The 2011 Independent Games Festival
has named the winners of this year's Student Showcase. Created by student teams all over the world, each of the eight titles will be featured and playable at the 2011 Game Developers Conference next month. The games also serve as finalists for Best Student Game at the IGF awards, which will be presented on March 2.
The finalists cover a wide swath of styles and gameplay concepts, from ambient shooters to Myst
-like adventures. And then there's the one about an octopus trying to make it in human society
. See the list of nominees, with links to their IGF pages, after the break.