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2014-03-20 00:21:47

Tale of Tales' Luxuria Superbia, Simogo's DEVICE 6, Jason Roberts' Gorogoa, Hopoo Games' Risk of Rain and Galactic Cafe's The Stanley Parable Round Out the Night's Winners SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucas Pope's Papers, Please received the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game and its accompanying $30,000 cash prize this evening at the 16th Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 at the Moscone...

2014-01-22 12:24:45

Competition Celebrates Most Innovative Up-and-Coming Talent from Universities and Game Development Programs Worldwide SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixteenth annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the winners of the twelfth annual Student Showcase, celebrating the most innovative and original games developed by university game programs and students from across the globe during the past year. The student talent showcased by the 2014 Student Showcase...

2013-03-28 00:20:36

Subset Games' FTL: Faster Than Light Wins Design and Audience Awards SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cart Life, Richard Hofmeier's realistic, sometimes heart-breaking game about food cart workers trying to achieve their dreams, earned the Seumas McNally Award for Best Independent Game and its associated $30,000 cash prize this evening at the 15(th) Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted by the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Convention Center in San...

2013-01-07 16:23:24

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries are announcing the Main Competition finalists for its historic 15th annual awards - nominating nearly 30 outstanding independent game titles to come out of the worldwide community in the past year. This year's finalists for the most prestigious independent video game awards and showcase were each picked by a discipline-specific set of expert juries, following playthroughs and recommendations of the 580+...

2012-08-09 06:28:22

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers are now officially opening submissions for the 2013 Independent Games Festival, to be held at GDC 2013 in San Francisco next March. The longest-running and highest-profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase is now accepting entries to the 15(th) annual Festival, with deadlines in the Main and Student Showcase categories by October 17th and October 31st respectively, and finalists to be announced on January 2013....

2012-03-07 22:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Montreal-based developer Polytron Corporation proved 2D and 3D environments can get along in Fez, the unique 'perspective-shifting' platformer which earned the Seumas McNally Award for Best Independent Game and the $30,000 grand prize this evening at the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted by the Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Fez and its lead developer Phil Fish make headlines again...

2012-01-13 10:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Games Festival has announced the eight Student Showcase winners for the fourteenth annual presentation of its prestigious awards, celebrating the brightest and most innovative creations to come out of universities and games programs from around the world in the past year. This year's showcase of top student talent includes the lithograph-sketched 2D logic puzzler The Bridge, from Case Western Reserve...

2012-01-10 10:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Independent Games Festival (IGF) juries have announced the Main Competition finalists for the 14th annual presentation of its awards, celebrating the brightest creatives and the most influential game designs to come out of the independent community in the past year. This year's finalists for the most prestigious indie game awards, each picked by a discipline-specific set of expert juries after recommendations from...

2011-06-30 09:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The UBM TechWeb Game Network, organizer of the industry-leading Game Developers Conference® events, has officially opened submissions for the 2012 Independent Games Festival, being held at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2012 in San Francisco next March 5 - 9. The Independent Games Festival (IGF) is the longest-running and highest-profile independent video game festival, summit, and showcase, and is now accepting entries...

2011-03-02 22:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Swedish developer Mojang's acclaimed 3D world-building sandbox title, Minecraft was a big winner at the 13th Annual Independent Games Festival tonight at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, earning the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game, as well as the community-voted Audience Award. In a diverse set of award-winners, other Independent Games Festival award recipients included Frictional Games' psychological horror...