Independent Games Festival

Valve and Independent Games Festival renew agreement to bring 2014 finalists to Steam

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 […]

Independent Games Festival headlines

  • Cart Life takes out Independent Games Festival grand prize

    Depressingly realistic business sim Cart Life has walked home with three of the Independent Games Festival’s 2013 awards, including the Seumas McNally grand prize.

  • IGF 2012 Awards: Fez takes top gong, Dear Esther wins visual nod

    The annual Independent Games Awards presented a wide spread of genres and styles with this year’s winners.

  • Bleszinski and Schatz to host GDC and IGF award shows, respectively

    Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski will host the 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards and Monaco creator Andy Schatz will once again be hosting the 14th annual Independent Games Festival awards, according to GDC organizers. Both award ceremonies take place during GDC, Wednesday, March 7 at 6.30pm PST. Thanks, Gamasutra.

  • Limbo coming to Xbox Live Arcade this summer

    Three years after its development was initially announced, Independent Game Festival finalist Limbo will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade this summer.

  • 2010 Independent Games Festival receives record amount of entires

    Organizers for the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival announced today that it has received a record number of entries for the 2010 edition. This year marks the highest number of entries to the festival with 306 titles slated for the Main Competition, and after the 150 judges get their hands on each one, finalists will […]

  • Former Edge editor Kris Graft joins Gamasutra, IGF

    Former US Edge Online editor Kris Graft has taken on the roll of Content Director for the Independent Games Festival, and as Senior Contributing Editor for Gamasutra. His main focus with the IGF will be expanding the judge panel and providing creative feedback on the event. Graft’s contributions to Gamasutra will be daily.