The Miller Freeman Game Group has announced the finalists of the second annual Independent Games Festival. The nine games chosen to compete in the final round of the event are Blix from Station Blix, Hardwood Hearts from Silver Creek Entertainment, King of Dragon Pass from A Sharp, Moonshine Runners from K D Lab, The Rift from Thrushwave Technonlogy, Rogue Wars from Reallis, Seed from Human Soft, Treadmarks from Longbow Digital Arts, and Quarterion from Spin Studios. The games chosen for final round judging come from four states, Canada, Hungary, and Russia. "The IGF supports the industry by nurturing new ideas and developer talent. Last year a group of college students took home the grand prize," said Indie Games Chairman Alex Dunne. The finalists will display their entries and compete for the $10,000 prize at the Game Developer Conference, March 10-12 in San Jose. The Miller Freeman Game Group is the publisher of Gamasutra as well as organizing the Indie Games Festival and Game Developer Conference.