IGF 2011 headlines

IGF Chairman: We have a responsibility to support indie games

Brandon Boyer, chairman of the Independent Games Festival, said today at GDC Europe that gamers have a responsibility to buy games that attempt to push the medium forward.

  • RDR, Minecraft and Amnesia scoop big GDC awards

    Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption was the main winner of the night at the Game Developers Choice Awards, while the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards have also been kind to favourites Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent

  • Creator: The Cat and the Coup is a success

    The Cat and The Coup is a success in more than one way, scoring critical acclaim and an IGF nomination, but co-creator Kurosh ValaNejad says communicating with intended users is all the success it needs.

  • IGF Student Showcase winners announced

    The thirteenth annual Independent Games Festival is, as usual, shaping up into a delight for the senses. Over 280 entrants battled it out to win a place in this year’s Student Showcase, but at last, the judges have selected the crème de la crème – eight victorious indie delights from the somewhat disturbing Octodad to […]

  • IGF finalists announced, Minecraft and Amnesia big cheeses

    As BigDownload notes, the finalists for the 2011 Independent Games Festival have been announced, with Minecraft and Amnesia: The Dark Descent both receiving three nominations each, including one for the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

  • Indie Games Festival draws nearly 400 entrants

    The 13th annual Independent Games Festival released the names of nearly 400 entrants aiming for this year’s gold.