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Reminder: IGF 2014 Main Competition deadline ends on Saturday!
Reminder: IGF 2014 Main Competition deadline ends on Saturday!
October 18, 2013 | By Patrick Miller




Don't forget: The Main Competition submission deadline for the 2014 Independent Games Festival ends tomorrow (10/19) at 11:59PM PDT.

The Independent Games Festival is the signature competition for indie games, to be held for a 16th year during GDC 2014 in San Francisco next March. This directly follows a record-breaking year which saw nearly 900 entries for the 2013 event, including top prizewinners like FTL: Faster Than Light, Cart Life, and Kentucky Route Zero.

The deadlines for the Main and Student Showcase categories are October 19th and October 31st, 2013, respectively, with finalists announced in January 2014. Finalists’ games will be playable at the IGF Pavilion on the Game Developers Conference 2014 Expo Floor, and will compete for nearly $60,000 in prizes.

The Independent Games Festival is the longest-running and highest profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase. It has served as a springboard for several games that have gone on to become critical and cultural hits. Previous IGF prize winners from the past 16 years include Spelunky, Fez, Minecraft, Limbo, World of Goo, Braid, Castle Crashers, Everyday Shooter and many more of the game industry’s breakthrough independent titles.

The Independent Games Festival is a part of the 2014 Game Developers Conference, which will be held from March 17 - March 21, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. IGF continues to be the largest annual gathering of independent video game developers, showcasing top talent across the industry and keeping a pulse on the future of independent games.

Important dates for IGF 2014 are as follows:

o October 19, 2013 - Submission Deadline, Main Competition
o October 31, 2013 - Submission Deadline, Student Competition
o January 7, 2014 - Finalists Announced, Main Competition
o January 13, 2014 - Finalists Announced, Student Competition
o March 17 - March 21, 2014 - Game Developers Conference 2014
o March 17 - March 18, 2014 - Independent Games Summit @ GDC 2014
o March 19 - March 21, 2014 - IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2014
o March 19, 2014 - IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners Announced!)

For a complete list of information on the 2014 Independent Games Festival, including submission specifics and frequently asked questions, please visit the official Independent Games Festival website.


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