Posts Tagged ‘IGF 2014’

IGF Factor 2014: Don’t Starve

By Adam Smith on March 24th, 2014.

The 2014 IGF Awards have finished and the winners have been announced, but we still have insights to share. Before reading on, you should relive John’s liveblogging of the IGF Awards ceremony so that you can see if Klei’s Jamie Cheng left the event happy. Don’t Starve received a nomination for the Grand Prize but Cheng was backing a different game – a game that he describes as ‘a masterpiece.

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The 2nd Annual Horace Awards For Forgotten IGF Entrants

By John Walker on January 8th, 2014.

The IGF finalists have been announced, and it’s a fantastic list. Very deserving games. But there are others, ones that didn’t make the grade, and I want to stand up and salute them in public. As a first round judge on the awards, I played a whole bunch of the 650 entries, and there are some real gems in there that are no longer in the running. (Obviously I didn’t play all the entries, so there will be many more great games that still go unrecognised, and that’s sad.) So, as we did last year, here are the Second Annual Horace Awards For Forgotten IGF Entrants.

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Stanley’s Papers: IGF 2014 Finalists Revealed

By Alec Meer on January 7th, 2014.

I'm pretty sure that's rightr

It’s all been a bit Massively Mainstream Games About Aliens today, so it’s something of a relief to instead turn my gaze to some of the indie highlights of the last and upcoming year. Though that said, the finalists list – the finalistlist – for the 16th annual Independent Games Festival is, while awash with truly splendid games, somewhat short on surprises, which may add fuel to the fires of those who consider the competition to not quite be what it could. Existent huge successes Papers, Please and The Stanley Parable dominate, with Don’t Starve also snagging multiple nods, as does the sadly mobile-only Device 6. Take a look, see if you feel you’re being exposed to new stuff or just reminded of what you already know is ace.
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IGF 2014 Entrants Listed, Let You Punch Custard

By Graham Smith on October 25th, 2013.

One of Bosch's walking-bum-free lesser works.

If you’re a journalist, the Independent Games Festival entrants being announced is like Christmas. This year there are 658 submissions to the competition and normally at least two-thirds are on PC. That means there are likely 400 indie games relevant to me in there, waiting to be explored. What undiscovered gems lie within?

I’m already finding strange curios, like this custard-punching game.
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Independence Day: IGF 2014 Open, Ch-Ch-Changes

By Jim Rossignol on August 9th, 2013.


Dizzyingly popular indie games mega-event, the Independent Games Festival, is happening again. This time in 2014. That happening-confirmation means that submissions for the competition of whose made the bestest computer game without evil corporate help can now be made. But there are changes: Previous IGF finalists will not be allowed to re-enter the same game to this year’s festival. Nope, so that’s fixed. There’s also no more Technical Excellence category, so no matter how technically excellent your game is, it also has to be actually excellent to win. But it has a greater chance of making it to the finals: the number of finalists for each category has risen to six. As usual there are lots of prize monies available. So get submitting!

Hmm, I am sure I had a game I should enter around here somewhere. What was its name again?

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