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December 21, 2005
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Independent Games Festival media sponsor and North American game publisher Moondance Games has begun shipping its officially IGF-sanctioned PC game compilation Independent Games to U.S. retailers, featuring a number of full versions and demonstration builds of games previously featured in the Independent Games Festival. Previously IGF-entered games featured on the compilation include full versions of Dark Horizons Lore, Global Defense Network, Rocketbowl and Strange Adventures In Infinite Space, as well as demo versions of Gish, Creatrix and others. The Independent Games compilation, which retails for $30, also includes significant game contributions from long-time IGF entrants Digital Eel, Chronic Logic and Large Animal Games, and is expected to be available in further retail outlets over the next few weeks. The compilation includes titles from last year's IGF, but the 2006 IGF competition has recently announced finalists, with the contenders for this year's $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize including Introversion's cult action-strategy title Darwinia, Ankama's French strategy-RPG MMO Dofus, Grubby Games' fiendish puzzle platform game Professor Fizzwizzle, Digital Eel's innovative 'short' space exploration title Weird Worlds: Return To Infinite Space, and Pocketwatch Games' ecosystem-building title Wildlife Tycoon: Venture Africa.
About the Author(s)
Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.
He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.
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