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The organizers of the 15th annual Independent Games Festival are proud to announce that the event has once again seen record entry numbers for its latest Main Competition.

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After a few months of submissions, the final list of entrants in the 2013 IGF is here and judging is about to commence. In total, the GDC 2013 co-located festival attracted 589 Main Competition entries from both already renowned indie developers and first-time entrants, just topping the record-breaking 567 games that the show saw in 2012.

Our our editor henley is among the judges this year and is already enjoying the mammoth task of playing through the many and varied indie games submitted. Everyone is welcome to check out the full list of entries now.


With the event growing ever larger, IGF 2013 has expanded each of its Main Competition award categories to six finalists (except Nuovo, which has 8 finalists). The Main Competition finalists will be announced in January 2013, and all will be available in playable form at a larger, expanded IGF pavilion on the GDC show floor.

Once again, winners will be honored on stage during the IGF Awards ceremony during the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March which we shall be attending and covering on the site. Looking forward to see who joins last years winners which includes Mossmouth's Spelunky, Polytron's Fez, and Capy Games' Super Time Force.

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