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.
A $50,000 PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tournament will be hosted through G:loot’s Global Loot League.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake concept art from Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition makes its way online
Concept art of Final Fantasy 7 Remake is currently on display at Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Exhibition in Japan. Images of the exhibit have been posted online.
Latest Xbox One Preview update adds additional inactivity shutdown options, fixes various issues, more
Members of the Xbox One Preview Update Alpha ring will can now download the latest Xbox One system update.
Independent Games Festival
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.
The annual Independent Games Awards presented a wide spread of genres and styles with this year’s winners.