IGF Student Showcase Finalists Announced

Following last month's announcements of the 2007 Independent Games Festival's main finalists and mod winners, show organizers late last night released the list of ten finalists in the 2007 IGF Student Showcase, narrowed down from a total of 102 submissions. The winners, many of which are the product of teams representing their designers' schools, are as follows, each linked to its IGF summary page: Tu Wien's and yet it moves, Koln International School of Design's The Ball of Bastards, DigiPen Institute of Technology's Base Invaders, Stanford University's Euclydian Crisis, DigiPen's Gelatin Joe, SMU Guildhall's Invalid Tangram, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy's Opera Slinger, SungKyunKwan University's Rooms, Hogeschool van de Kunsten, Utrecht's The Blob, and DigiPen's Toblo.

DigiPen Institute of Technology was the only school represented multiple times, with its teams grabbing three finalist slots. Each finalist will receive a $500 stipend, and the overall winning team will granted a $5000 award when the IGF ceremony is held on March 7 during this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The IGF website also pointed out the latest schedule details pertaining to the Independent Games Summit, hosted at GDC. Delivering the keynote address will be veteran indie developer and Llamasoft founder Jeff Minter. In case you missed them last year, here are some amusing screenshots from Minter's latest project, Space Giraffe (X360).