards, the more mainstream half of the evening's show. Naughty Dog's own take on dystopia, The Last of Us
, won here for best design, best narrative, and best overall game of the year. (This despite fellow nominee Super Mario 3D World
having some pretty sweet
For the rest of the winners, including some gongs for Device 6
, Risk of Rain
and Grand Theft Auto 5
, please see below.