Bastion Nominated for ‘Game of the Year’ in the Inside Gaming Awards

Posted by Greg Kasavin on November 30, 2011

We’re very happy to announce that our debut title racked up six nominations in the 2011 Inside Gaming Awards! We really appreciate the recognition that Bastion received here — we’re the only independent game and the only non-sequel to have cracked the Game of the Year nominees list, where it feels like we’re among giants. The awards will be taking place on the evening of December 9, and will be live-streaming the event, so keep your fingers crossed for us.

Bastion Nominated for Game of the Year

We’re nominated in the following categories:
Game of the Year
Best Indie Game
Best Downloadable Game
Most Original Game
Best Original Score
Best Sound Design

We’d like to thank the judges of the Inside Gaming Awards for their consideration. We’re looking forward to attending the awards in Los Angeles next week! […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Greg Kasavin on November 24, 2011

Today is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, so we’re feeling right grateful for how the past couple of years have panned out since Supergiant first started, and for our families and friends who supported us along the way. Here’s a moment from Bastion to mark the occasion! (Click for the hi-res version.)

Just as important, we’re grateful to all of you who picked up Bastion this year and got us to this point, and for all your thoughtful emails, blog posts, notes, really everything you’ve done to give us your feedback.

I like to say that the one thing all seven of us at Supergiant have in common is that we’ve loved playing games all our lives. If you’re a long-time game player then you know how frustrating it can be to see real-world pressures and cynicism creep into the game industry from time to time… games are supposed to be a retreat from all that. It’s all the more reason why we’re grateful for what we’ve got, happy to have made something that’s left a strong impression on many of you, and lucky to be in a position to be able to try and do it again (and, with any luck, again and again after that). We live in interesting times, but then we also live in times when for a few bucks and a few minutes you can have access to a whole bunch of wonderful gaming experiences (i.e., this year’s Steam sale, which Bastion is a small part of). So as Rucks would say, it ain’t all bad. Happy holidays. […]

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Bastion Picks Up Five Nominations in the Spike VGA Awards!

Posted by Greg Kasavin on November 16, 2011

We were thrilled to learn that Bastion earned five nominations in four categories in the forthcoming Spike VGA Awards, which will be live on Spike on December 10! The winners and nominees are selected by an advisory council that includes reps from just about every major North American gaming publication, so it’s a real honor.

We’re nominated in the following categories:
Best Downloadable Game
Best Independent Game
Best Song in a Game (we got nominated twice here!)
Best Original Score

Follow those links to go in and cast a vote for us, or some other more deserving game if you see fit!

Thank you to the VGA Advisory Council for the consideration, and congratulations and good luck to all the nominees! […]

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Bastion Steam Sale and More!

Posted by Greg Kasavin on November 2, 2011

Hey, it’s an exciting day for us, as a lot’s happening this week. Check it out:

Bastion Midweek Madness Sale on Steam: Get Bastion for 50% off now through Thursday, November 3 on Steam! If you’ve been holding off on getting the game or thinking about getting it for a friend, now’s the perfect opportunity.

Supergiant Games AMA on Reddit: We’re answering all your questions on Reddit! We’ve been wanting to do this for a while.

Bastion Soundtrack Giveaway on IGN: Check out IGN Prime where right now members can download Bastion’s much-vaunted soundtrack for free…! […]

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