The Independent Games Festival Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards are happening tonight at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. GDC 2022 will be hosting the dual ceremonies on the official GDC Twitch channel. You can click on the link to watch the festivities live!
The award shows kicks off tonight at 6:30pm PT, and you can watch them back-to-back in our Twitch livestream.
The event starts with the 24th annual IGF Awards. Hosted by IGF Chair Kelly Wallick, the IGF Awards are part of the longest-running festival, summit, and showcase celebrating independent games and their creators. Inscryption by Daniel Mullins Games and Unpacking by Witch Beam lead the pack with four nominations each: Excellence in Audio, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Narrative, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
The 22nd annual Game Developers Choice Awards, hosted by game designer Osama Dorias, is the leading peer-based video game event celebrating the industry’s top games and developers. This year sees Arkane Studios' Deathloop leading with six nominations, closely followed by Hazelight Studios' It Takes Two (five nominations) and Playground Games' Forza Horizon 5 (four nominations). All three of these titles were nominated for the prestigious Game of the Year award—alongside Capcom's Resident Evil Village and Daniel Mullins Games' Inscryption.
At the GDCA ceremony, Steven Spohn, a driving force for accessibility in games and Senior Director of Development of the AbleGamers charity, will receive the Ambassador Award. Yuji Horii, the creator of the legendary Dragon Quest series, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades of dedication to the craft of video game development.