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IGF finalist Kentucky Route Zero is out now, looks out of this world

The first act of Kentucky Route Zero, finalist in this year's Independent Games Festival, is now available. Developed by Cardboard Computer, the adventure game tells the story of "a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it." It's also very, very pretty. ...

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IGF 2013 finalists set a Little Inferno, dial Hotline Miami for Thirty Flights of Loving

This year's Independent Games Festival finalists have been selected, a smattering of almost 30 top independent games that have launched within the past year. Leading multiple-nomination games are Subset Games' Best of the Rest 2012 favorite FTL: Faster Than Light, Cardboard Games' adventure offerin...

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Valve to distribute IGF finalists on Steam, indies rejoice

All finalists of the Independent Games Festival main competition will receive an offer to distribute their games on Steam, working directly with Valve to get their games on PC, Mac and Linux. The main competition includes the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence In Design, Excellence In Art, Exce...

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IGF 2013 adds 'Excellence in Narrative' category

INT. BOYER FLAT - NIGHT BRANDON Boyer, Independent Games Festival chairman, sits at his computer. Hands shaking, he types out changes to the 15th annual independent games festival awards. He whispers his revisions as he types. BRANDON We're adding a new category to this year's festival, 'Excellen...

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Humans Must Answer

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. This week, former GSC developer and co-founder of Sumom Games, Eugeny Yatsuk, talks space chickens...

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IGF 2013 has way too many entries

The 2013 edition of the Independent Games Festival Main Competition received a record number of submissions. 589 games are in the running for next year's prizes, versus a paltry 567 in 2012. To accommodate the massive influx of games, the Main Competition award categories will consider six finalist...

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Submissions open for 15th annual Independent Games Festival

The 2013 Independent Games Festival, held at GDC in San Francisco next March, is now accepting entries for the main and Student Showcase categories. The deadline for entries to the main competition is October 17 and the Student Showcase deadline is October 31, both at 11:59 p.m. PDT. The main compe...

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