2021 BIG Festival Independent Game Awards Winners

Brazil’s Independent Games (BIG) Festival, the largest independent games festival in Latin America, announced the winners of the 2021 BIG Festival Independent Game awards.

With more than 100 finalists, narrowing down the choices wasn’t easy for the jury composed of 50 top-notch international professionals — especially in a country with such an explosive indie scene.

The winners for each category can be found below:

  • BIG Festival People’s Choice: Gravitational from Electric Monkeys (Brazil)
  • Best Game: Curious Expedition 2 from Maschinen-Mensch (Germany)
  • Best Game: Latin America: Per Aspera from Tlön Industries (Argentina)
  • Best Game: Brazil: Retro Machina from Orbit Studio (Brazil)
  • Innovation Award: Genesis Noir from Feral Cat Den (USA)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Hypercharge: Unboxed from Digital Cybercherries (UK)
  • Best Mobile Game: HoloVista from Aconite Co. (USA)
  • BIG Impact: Diversity: Arrog from Hermanos Magia and Leap Game Studios (Peru)
  • BIG Impact: Educational: Please, Touch the Artwork from Studio Waterzooi (Belgium)
  • BIG Impact: Social Matters: Svoboda 1945: Liberation from Charles Games (Czech Republic)
  • Best Audio: Genesis Noir from Feral Cat Den (USA)
  • Best XR/VR Game: A Rogue Escape from Spare Parts Oasis (Italy)
  • Best Game for Kids: Vamos Brincar de Cozinhar from Akom Studio (Brasil)
  • BIG Brands: Cartoon Network Golf Stars from Avix Games (Argentina)
  • Best Student Game: Symphonia from ISART DIGITAL (France)
  • Best Art: Liberated from Atomic Wolf (Poland)
  • Best Narrative: Lost Ember from Mooneye Studios (Germany)
  • Best Gameplay: Not for Broadcast from NotGames (UK)
  • Xsolla’s Special Award: Figment 2: Creed Valley from Bedtime Digital Games (Denmark)
  • GameJam+ 2020 Award: Do Not Disturb from Hollow Harpy (Brazil)