The organizers of the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival
-- the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide -- are proud to announce record entry numbers
for IGF 2010's Main Competition, for which entries closed last night.
This year's Main Competition -- just one of the three IGF competitions taking place this year -- amassed 306 game entries, many of them new titles from leading indie developers.
Information, screenshots and videos on each of the IGF Main Competition entries are now available on IGF.com
. This total entry tally comprises 35% more games than last year's record 226 Main Competition entries, itself a 30% increase on the previous year -- showing the continuing popularity of independent games and the IGF.
This year's IGF entries will be checked and distributed to the more than 150 notable industry judges for evaluation, before finalists are announced in January 2010 and winners awarded at the IGF ceremony during Game Developers Conference 2010
-- run by Think Services, as is Gamasutra -- in San Francisco next March.
IGF 2010 organizers are reminding that games are due for submission
in the free to enter Student Showcase category by November 15th, 2009, and entries to the IGF Mobile competition
-- encompassing iPhone, mobile phone, PSP, DS, Android and other handheld games -- are due by December 1st, 2009.