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IGF 2010 winners revealed

Monaco and Limbo are names to watch.

Stylish co-op crime caper Monaco has won top honours at the Independent Games Festival 2010.

Pocketwatch's creation was hailed as Best Independent Game and took home the $20,000 Seamus McNally Grand Prize. Monaco also scooped Excellence in Design.

The other games nominated for the Seamus McNally Grand Prize were Joe Danger, Trauma, Rocketbirds: Revolution! and Super Meat Boy!.

PlayDead's stark platformer Limbo, previewed on the site today, was another multi-award winner, earning Excellence in Visual Art and Technical Excellence. Closure Team's puzzle platformer Closure was recognised for Excellence in Audio.

The renamed Nuovo (Innovation Award), which honours unconventional game development, went to Cactus for puzzle game Tuning.

Finally, the award for Best Student Game went to Ragtime Games' platformer Continuity and IGF Mobile Best Game went to Tiger Style's Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor.

The Direct2Drive Vision Award was given to Press Play's Max & The Magic Marker, and the Audience Award was claimed by Heroes of Newerth by S2 Games.

These winners were picked from 301 entrants and judged by a panel of 170 industry veterans and journalists. Previous winners include Braid, Audiosurf, Castle Crashers and World of Goo.

In other words, remember the name Monaco.