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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.

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