The International Gamers Awards (IGA) announced their Game of the Year selection during SPIEL.digital and the winner is Barrage! Barrage was designed by Simone Luciani and Tommaso Battista and published by Cranio Creations. The game received strong support from the IGA committee, with 6 first place votes from the 14 voters. It beat out The Crew for the win in a close contest.
Barrage is the second IGA award for Luciani, as he previously won for The Voyages of Marco Polo back in 2015. It’s Battista’s first IGA and the first win for Cranio as well.
In addition to Barrage and The Crew, the other short-listed games for the award were Azul: Summer Pavilion, Imperial Struggle, and Maracaibo. Seven other games received nominations.
The IGA is the last of the 2020 major gaming awards to be announced. The other winners were Pictures (SdJ) and The Crew (Kennerspiel and DSP awards).
Congratulations to Luciani, Battista, and Cranio Creations for their victory!