Direct2Drive has announced the five finalists for the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival, to be held March 11th at the Games Developers Conference, with three of the games being WiiWare titles.

Max and the Magic Marker, NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits and Super Meat Boy have all been nominated for the Direct2Drive Vision Award, which aims to celebrate games that present new ideas and concepts which will help spark innovation in gaming.

The Independent Games Festival was established in 1998 to showcase and encourage the innovation that independent developers bring to gaming and to give much deserved recognition to the very best studios.

World of Goo is the only WiiWare title to have previously received an award at the festival, when it picked up the Design Innovation and Technical Excellence awards back in 2008.