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Croatians Nominated for Gaming Oscar

igfCroatian independent game developers CroTeam, whose latest game The Talos Principle is among the Top 20 most sold games in the world, have been nominated for one of the most prestigious independent gaming awards…

CroTeam are a finalist in the ‘Excellence in Design’ category and also the supreme award – ‘The Seumas McNally Grand Prize’ at the 17th Independent Games Festival (IGF). Winners of the IGF Awards will also receive nearly 60,000 USD of prizes in various categories, including the 30,000 USD Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Past winners of the award include Minecraft and Fez.

The Talos Principle is a first-person puzzle game in the tradition of philosophical science fiction. Made by Croteam, the creators of Serious Sam, and written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (The Sea Will Claim Everything). As if awakening from a deep sleep, you find yourself in a strange, contradictory world of ancient ruins and advanced technology. Tasked by your creator with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles, you must decide whether to have faith or to ask the difficult questions: Who are you? What is your purpose? And what are you going to do about it?

The awards, which honour the most influential and outstanding development in independent video games, will be held on 4 March in San Francisco.

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