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The IGF Awards: The Movie

'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.

Yeah, that’s two hours long. That’s because the GDC awards, which are mostly about Red Dead Redemption but also have a big old dollop of Minecraft goodness too, follow on. The 45 mins-ish IGF bit’s much more fun, though.

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