Category Archives: IGF 2014
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 | 01:53 BST
The next Independent Games Festival will be quite a doozy, as organisers have announced yet another record-breaking round of entrants. 656 games have been submitted for the main competition, up from last year’s 589, which was at the time the highest number of entrant to date. The festival’s award show is using a different format this year, dropping the Technical Excellence category to allow for six finalists in each category. The IGF Awards take place during GDC in San Francisco in March.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 | 20:45 BST
The Independent Games Festival and Valve have renewed a deal struck last year, which will see all shortlisted finalists released on Steam without having to go through the Greenlight process. All main competition finalists will be provided with a distribution deal. Thanks to the 2013 deal, games such as Gone Home, Kentucky Route Zero and Cart Life were all published on the service without needing final approval. The 16th IGF takes place March 17-21, 2014. Finalists will be announced January and submissions are currently open. Thanks, PC Gamer.