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OnLive offering free trials of select IGF 2012 nominees
OnLive offering free trials of select IGF 2012 nominees
February 27, 2012 | By Staff

February 27, 2012 | By Staff
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Cloud gaming company OnLive announced Monday that it has partnered with the Independent Games Festival to offer a two-week online event in which users can play many of the titles featured at the upcoming IGF 2012.

From February 27 through March 11, OnLive users across the U.S. and UK can play 16 of the current IGF nominees and honorable mentions via the company's game-streaming service on PC, Mac, television, and mobile devices.

Each game is available as a 30-minute free trial on the OnLive Facebook page, allowing users to check out many of the titles in the show's varied lineup, including nominees Dear Esther, English Country Tune and Frozen Synapse.

The OnLive Indie Showcase will conclude on March 11, when OnLive will tally both the number of Likes and the total number of game sessions played for each game. The top games will be announced online on Monday, March 12.

In addition, starting March 5th, OnLive, which is a Gold Sponsor of this year's event, will also be placing previously honored IGF games on sale for 75% off, with free instant demos available for all.

The 2012 Independent Games Festival (part of the UBM TechWeb Game Network, as is this website) will take place alongside this year's Game Developers Conference, which will be held next week, from March 5 through March 9 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.


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Steven An
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So you can play through half of Dear Esther for free! Nice.

Simon Carless
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Interestingly, I just spotted that some of the featured IGF/OnLive titles are actually unreleased right now, including FTL, so it's a good way to check out games ahead of their (imminent) debut.


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