The organizers of the Independent Games Festival
have announced the ten 2007 IGF Student Showcase winners, each picked from the 102 student entries
submitted to the independent games competition and showcase this year.
The Student Showcase winners in the long-running competition, run by the CMP Game Group (as is Gamasutra) have each won a travel stipend of $500 to help them attend Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this March, where they will show their game at the IGF Pavilion.
Previous IGF Student Showcase winners have included notable titles such as Cloud
and Narbacular Drop
, subsequently turned into Valve's Portal
. The winners for 2007 are as follows:
- TU Wien's paper cut-out 2D rotation-based title ...And Yet It Moves
- Koln International School Of Design's extremely Gilliam-esque Flash soccer mini-game pastiche Ball Of Bastards
- DigiPen's ingenious action-oriented cartoon strategy game Base Invaders
- Stanford University's touchscreen and voice-controlled multiplayer abstract strategic romp Euclidean Crisis
- DigiPen's 2D innovative color-absorbing platform action title Gelatin Joe
- Guildhall at SMU's stylized vertical shooter meets puzzle game Invalid Tangram
- Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy's interactive singing game vs. action title Opera Slinger
- SungKyunKwan University's extremely original puzzle-sliding platform game Rooms
- Hogeschool van de Kunsten, Utrecht's city color-painting roll-around extravaganza The Blob
- DigiPen's clever 3D block-manipulating shooter Toblo
In addition to this announcement of the Showcase winners, for the first time, one of the ten Student Showcase winners will be awarded a Best Student Game prize of $2500 at the Independent Games Festival Awards on the evening of March 7th.