With record Main Competition submissions for IGF 2013 announced, organizers are reminding that student submissions for this year’s GDC co-located festival are closing on Wednesday.
The longest-running and highest-profile independent video game festival, summit and showcase will continue to accept student entries until 11.59pm PT on October 31st, and finalists in both the Main Competition and Student Competition will be announced in January 2013.
This year, the show will select a total of eight student teams, all of which will receive the opportunity to show off their games at the IGF Pavilion at GDC 2013 in March. All teams in the IGF Student Showcase will also be eligible to receive an enhanced $1,000 cash prize.
In addition, the IGF student finalists will also compete for the IGF Best Student Game Award. The recipient will be revealed during GDC’s prestigious IGF Awards ceremony, and the winning game will receive an additional cash prize of $3,000.
The award ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and the IGF Pavilion will remain open from March 27-29. The sister Independent Games Summit event, meanwhile, will be held on March 25 and 26.
All of the Independent Games Festival events take place as part of the 2013 Game Developers Conference, which is held March 25th – March 29th, 2013 in San Francisco, and the IGF continues as the most vital showcase of independent game talent across the wide spectrum of artistically- and commercially-aimed development.
As mentioned above, submissions to the Student competition are open for the next couple of days only; important dates for IGF 2013 are as follows:
August 9, 2012 – Submissions are Open
October 17, 2012 – Submission Deadline, Main Competition
October 31, 2012 – Submission Deadline, Student Competition
January 7, 2013 – Finalists Announced, Main Competition
January 14, 2013 – Finalists Announced, Student Competition
March 25 – March 29, 2013 – Game Developers Conference 2013
March 25 – March 26, 2013 – Indie Games Summit @ GDC 2013
March 27 – March 29, 2013 – IGF Pavilion @ GDC 2013
March 27, 2013 – IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners Announced!)
For a complete list of information on the 2013 Independent Games Festival, including submission specifics, frequently asked questions, and more discussion on this year’s changes from the IGF Chairman, please visit the official Independent Games Festival website.