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Audience Award voting now open for 2013 GDCAs and IGF Awards

Game Developers Conference organizers have announced that Audience Award voting for both the 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCAs) and the Independent Games Festival (IGF) Main Competition Awards is now open through March 1, 2013 at 5PM ET.

This year marks the first time the Choice Awards have had an Audience Award category. Winners from both Awards shows will be announced Wednesday, March 27 during the 2013 Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.

Anyone who would like to vote for the GDCA and IGF Audience Awards can visit the links below, enter the name of the game they'd like to vote for, and a valid email address; voters will then receive an email to confirm their vote. Certain rules for voting do apply; more information on Audience Award voting can be found at the below links:

· Game Developers Choice Audience Award nominations

· Independent Games Festival Main Competition Audience Choice Award nominations

Voters may only select their Audience Award nominees from the list of finalists for the Game Developers Choice Awards and the Independent Games Festival Main Competition Awards.

The Game Developers Choice Awards are the premier accolades for peer recognition in the digital games industry; the IGF Awards are a major celebration of the best in indie gaming. Each year, both Awards ceremonies recognize and celebrate the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games created in the last year.

The Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards ceremonies will take place starting at 6:30pm PT on Wednesday, March 27. Fans can watch both awards shows live on Twitch.tv or GameSpot.com.

GDC 2013 takes place March 25-29, 2013; more information about the conference and available passes can be found on the official GDC 2013 website.