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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 (...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 


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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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'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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 history behind Nous' ...   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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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