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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Fingle

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. We at Joystiq believe no one deserves to starve, and many indie developers are entitled to a...

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Fezes are cool: An afternoon with Phil Fish

Amidst the gridlocked, city-wide pandemonium that is SXSW Interactive, I was able to rescue Fez's lead designer and artist Phil Fish from a pack of ravenous, business-card waving fans long enough for an interview. We set up at the quiet end of the Palmer Events Center's glass-lined second floor,...

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Fez wins 2012 IGF 'Seumas McNally Grand Prize'

The dust has settled and only one independently developed title is left standing. Seconds ago Fez was announced as the winner of the 'Seumas McNally Grand Prize' at the 14th annual Independent Games Festival Awards. This is the second IGF award for the Polytron-developed title. In 2008, Fez took...

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Capy Games wins 'XBLA Award' and guaranteed MS publishing deal for Super T.I.M.E. Force

Capy Games, developer of adorable guzzle-'em-up Critter Crunch and the gorgeous Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP, has won the Microsoft-sponsored "XBLA Prize" during the 14th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards, held this evening in San Francisco. The recipients receive a rare digital...

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Tonight's nominees (and winners) at the 14th annual IGF Awards

In only a few moments, the Independent Games Festival will honor the best in indie gaming with the 14th annual IGF Awards. The nominees are listed after the break and we'll make sure to update the list as awards are handed out....

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IGF nomination doesn't guarantee success, says Solipskier dev

Michael Boxleiter may not be a familiar name, but you've most likely played Solipskier -- at least we hope you have. Boxleiter was one of ten indie developers talking during The Indie Soapbox Session at GDC 2012, a freeform, large-group therapy session for indies to talk about what's on their mind....

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Stream IGF nominee games through OnLive

Haven't had a chance to play all of the IGF nominees this year? Well, a lot of them aren't out, so that makes sense. OnLive is providing the most stress-free avenue for catching up, with a two-week Indie Showcase on the streaming service. Through March 11, you'll be able to play timed demos of 16...

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IGF 2012 Audience Award voting now open

Despite being into awards shows before they were cool, we're hoping you're not above voting for this year's Independent Game Festival "Audience Award." Voting has just kicked off for 2012's entrants, which comprise all finalist games across all IGF 2012 categories (yes, the list once again includes...

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The IGF 2012 Student Showcase finalists are ...

We've got the final list of IGF Student Showcase finalists: The Bridge (Case Western Reserve University) Dust (Art Institute of Phoenix) The Floor Is Jelly (Kansas City Art Institute) Nous (DigiPen Institute of Technology) One and One Story (Liceo Scientifico G.B....

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IGF finalists Smash a Frozen Fez To the Moon (from a cave)

The 14th annual Independent Game Festival finalists have been announced, and this year's finalists are indie-licious (yum). Titles include pop-indie hits Fez, Frozen Synapse, Spelunky and Atom Zombie Smasher, as well as some of our own understated favorites, such as Freebird Games' To the Moon. ...

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