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140: A trippy rhythm platformer from Limbo’s puzzle designer

There are lots of things worth knowing about 140 . For one, it’s a side project created by Playdead ‘s Jeppe Carlsen, whose previous work includes creating the puzzles for the excellent Limbo . You might also like to know that it’s an IGF nominee

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Valve to distribute IGF finalists on Steam, indies rejoice

All finalists of the Independent Games Festival main competition will receive an offer to distribute their games on Steam, working directly with Valve to get their games on PC, Mac and Linux. The main competition includes the Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Excellence In Design, Excellence In Art, Excellence In Narrative, Technical Excellence, Excellence in Audio, and the Nuovo Award, which each come with their own prizes and perks . Each category has six finalists, except the Nuovo Award, which has eight.

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IGF 2013 adds ‘Excellence in Narrative’ category

INT. BOYER FLAT – NIGHT BRANDON Boyer, Independent Games Festival chairman, sits at his computer. Hands shaking, he types out changes to the 15th annual independent games festival awards

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The Joystiq Indie Pitch: Humans Must Answer

Indie developers are the starving artists of the video-game world, often brilliant and innovative, but also misunderstood, underfunded and more prone to writing free-form poetry on their LiveJournals. This week, former GSC developer and co-founder of Sumom Games , Eugeny Yatsuk, talks space chickens and shmups with Humans Must Answer

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Submissions open for 15th annual Independent Games Festival

The 2013 Independent Games Festival, held at GDC in San Francisco next March, is now accepting entries for the main and Student Showcase categories. The deadline for entries to the main competition is October 17 and the Student Showcase deadline is October 31, both at 11:59 p.m

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‘What’s it like to have your indie game stolen?’

No journalist, friend or decent human being wants to ask that question, especially not to an 18-year-old first-time developer who recently saw success as a student finalist in IGF 2012. Unfortunately, today we asked Mattia Traverso that very thing about his game One and One Story , after the events unfolded live on his Twitter feed: Traverso alerted the community that One and One Story had been counterfieted with ” THEY STOLE MY GAME ” and a succession of five tweets that included seven capitalized f-bombs. One and One Story hadn’t been cloned or copied, but it was completely stolen — code, graphics and all

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Fezes are cool: An afternoon with Phil Fish

Amidst the gridlocked, city-wide pandemonium that is SXSW Interactive, I was able to rescue Fez ‘s lead designer and artist Phil Fish from a pack of ravenous, business-card waving fans long enough for an interview. We set up at the quiet end of the Palmer Events Center’s glass-lined second floor, standing at a chest high, sidewalk cafe-esque table overlooking Zilker Park

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Competing in the indie world is fun and games for IGF entrant Zarzecki

Matthias Zarzecki was waiting anxiously for the IGF Student Showcase finalists to be announced on Sunday, Jan. 15 , where his game, Unstoppaball , was an entrant

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The IGF 2012 Student Showcase finalists are …

We’ve got the final list of IGF Student Showcase finalists: The Bridge (Case Western Reserve University) Dust (Art Institute of Phoenix) The Floor Is Jelly (Kansas City Art Institute) Nous (DigiPen Institute of Technology) One and One Story (Liceo Scientifico G.B. Morgagni) Pixi (DigiPen Institute of Technology – Singapore) The Snowfield (Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab) Way (Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center) Of the nearly 300 entrants, these eight were selected to move on to the final stage of the Independent Games Festival

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IGF finalists Smash a Frozen Fez To the Moon (from a cave)

The 14th annual Independent Game Festival finalists have been announced, and this year’s finalists are indie-licious ( yum ). Titles include pop-indie hits Fez , Frozen Synapse , Spelunky and Atom Zombie Smasher , as well as some of our own understated favorites, such as Freebird Games’ To the Moon .

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