Posts Tagged ‘IGF 2011’

The IGF Awards: The Movie

By Alec Meer on March 3rd, 2011.

'Yay', said the man. 'Yay.'Or, at least, “the recording of the entire ceremony, and the Games Developers Choice awards too!” Gamespot got same cameras up at the show last night, and thus have a full recording of the likes of Notch and the Desktop Dungeons dudes picking up their well-deserved awards. Also, Nidhogg cosplay and a creepy stage invasion from Team Meat.

As silky-bearded IGF bossman Brandon Boyer observes, 2010 really was a watermark year for indie. As it had long threatened, it broke out of the ghetto so much of the industry had shut it in, and truly blended in with the mainstream. That makes this an inspiring list of nominees of winners, and a inspiring show as a result. I wish to God I was there. Jim was, and he’d better have had the time of his life or so help me I’ll kill him when he gets back. Anyway, watch the whole thing below – it’s an incredibly enthusiastic and good-natured affair, capable of eroding an awful lot of the cynicism that Big Boy Games can sometimes create.
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Indie Rock: 2011 IGF Winners Announced

By Quintin Smith on March 3rd, 2011.

It's not the size of your house, but what you do with it. NOTCH, HURRY UP AND ADD CONTENT THAT LETS US DO THINGS WITH OUR HOUSES.

The Independent Games Festival has announced its winners for 2011, plucked from this very list of finalists. Of the ten categories, seven games took home prizes (not to mention prize money), including some games you’ve probably played and two you most likely haven’t. Now, who do you think took home both the Grand Prize and the Audience Award? Go on. You’ll never guess. It’s crazy. A real under-dog. A long shot fired from a broken gun.
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IGF Audience Award Voting Open!

By Jim Rossignol on February 1st, 2011.


So yes, the audience awards for this year’s Independent Game Festival Awards are up, and you can vote, right here. Minecraft seems like a fair bet for the winner of this particular award, of course, but maybe, just maybe, that rabid Amnesia community will pull it together and give that game the big thumbs up it deserves.

Can anyone else suggest a contender?

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IGF Student Showcase Finalists!

By Jim Rossignol on January 10th, 2011.


GameSetWatch has posted the list of finalist for the IGF Student showcase, and like everything else in the IGF this year it is STRONG. Nominees include the resplendent Octodad and the stylish Fract. Full linky list below, for your pleasure.
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INDIE STRONG: IGF Finalists Announced

By Jim Rossignol on January 3rd, 2011.


The contenders for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize are: Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Desktop Dungeons, Minecraft, Nidhogg, SpyParty. Quite the headline-making set. In fact, is that the best group of games in the final so far? Maybe, but it’s certainly heavy on the 3D this year, which feels oddly out of place. The full list of nominees for the various categories can be browsed here. Speaking of 3D, it’s great to see Neverdaunt in Technical Excellence, too.

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So Yeah, IGF Nuovo Award Stuff

By Jim Rossignol on December 22nd, 2010.


Ah. I had intended to post this on Monday. And look it’s Wednesday already! How did that happen? I cannot even begin to hazard a guess. Anyway, having announced the finalists for their “Nuovo” (aka innovation) award, which is intended to “honor abstract, shortform, and unconventional game development which advances the medium and the way we think about games”, the IGF jury types have issues a statement, explaining what the $2,500 prize is about, and why the nominees have been, well, nominated. Read the full thing below, along with the list of finalists. This is some really interesting stuff…
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Independent Hyper-Biff: IGF Entrants 2011

By Jim Rossignol on October 22nd, 2010.


Crikey, the Independent Game Festival has received four hundred entries, according to yesterday’s announcement. They’re all listed just here. This, the thirteenth year for the competition, has some real crackers in the line up, including Amnesia, Hecker’s Spy Party, as well as some of the games we got excited about at the recent EG Expo, such as Skulls Of The Shogun. And then there’s Minecraft. Yeah, it’s going to be a hell of a year for the big indie games awards session. It also conveniently puts four hundred indies games in one place for the hivemind to browse through. We’ll be reporting back with some treasures, I suspect.

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