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It's peculiarly engrossing, darkly ominous, and a fascinating exploration of morality versus progress.

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The New Yorker
Best Game of 2013
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Wired
Best Game of 2013
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Forbes
Top Indie Game 2013
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IGF 2014
Grand Prize
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BAFTA
Best Strategy & Sim
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Ars Technica
Best Game of 2013
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Destructoid
Best PC Game of 2013
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PC World
Best Game of 2013
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GameCity
GameCity Prize 2014
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SXSW
Cultural Innovation
WINNER
IGF 2014
Excellence in Design
WINNER
IGF 2014
Excellence in Narrative
WINNER
GDCA 2014
Innovation Award
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GDCA 2014
Best Downloadable
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Games For Change
Most Innovative 2014
WINNER
Games For Change
Best Gameplay 2014
FINALIST
The Escapist
Reader's Choice 2013
TOP 10
The LA Times
Best Games of 2013
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LARA Game Awards
Best PC Game 2014
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Patrick Klepek
Giant Bomb
Best Game of 2013
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Destructoid
Best Story of 2013
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Dean Evans
Giant Bomb
Best Game of 2013
TOP 5
Leigh Alexander
Gamasutra
Best Games of 2013
TOP 3
IGN
Top Indie Games 2013
TOP 2
Dan Teasdale
Giant Bomb
Top Games of 2013
TOP 3
Greg Kasavin
Giant Bomb
Top Games of 2013
TOP 5
Kris Graft
Gamasutra
Best Games of 2013
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Best Mechanics 2013
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Penny Arcade
We're Right Awards
TOP 2
Austin Chronicle
Top Games of 2013
TOP 3
Gamezebo
Best Games of 2013
TOP 5
The AU Review
Best Games of 2013
TOP 5
My ETV Media
Best Indie Games 2013
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PC Gamer
GOTY 2013
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GameSpot
PC GOTY 2013
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CEDEC 2014
Game Design
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Spike VGX
Best Indie Game 2013
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Spike VGX
Best PC Game 2013
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IGN
Great Missed Games 2013
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IndieCade
Night Games 2013
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Digital Spy
Best Games of 2013
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Softpedia
Indie GOTY 2013