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Indie Games shortlisted by press for holiday season review
  
Last September, the Boston Festival of Independent Games was held at the MIT campus.  Attending members of the press have taken the past two months to review many of the games exhibited and available for download. 

Though not formally nominated, the resulting shortlist is a great starting point for those looking to write articles on the indie scene this year or enrich their ballots for various awards races.  Additional game information can be found at http://navgtr.org/feed/



ANIMATION
Big Action Mega Fight!
Candlelight
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Recruits
Tiny Tycoons

ART DIRECTION
Candlelight
Captain Astronaut's Last Hurrah
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
High Strangeness
Swimsanity
The Time Tribe

GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
Big Action Mega Fight!
Candlelight
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
High Strangeness
Recruits

CAMERA DIRECTION
Blocks of Explosive Dismemberment
Candlelight
Captain Astronaut's Last Hurrah
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Recruits

CHARACTER DESIGN
Candlelight
Captain Astronaut's Last Hurrah
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Recruits
The Time Tribe

CONTROL DESIGN
Apsis
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Jungle Rumble
Recruits
The Time Tribe

CONTROL PRECISION
Apsis
Candlelight
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
High Strangeness
King Randall's Party

COSTUME DESIGN
Candlelight
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
MacGuffin Quest
Propinquity
The Time Tribe

GAME DESIGN
Apsis
Candlelight
Captain Astronaut's Last Hurrah
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Swimsanity
The Time Tribe

GAME ENGINEERING
Big Action Mega Fight!
Candlelight
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
King Randall's Party
Recruits

VOICE PERFORMANCE
Amy K. Browne as Cordelia Smith, Cognition
Ed Crane as John McCoy, Cognition
Raleigh Holmes as Erica Reed, Cognition

MUSICAL SCORE
Captain Astronaut's Last Hurrah
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Demon Chic
Depression Quest
The Time Tribe

SOUND EFFECTS
Big Action Mega Fight!
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Jungle Rumble
King Randall's Party
Recruits

USE OF SOUND
Bit Blaster
Candlelight
Codename Cygnus
Jungle Rumble
Recruits

WRITING IN A COMEDY
Demon Chic
High Strangeness

WRITING IN A DRAMA
Choice of Romance III: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Depression Quest

MUSIC OR PERFORMANCE GAME
Jungle Rumble
Propinquity

ORIGINAL ACTION GAME
Big Action Mega Fight!
Demon Chic
Dumble
Recruits
SquadHero: Revolver
Swimsanity

ORIGINAL ADVENTURE GAME
Candlelight
Captain Astronaut's Last Hurrah
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1

ORIGINAL FAMILY GAME
Get Water!
Go Home Dinosaurs
Skipping Stones

ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING GAME
High Strangeness
MacGuffin Quest

SPECIAL CLASS GAME
Depression Quest
Spaceteam

BEST BOSTON INDIE
Blocks of Explosive Dismemberment
Candlelight
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller S1
Dumble
High Strangeness
Recruits