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12th Annual Showcase for Independent Games Returns to the GDC With Close to $50,000 in Prizes
Posted by stenchy on Jul 10th, 2009
The IGF is pretty much the holy grail for independent games. Not only does your game have the chance to be selected for widespread exposure, but you get a free trip to party with like-minded developers. The submission period for IGF 2010 has opened up, allowing indie devs the opportunity to join the ranks of other notable IGF winners like Aquaria, Crayon Physics, World of Goo and Audiosurf.
[blockquote]Games selected as finalists will be available in playable form on the GDC show floor and will compete for nearly $50,000 in prizes, including awards for Excellence in Design, Art, the Audience Award and the coveted $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Winners will be announced on stage at the prestigious Independent Games Festival Awards on Wednesday, March 11, 2010, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
The Independent Games Festival Awards are held alongside the Game Developers Choice Awards and both award shows are part of the 2010 Game Developers Conference. GDC 2010 also includes the 2010 Independent Games Summit, which is entering its fourth year and offers two days of inspiration and practical lectures and rants from the top minds in the independent games world.[/blockquote]
This year's number of judges has "more than doubled", allowing for a greater depth of play with all entries considered. Here's the run down on important dates:
Be sure to visit Igf.com for all the details. Good luck to all who decide to enter!