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It's a magical night

Let's watch the 2016 IGF and GDC Awards right here, right now

The video game industry isn't done handing out awards for last year's titles. There are a pair of ceremonies happening tonight in San Francisco, one right after the other. First up, it's the Independent Games Festival Awards, hosted by Capy...

 
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2016 IGF

These are the 2016 Independent Games Festival finalists

The 2016 Independent Games Festival has figured out its finalists. The Seumas McNally Grand Prize will go to either Darkest Dungeon, Her Story, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Mini Metro, Superhot, or Undertale. If you're a regular reader...

 
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IGF winners

These are the 2015 Independent Games Festival winners

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) - Metamorphabet (...

 
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IGF 2015

2015 Independent Games Festival finalists named

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. One of the stap...

 
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2014 IGF

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 caught me off g...

 
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2014 IGF

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 Stanley Parabl...

 
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IGF

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 Student competiti...

 
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Free stealth game for PC

Download Path of Shadows for free and sneak up on people

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 shad...

 
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Gunpoint

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 Tom Francis, a...

 
Kentucky Route Zero
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

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We all win

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’s Cart Life too...

 
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Steam indie deals

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 hold out, chanc...

 
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Prepare your ears

'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 Festival, 140 is the ...

 
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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 of the best in...

 
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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

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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 were actual game m...

 
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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 indie titles. OnLi...

 
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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 the cut. ($3,000 ...

 
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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 McNally Grand Prize ...

 

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People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
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Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
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God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
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In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
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I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
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Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
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When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
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Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
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Saw this on Twitter, had to share

 
Sarah Jane Farron

:( Today has been pretty bad for Really dislike Nioh and stuck with terrible players on my teams on both Overwatch and TF2 with the latter taking an hour to figure out how to launch it without it I say! Sleep and onwards to tomorrow!

 
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Thing Im trying to sort from the Avengers movies: Everyone is absolved for succumbing to mind control except for Tony And Scarlett Witch sends Hulk to terrorize a Loki gets out of warping minds with a But hes my brothe from

 
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While debate rages on over who is best waifu and best robotu in Overwatch, its abundantly clear that Hanzo is best

 
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Was nervous because I thought you botched getting the Morion Blade if you didnt get Yuria to talk about Orbeck before finishing the Usurpation Turns out you can still do I did do it right after killing Dragonslayer so that helped?

 
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done with all my classes for the semester! SUMMER TIME IS FINALLY HERE!!

 
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I cant seem to summon up any interest in I like the look, the music, the upbeat approach, and Road Hog is my kinda But I just dont feel All I see is another Titanfall, another Heroes of the

 
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PSA the May 5th Open Beta of Overwatch seems to have already started, at least on Though so far Ive only done the tutorial

 
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OnlyWatch no more! At least not until Monday :D

 
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Got codes for Shantae Pirates curse for 3DS and Affordable space adventures, and retro city rampage for the

 
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This is my cover photo on Facebook and it makes me smile

 
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Star Wars Episode Red: Coming Soon!

 
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That feeling when you get 100% on the semester long project, meaning you got 100% for the entire

 
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I tried the Nioh demo and I just dislike it so I love the idea but I feel like the execution is so Takes what From Software does right and makes it Some love it but for me, its so flawed I feel its Nothing positive for

 

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