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The Daikatana of the IGF

by Michael Lubker on 03/08/12 04:08:00 pm

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As an independent game developer, IGF entrant, and IGDA Indie SIG chair, I've tracked the independent game industry a lot the past 8 years.

But in these 8 years I have never seen something like this year's IGF.

We have seen threats from folks like Tim Langdell, Leland Yee, Lamar Smith, and Jack Thompson.

This time its internal.

The Independent Game Festival is off the rails. Not only is it showing favoritism, in awarding a game that already got a reward in past years, and awarding someone who knows most of the judges and staff, but they are awarding someone who shows no taste in what they have to say about the game industry.

I'll just leave this here:

To the winner of the IGF: Please clean up your Twitter account. Bad things happen to games with these attitudes behind them.

Thank you,

The Independent Game Developer Community

(or at least quite a few of us)


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