The Indie Game Award 2023, one of the most prominent awards for indie games, unveiled award winners at the Taipei Game Show (TGS).
Shuhei Yoshida, Head of Indies Initiative at Sony Interactive Entertainment, was invited to present the awards at TGS, bringing incredible honour to indie game developers.
The Indie Game Award 2023 received 170 submissions from over 35 countries, which are record-high numbers that make the award more competitive than ever.
Only 8 indie game developers were able to take home the prizes and we are immensely proud to say Wired published title Martha is Dead took home the grand prize.
We are incredibly proud of this dark first-person psychological thriller crafted by the Italian Developers at LKA. A game that never shies away from loss, relationships, and the psychological undertones of a dark period of history. It also proudly embraces its Italian heritage from the breathtakingly realised Tuscany countryside to the authentic Italian soundtrack.
We have also celebrated Martha is Dead in a Collector’s Edition. Our most ambitious one yet and is truly an item that every collector will cherish. Our initial run has now shipped from our warehouse and we are close to announcing the commencement of allocation two.
Register over at the Wired Store to be first in the queue.
Martha Is Dead, from the Italian developer LKA, received the Grand Prix award for the Indie Game Award 2023.
This continues the award winning year that Martha has had. Such as two awards at the China Joy Awards and World Trailer Awards.
Other winners at TGS were:
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars from Acme Gamestudio
Alina of the Arena from PINIX
Gerda: A Flame in Winter from Denmark’s PortaPlay
Best visual art
Passpartout 2: The Lost Artist from Sweden’s Flamebait Games
RP7 from South Korea’s Turtle Cream
Best Mobile Game
Afterburn’s Railbound from Poland
Best VR Game
Railbound from Polands Afterburn
Best VR Game
Intercosmos 2000 from Ovid Works S.A From Poland
If you haven’t experienced Marth is Dead yet. Now is that time.