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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, Excel...

December 6th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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INT. BOYER FLAT - NIGHTBRANDON Boyer, Independent Games Festival chairman, sits at his computer. Hands shaking, he types out changes to the 15th annual independent games festival awards. He whispers his revisions as he types. BRANDON We're adding a new category to this year's festival, 'Excellence...

November 20th 2012 at 9:40am 0 Comments
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Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. This week, former GSC developer and co-founder of Sumom Games, Eugeny Yatsuk, talks space chickens...

November 4th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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The 2013 edition of the Independent Games Festival Main Competition received a record number of submissions. 589 games are in the running for next year's prizes, versus a paltry 567 in 2012. To accommodate the massive influx of games, the Main Competition award categories will consider six finalist...

October 24th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The 2013 Independent Games Festival, held at GDC in San Francisco next March, is now accepting entries for the main and Student Showcase categories. The deadline for entries to the main competition is October 17 and the Student Showcase deadline is October 31, both at 11:59 p.m. PDT.The main compet...

August 9th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments