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Posts tagged “IGF 2014”

Feature: The Hunger Game

IGF Factor 2014: Don’t Starve

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…

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Feature: Honourable And Unmentioned

The 2nd Annual Horace Awards For Forgotten IGF Entrants

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…

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Stanley’s Papers: IGF 2014 Finalists Revealed

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…

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IGF 2014 Entrants Listed, Let You Punch Custard

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

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…

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