IGF2012.jpgMonaco developer Andy Schatz hosted the 14th annual Independent Games Festival awards show this evening. Over 800 entries filled the student and main competitions.

Until March 11, OnLive users across the U.S. and UK can play 16 of this year's IGF nominees and honorable mentions. Each game is available as a 30-minute free trial on the OnLive Facebook page.

Here are the winners:

Best Student Game: Way, The Way Team
Technical Excellence: Antichamber, Demruth Games
Excellence in Audio: Botanicula, Amanita Design
Excellence in Design: Spelunky, Mossmouth
Excellence in Visual Arts: Dear Esther, thechineseroom
Best Mobile Game: Beat Sneak Bandit, Simogo
Audience Award: Frozen Synapse, Mode 7 Games
XBLA Award: Super Time Force, Capy Games
Nuovo Award: Storyteller, Daniel Benmergui
Seumas McNally Grand Prize: Fez, Polytron Corporation

Congratulations to all those who managed to submit an entry to the IGF and those who won!