IGF 2014 sees over 1,000 entries, record student numbers

The Independent Games Festival attracted a record number of student contestants this year, pushing the competition's total number of entries to over 1,000.

Student Competition highlights for IGF 2014 include the Kickstarter-funded platformer-roguelike Risk of Rain and HKU University of the Arts Utrecht's Westerado, along with motion-controlled experiments like the Oculus Rift-powered Anamnesis and Perfect Woman, a Kinect pose-mimicking collaboration between CLA Game Lab and Filmakademy Baden-Wurttemberg.

IGF's Main Competition saw 656 entries this year, including indie standouts like Blendo Games' Quadrilateral Cowboy and Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne. Award winners will be announced in March.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.