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3:30 PM on 01.22.2014

Westerado and Risk of Rain are 2014 IGF student winners

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 ...

Jordan Devore


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2:00 PM on 01.07.2014

2014 Independent Games Festival finalists named

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...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 11.12.2013

Over a record 1000 entries to the 2014 IGF

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...

Alasdair Duncan



Download Path of Shadows for free and sneak up on people photo
Download Path of Shadows for free and sneak up on people
by Joshua Derocher

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 player controls shadows.

It was created by five students from Spain, and they have submitted it to IGF. Their plan was to create a twenty-minute-long demo that would show off their skills. It looks like a lot of fun, and I will definitely be downloading this to check out this weekend.

Path of Shadows: a free student-made stealth game, now available to download [PC Gamer]

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10:30 PM on 04.23.2013

Gunpoint's stealth puzzles look delightfully morbid

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...

Jordan Devore

4:15 PM on 04.11.2013

Kentucky Route Zero makes player choices more discrete

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.

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 AM on 03.28.2013

Cart Life and FTL win big at the Indie Games Festival

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’...

Steven Hansen

3:15 PM on 03.21.2013

Steam starts 2013 Indie Spring Sale

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 ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 02.16.2013

'Rhythmic awareness' required for platformer 140

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...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 01.07.2013

Independent Games Festival 2013 finalists announced

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...

Alasdair Duncan

3:00 PM on 03.11.2012

GDC: Interview with the indie team behind Nous

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...

Chris Morris





7:00 AM on 03.08.2012

GDC: 2012 Independent Games Festival award winners

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...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 02.28.2012

OnLive to host demos of IGF nominated games on Facebook

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...

Dale North

3:00 AM on 01.14.2012

The winners of the 2012 IGF Student Showcase

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...

Jordan Devore

5:45 PM on 01.10.2012

2012 IGF Main Competition finalists named

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...

Jordan Devore