After five days of festivaling, last night Freeplay 2012 closed with the handing out of the Freeplay 2012 Awards at the Order of Melbourne. This year, we received more entries than ever before, and were inspired and humbled by the diversity, experimentation, and confidence of all the projects.
Sadly, we could only pick three finalists, and one eventual winner, but for the first time, our judges felt there were projects which deserved to be highly commended too – and here they all are, the finalists, winners, and highly commended games in the Freeplay 2012 Awards.
Best Technical Innovation
Automation – Camshaft Software
Best Audio in a Game
Lunar Flight – Sean Edwards
- Expand – Christopher Johnson, Christopher Larkin
- They Love You – Zac Duff, Henrik Pettersson, Paul Annesley, and Nathan Antony
Best Concept Art
Peleda – Vishus Productions / Fiasco Studios
Best Art in a Game
Toybox – Barrel of Donkeys
- Puzzle Puppets – Byte Sized Wombat
Best Writing in a Game
Flatland: Fallen Angle – See Through Studios
Best Design in a Game
They Love You – Zac Duff, Henrik Pettersson, Paul Annesley, and Nathan Antony
Best International Game
Splice – Cipher Prime
Watch their acceptance video.
- Nihilumbra – Beautifun Games
Best Australian Game
Stickets – Wanderlands