2010 Independent Games Festival receives record amount of entires

By Stephany Nunneley
3 November 2009 22:51 GMT


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 be named in January with winners announced at GDC in March.

The list of entries can be found over on the official website.

Full PR past the break.

2010 Independent Games Festival Gets Record Main Competition Entries

The organizers of the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival — the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide — are proud to announce record entry numbers for IGF 2010’s Main Competition, for which entries closed last night.

This year’s Main Competition — just one of the three IGF competitions taking place this year — amassed 306 game entries, many of them new titles from leading indie developers.

Information, screenshots and videos on each of the IGF Main Competition entries are now available on IGF.com. This total entry tally comprises 35% more games than last year’s record 226 Main Competition entries, itself a 30% increase on the previous year — showing the continuing popularity of independent games and the IGF.

This year’s IGF entries will be checked and distributed to the more than 150 notable industry judges for evaluation, before finalists are announced in January 2010 and winners awarded at the IGF ceremony during Game Developers Conference 2010 in San Francisco next March.

IGF 2010 organizers are reminding that games are due for submission in the free to enter Student Showcase category by November 15th, 2009, and entries to the IGF Mobile competition — encompassing iPhone, mobile phone, PSP, DS, Android and other handheld games — are due by December 1st, 2009.

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