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Get an IGF 2015-nominated game for free today only

PRY, a finalist in Excellence in Narrative at the 2015 Independent Games Festival, is free today on the App Store. PRY is a hybrid game, containing elements of film, literature and gaming. It tells the story of a Gulf War demolitions expert, allowing players to dive into his thoughts and explore hi...

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IGF 2015 finalists: The Talos Principle, 80 Days, Invisible Inc.

Finalists for the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 17th annual Independent Games Festival awards are Klei Entertainment's Invisible Inc., Croteam's The Talos Principle, Inkle Studios' 80 Days, Patrick Smith's Metamorphabet, 11 Bit Studio's This War of Mine and Team Outer Wilds' Outer Wilds...

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IGF 2015 now accepting submissions

Indie developers, it's time to start applying the final coat of polish to your star projects. The Independent Games Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2015 event, giving eligible devs the chance to compete across multiple featured categories. IGF entrants compete for over $50,000 in p...

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Devolver Humble Bundle has games, films; supports Brandon Boyer

The Devolver Digital Double Debut bundle offers a mix of screen-based activities – five games and five movies – now through March 16. It's hosted by Humble Bundle, so some items are available for whatever price you want, and others unlock if you pay more than a certain amount, this time...

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Independent Games Festival reveals 2014 Student Showcase winners

Independent Games Festival organizers have revealed the winners of this year's IGF Student Showcase category, honoring entries from the NHTV University of Applied Science, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Cambridge, among other institutions. This year's top picks feature Hopoo G...

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Comedy adventure Jazzpunk out on Feb. 7

Necrophone Games' offbeat espionage-themed adventure game, Jazzpunk, will hit Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms via Steam and as a DRM-free download on February 7, developer Luis Hernandez announced this week. Published by Adult Swim Games, Jazzpunk promises a unique tale set in an alternate C...

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IGF 2014 finalists: Device 6, Papers, Please, Don't Starve, The Stanley Parable, more

Finalists in the Independent Games Festival for 2014 have been announced, running the gamut of creativity and novelty that characterizes the indie games scene. This year in particular saw a record number of student submissions. Simogo's Device 6 – one of our favorite games of 2013 – ...

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IGF 2014 is, like, super popular

People are really into this whole "video game" thing – the annual Independent Games Festival has once again received a record number of entries, this year with 656 Main Competition contestants, topping last year's record of 589. Games in the running for an IGF 2014 award include Dejobaan's...

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Valve renews IGF deal, finalists to be offered Steam distribution

Valve will offer Independent Game Festival finalists the chance to bring their games to Steam, renewing the agreement set in place last year. As the IGF announcement notes, several of last year's finalists came to Valve's portal after being nominated, including Gone Home, MirrorMoon EP, and Kentuck...

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IGF 2014 axes Technical Excellence category, ups finalists minimum to six

Independent Games Festival Chairman Brandon Boyer revealed new policies for IGF 2014 after the festival opened to submissions last week. The removal of the Technical Excellence category stands as this year's most significant change. Boyer says the decision stems from the "rise of widespread, af...

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