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Independent Games Festival announces nominees for Direct2Drive Vision Awards

While the Independent Games Festival has already announced most of the the nominees for the 2011 awards, the folks at the PC game download site Direct2Drive have now announced the nominees for this year's Vision Award. The five games were picked from the finalists of this year's IGF listed games and are competing for a $10,000 prize among other awards.

The five games nominated this year are:
Flotilla - Blendo Games
Confetti Carnival - SpikySnail Games
Hazard: The Journey for Life
- Alexander Bruce's Demruth
NightSky - Nicalis
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
- Frictional Games

Meanwhile there's still time for people to vote for their favorite game in the IGF's Audience Awards. Votes will be taken until midnight Pacific time on February 18.

One-day Steam sales hit the ground on Sunday

The big summer sale for the Steam PC game download service continues today as a ton of titles have had their prices cut. From now until 1 pm Eastern time on Sunday the games listed below will be discounted even more than they would under the current sale. Break out the debit cards for this one.
  • EVE Online: Tyrannis - $1.99
  • Flotilla - $2.50
  • Half-Life - $1.99
  • Gothic Bundle (two games) - $1.99
  • Max Payne - $2.49
  • Kane and Lynch: Dead Men - $4.99
  • Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - $19.90
  • All Civilization games (except Civilization V) - 75 percent off

Flotilla released; demo available for download

While there are a ton of space strategy games out there, only a few are fully 3D in that they use space in the same way that Kirk used to defeat Khan in Star Trek II. Developer Blendo Games' newly launched indie title Flotilla is giving gamers a chance to use "three dimensional thinking" while playing in their space battles.

The game is now available to purchase and download from the developer for $10. In addition to the space battles there are some adventure game elements that involve talking animals like cats. Yep, it's that kind of a game. If you want a chance to try Flotilla out, you are in luck as we have the demo available for download:

Download the Flotilla demo from Big Download (57 MB)

Upcoming indie game Flotilla gives us that Homeworld feeling

While we have seen a number of space strategy games released in the last few years, none of them have given us that Homeworld feeling. Relic's classic RTS game used 3D space for its battles in a way that has yet to really be duplicated. That's why the announcement of Flotilla from indie developer Blendo Games caught our eye.

While the game uses rather simple graphics it's gameplay seems to be anything but. As you can see in the video after the jump, it's a turn based game but uses the full 3D space to battle enemy space ships. The result? A game design that, while not a pure RTS game, is about as close to Homeworld's design as we are going to get. Flotilla's single player game looks to be a combo of strategy and adventure (panda bears are involved) and yes there will be both co-op and skirmish gameplay for multiplayer. The game is due for a downloadable release on the PC later this month but no price point has been announced.
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