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IGF winners

These are the 2015 Independent Games Festival winners


Space exploration game Outer Wilds takes grand prize
Mar 05
The winners of the 17th Annual Independent Games Festival were revealed last night in San Francisco and, my goodness, I've got names to Google today. I hardly recognize any of these! Excellence in Visual Art ($3,000) - Metam... read
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IGF 2015

2015 Independent Games Festival finalists named


A bunch of cool games are getting awards soon
Jan 07
We're a couple months away from March's Game Developers Conference, where everyone has to travel to where I live (uh, the city, not my home) and I just get to roll out of a nice non-hotel bed and make my way to appointments. ... read
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2014 IGF

Westerado and Risk of Rain are 2014 IGF student winners


That forced perspective puzzle game also got a nod
Jan 22
The Student Showcase winners have been announced for the 2014 Independent Games Festival and a few of the names are surprising to see. I had no idea Westerado, for instance, was a student project. Wow. Risk of Rain similarly ... read
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2014 IGF

2014 Independent Games Festival finalists named


DEVICE 6, Jazzpunk, The Stanely Parable, and more nominated
Jan 07
The Main Competition finalists for the 16th annual Independent Games Festival have been announced ahead of the awards ceremony on March 19, 2014 in San Francisco. For this year's Seumas McNally Grand Prize, it's between: The... read
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IGF

Over a record 1000 entries to the 2014 IGF


That's a lot. No really, a lot.
Nov 12
It feels like every year the Independent Games Festival gets bigger and bigger but that's definitely the case with the student prize. There have been over 1000 entrants to the 2014 IGF in total, split between the Main and St... read
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Free stealth game for PC

Download Path of Shadows for free and sneak up on people


I'd prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around
Nov 01
It seems that there are more interesting-looking free games hitting the PC lately than I have time to play. The latest free game you can check out is The Path of Shadows, a stealth-based game of assassination where the playe... read
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Gunpoint

Gunpoint's stealth puzzles look delightfully morbid


A Steam release is in the works
Apr 23
This trailer for Gunpoint serves as an excellent introduction to the PC stealth-puzzle game, which you need to be introduced to if you haven't been already. The video itself is a glorified walkthrough from designer... read
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IGF award-winning game takes an unusual approach to decision making
In yet another stellar interview, Spencer Hayes speaks with Justin Elliot of Cardboard Computer about their game, Kentucky Route Zero, which took the IGF award for "Excellence in Visual Arts." But it's the way player choice is managed that has captured Spencer's interest in this unique, narrative-driven title. read feature

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We all win

Cart Life and FTL win big at the Indie Games Festival


I would have given all the awards to Kentucky Route Zero, but I guess this is fair too
Mar 28
The Game Developers Conference currently going on in San Francisco is home to the Independent Games Festival. A couple of months ago, the finalists were revealed. Last night, the winners were revealed. Richard Hofmeier’... read
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Steam indie deals

Steam starts 2013 Indie Spring Sale


Hundreds of games included
Mar 21
Now through March 29, Steam will be running its Indie Spring Sale. There are discounts on some real hits that have been featured at the Independent Games Festival as well as a selection from PAX East. If you've been known to ... read
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Prepare your ears

'Rhythmic awareness' required for platformer 140


New game from Limbo's lead gameplay designer
Feb 16
At first glance, I was ready to write off 140 for its unabashedly simple art style. Silly me. I should know better than to do something like that by now. Nominated for Excellence in Audio at the 2013 Independent Games Festiv... read
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Independent Games Festival 2013 finalists announced


Hotline Miami, FTL, and more up for awards
Jan 07
The annual Independent Games Festival will be taking place on March 27 during GDC 2013 and the list of main competition finalists has now been revealed. Pruned from a list of over 580 entries, the nominees here are truly some... read
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Awesome Shark Volcano, the team behind the IGF nominated Nous, was able to take some time with me after the Game Developers Conference was over to talk a bit about their game, Nous. We covered everything from the histor... read feature

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GDC: 2012 Independent Games Festival award winners


Mar 08
Last night's 2012 Independent Games Festival awards show was totally refreshing. It wasn't some flashy television event where scantily-clad dancers and lasers give way to booming game trailers. Each of the night's winners wer... read
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OnLive to host demos of IGF nominated games on Facebook


Feb 28
The Independent Games Festival nominees will have demos hosted on Facebook, courtesy of cloud-gaming service OnLive. They're calling it the OnLive Indie Showcase, and it will run from today through March 11, showcasing 16 ind... read
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The winners of the 2012 IGF Student Showcase


Jan 14
Following the Main Competition finalists of the 2012 Independent Games Festival are the eight Student Showcase winners. Beyond the exposure and glory that comes with earning top honors, each team is getting $500 for making th... read
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2012 IGF Main Competition finalists named


Jan 10
The results are in for the 2012 Independent Games Festival. Hundreds of entrants were narrowed down considerably, and what we're left with is a delightful collection of very different games. The finalists for the Seumas McNal... read






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