There are so many quality Free RPGs on the Internet that, even though Free games are considered for the Indie Game of the Year Award, they really deserve their own category. This category honors the game designers who make their works of passion and then offer them for free. Note: If a Free game wins the main award and this Sub-Award, the runner up for this Sub-Award is chosen instead.
It's always cool when games can incorporate nonverbal components.
Sign begins with a premise that seems far out, even for boundary-pushing roleplaying games, but quickly zeroes in on a core of humane, heartfelt empathy in play. It's a truly beautiful experience to play.
This game is amazing, and that it's free is clearly a mistake.
Harsh, brave and essential
While a lot of folks won't actually play this game, it's one that's worth reading just to confront the ideas it presents.
I've always liked concepts where the players build their own legends.
I love games based on composition, especially poetry.
Nanogames have a special appeal.