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IGF 2018 Winners at a Glance: Puzzle Platforming Through the Woods

Over the years I've become a bit of an IGF fan, doing my best to ensure it gets as much coverage as possible. But... my affection for all things IGF likely pale compared to that of Infinite Fall, Night in the Woods' creator, seeing how they went home with a fair amount of prize money at the awards last night. Other games also saw plenty of financial glory - and exposure - courtesy of awards across several categories.
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Let’s Hear It For the 2018 Indie Games Festival Finalists!

January's here and you know what that means: speedrunning marathon charity, Awesome Games Done Quick! Oh, and IGF finalists. Which is what this article is all about, much as I absolutely love Games Done Quick. So... unsurprisingly, like last time, we've got at a mix of well-known titles and ones I feel I should be more familiar with than I am. Huh. What a groovy assortment, though.
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The Time For IGF 2018 Submissions Is… Right Now!

While the annual Indie Game Festival is a pretty big deal in and of itself, this year is undeniably extra special, seeing how it's the 20th iteration of said event. That's a lot of winners, a lot of celebrations, and of course, a lot of indie games. Because that's what it's all about, and IGF 2018 will be no different - indie games front and center! Oh, and submissions are open as of... right now!
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Give It Up For the 2017 Indie Games Festival Finalists!

January's a great month, really. Not only do we get to enjoy the lengthy speedrunning marathon charity, Awesome Games Done Quick, but... it's also when the new year's IGF finalists are found, and this time's no exception - on either front. Like last time, we're looking at a mix of well-known titles and, well, let's just say I feel like the rest should be more familiar to me (and you!) than they are, based on a quick glance. Such a groovy assortment.
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Feel Like Judging IGF 2017? Well, Now’s the Time to Apply!

About a month ago, IGF 2017 opened its annual call for submissions, and now, as the event draws ever closer, a different kind of application has opened: for judging the competition! Oh and in case you're wondering, no, you don't have to be a developer or have a degree in law to be a judge at this year's IGF. Well, anyone involved with games that is, from developers to journalists and even, you know, bloggers. So long as you aren't a participant in the competition, for obvious reasons.
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IGF 2016 Winners at a Glance: Explosive Mini Stories

With this year's Game Developer's Conference (GDC) almost at an end, the time for Indie Games Festival (IGF) fun is upon us; or more accurately, the IGF awards! Quite the variety too amongst these eight categories, as games with everything from bomb defusal to personal stories and a barely lit dungeon were featured. But which were the victor(s), and which had to settle for runner-up?
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Let’s Hear It For the 18th Annual Indie Games Festival Finalists

As another year has recently ended, true to tradition, we now find ourselves rapidly approaching the time for a new Indie Games Festival (and with it, a batch of lovely competition finalists). Some are already rather well-known, while other - well, let's just say there are some even I don't recognize. Oh and surprising exactly no one, UNDERTALE is nominated in three different categories. Quite groovy.
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IGF China 2015 Finalists at a Glance, Main and Student

While not as big in terms of scale as the main IGF competition, IGF China is still not to be underestimated, clocking in at more than 350 entries this time around. That's 350 independently created games from the Asia-Pacific area specifically. Quite a handful, and even though these 16 have made it to the finals, chances are there'll be at least a few you haven't heard of (yet). Which is just... groovy!
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IGF 2015 Student Showcase Winners at a Glance

Earlier this month, I took a brief glance at the IGF 2015 main competition finalists, which featured some very interesting projects. But this time, the focus is on the… student showcase winners! That's right: students. Not all game developers are in for the money, after all (although I expect some will make that jump sooner or later).
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IGF 2014 Main Competition Finalists Offered Free Pass Through Greenlight

For those of you keeping score at home, that's a total of 23 games which will never have to spend time in the cold emptiness of Greenlight, as they get to skip not only the fee, but the entire thing. Some finalists are already on Steam though, like Papers, Please, The Stanley Parable and Don't Starve. But as for the rest, I have a feeling most won't be able to pass up such an opportunity.
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