Here are the winners of the 2021 Into Indie Games Awards

In a year full of terrific, innovative, and groundbreaking indie games, Into Indie Games has selected the cream of the crop. Here’s who won.

Each year, the indie games industry continues to expand and deepen. This year played host to indie games of every variety and genre, proving that when it comes to exploring the possibilities of the video game medium, it’s indies you count on.

We’ve assembled some of the best titles to come out this year, categorized by excellence in writing, visuals, original concept, studio, and of course – the award for individual contribution, as well as the best game.

Here are the nominees and the winners.

Best Writing


  • Mind Scanners
  • Overboard!
  • The Forgotten City
  • Get in the Car, Loser!
  • The Artful Escape

Winner: The Forgotten City (Developed by Modern Storyteller, Published by Dear Villagers) (Official Website)

The Forgotten City screenshot
The Forgotten City

Best Visuals

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Eastward
  • Sable
  • Sunlight
  • Genesis Noir

Winner: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Developed and published by Ember Lab) (Official Website)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits indie game screenshot
Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Original Concept

  • Before Your Eyes
  • The Forgotten City
  • Lemnis Gate
  • Toodee and Topdee
  • Maquette

Winner: Before Your Eyes (Developed by GoodbyeWorld Games, Published by Skybound Games) (Official Website)

Before Your Eyes screenshot
Before Your Eyes

Best Indie Studio

  • Acid Nerve (Death’s Door)
  • Modern Storyteller (The Forgotten City)
  • Four Quarters (Loop Hero)
  • Consumer Softproducts (Cruelty Squad)
  • GoodbyeWorld Games (Before Your Eyes)

Winner: Consumer Softproducts (Official Twitter)

Cruelty Squad screenshot
Cruelty Squad

The Into Indie Games Award for Individual Contribution to Indie Games

  • Christine Love (Founder of Love Conquers All Games, developer of Get in the Car, Loser!)
  • Daniel Mullins (Founder of Daniel Mullins Games, developer of Inscryption)
  • Greg Lobanov (Director of Chicory: A Colorful Tale)
  • Tanya X. Short (Co-founder of and Creative Director at Kitfox Games, developer of Boyfriend Dungeon)

Winner: Daniel Mullins (Official Website)

Inscryption indie game screenshot

Best Indie Game

  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Death’s Door
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Inscryption
  • Wildermyth

Winner: Before Your Eyes (Developed by GoodbyeWorld Games, Published by Skybound Games) (Official Website)

Before Your Eyes indie game screenshot
Before Your Eyes

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This Article was written by: Rahul Shirke

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