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2008 IGF Gets Record Student Entry Numbers

IGF organizers have announced that a record 125 entries have been received for the Student Showcase for the 10th Annual Independent Games Festival, for which winners will be announced at GDC
IGF organizers have announced that a record 125 entries have been received for the Student Showcase for the 10th Annual Independent Games Festival, for which winners will be announced at GDC 2008 next February. The full list of impressively diverse student game entries, including details, screenshots, and links to official websites (many of which include downloads for the games) is available on the official IGF website. The 2008 IGF Student Competition (run by the CMP Game Group, as is Gamasutra) will once again award the best student games, and this year will also include student 'mods' to existing games. As a result, the number of Student Showcase winners has been increased to 12, and each winner will receive a $500 travel stipend to help aid their trip to GDC 2008. In addition, during Game Developers Conference 2008 itself, there will be a prize for best overall IGF Student Game awarded as part of the IGF Awards, with the finalists comprising all of the Student Showcase winners, and a $2,500 cash prize for the ultimate winner. The Main Competition of this year's IGF has already revealed a record 173 entries, with a host of notable independent PC, web-based and even downloadable console games entering the contest - for which almost $50,000 in prizes will be given out in total.

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