All finalists of the Independent Games Festival main competition will receive an offer to distribute their games on Steam, working directly with Valve to get their games on PC, Mac and Linux.

The main competition includes the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence In Design, Excellence In Art, Excellence In Narrative, Technical Excellence, Excellence in Audio, and the Nuovo Award, which each come with their own prizes and perks. Each category has six finalists, except the Nuovo Award, which has eight. Finalists are announced in January.

Past IGF winners include Braid, Fez, Super Meat Boy and Minecraft – just imagine if those games had launched to great fanfare, for the first time, on Steam.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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