IGF 2012 News


Fez wins IGF 2012 Grand Prize

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 08, 2012 7:00am PST

The movers and shakers of the indie scene came together at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last night for the 2012 Independent Games Festival awards ceremony, where prizes aplenty were handed out to this year's winners and future stars.


"Oh, yeah, well.. that's less 'ok' I guess. I didn't know about that."

- Gwyndion see all 22 comments

Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Gunpoint

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 12, 2012 6:00am PST

This week, I grab my fedora, trench-coat, and spy gear to tackle the IGF preview build of Gunpoint, the upcoming 2D stealth-puzzle game by Tom Francis, John Roberts, and Fabian van Dommelen.


"Love the sound effects, especially when the doors kill the cops."

- Demon4231 see all 5 comments

IGF 2012 Student Competition winners unveiled

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 13, 2012 12:30pm PST

The Student Competition winners for the 2012 Independent Games Festival have been announced, culled from nearly three-hundred game submissions.


IGF 2012 Main Competition finalists announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 10, 2012 11:30am PST

The finalists for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival's Main Competition have been announced, highlighting some of the greatest indie games of 2012.


"kind of weird that most of the games under "Technical Excellence" are retro lo-fi games"

- spiderfill see all 6 comments

Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Home

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 01, 2012 1:00pm PST

For this week's indie pick, I take a look at a preview build of Home, the upcoming horror-adventure game by developer Benjamin Rivers.


'XBLA Prize' added to IGF accolades

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 05, 2011 4:45pm PST

Microsoft and the Independent Games Festival are partnering to add a new 'XBLA Prize' to the list of IGF accolades, which includes a publishing deal on Xbox Live Arcade.


Subversion on hold, Introversion working on new game

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 17, 2011 10:15am PDT

Darwinia and DEFCON developer Introversion announced today that its crime caper Subversion has been placed on hold, and the English indie is now focusing on a mysterious brand new game.


"Wow nice! A developer who realizes the game isn't fun or good and halts it."

- VegasX see all 13 comments

IGF 2012 submissions now open

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 30, 2011 1:30pm PDT

Submissions are now open for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival, which will be held, as usual, at the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Some exciting changes to the festival's format have also been announced.


"The games last year were pretty damn cool, Symon and Journey. Hope this year's are even ..."

- moeezS see all 3 comments