Philadelphia’s game development scene is one fantastic scene to be a part of.

Whether we’re talking about video games, board games, card games, or tabletop games, if it’s been built in Philadelphia and is part of the world of gaming, we are thrilled to honor it.

The Nominees

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<h2>These French Fires are Terrible Hot Dogs</h2>
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These French Fires are Terrible Hot Dogs


In Shawn Pierre’s card game, players use lies and deception to convince one another that they have the best hot dog, hat or other object. An IndieCade 2013 selection, and with nearly $20,000 in Kickstarter backers the game’s hilarious premise captured the public, which responded well.

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<h2>Coin Crypt</h2>
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Coin Crypt


Last year’s Game of the Year winner, Greg Lobanov, is back with another amazing title, Coin Crypt. A roguelike card game currently on Steam’s early access, Coin Crypt brings gamers into a world where coins are your weapons and currencyas you explore dungeons rich in coins and danger. He’s created a deep, immerse universe and once again continues to be a one-man development machine.

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<h2>Drive to Hell</h2>
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Drive to Hell


A free iOS and Android game, Drive to Hell is the debut title from Philadelphia’s newest game studio, Ghost Crab Games. With an old school, shoot-em-up pixelated feel, it’s an exciting retro game with a thrilling soundtrack. A two-person team run by Chris Hoopes and Dustin Twilley, Ghost Crab has released a great debut title. We can’t wait to see what they do next.

Previous Winners

Perfection

Perfection

Greg Lobanov

A simple minimalistic game, Perfection was built by Drexel University student Greg Lobanov, who operates his one man indie game company Dumb & Fat Games. Perfection is a simple and soothing puzzle game that has players cutting up shapes so they fit into new outlines. Everything is randomly generated, so the gamer never sees the same puzzle twice. With no game overs or time limits, it’s a forgiving game in a landscape of brutally difficult puzzlers.

Jamestown

Final Form Games

With their breakout hit Jamestown, Final Form Games put themselves on the indie game map in a big way. A unique story, an incredible shooter that brought nostalgic gamers back to the Shmup days with an awesome soundtrack, Jamestown captured the hearts of gamers everywhere.