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IGF Main Competition Entry Deadline Looms

The organizers of the Independent Games Festival are reminding potential entrants that the deadline for entering the IGF Main Competition, which will award over $30,000 in cash prizes at a ceremony during GDC 2007, is Friday, September 8th at 11.59pm PST.
The organizers of the Independent Games Festival (part of the CMP Game Group, as is Gamasutra) are reminding potential entrants that the deadline for entering the IGF Main Competition is Friday, September 8th at 11.59pm PST. This year’s festival will award over $50,000 in total cash prizes (including Mod and Student Awards) at a ceremony during the Game Developers Conference 2007 in San Francisco next March, with the Main Competition giving out five major prizes for Excellence in Visual Art, Excellence in Audio, Technical Excellence, Best Web Browser Game, and the standout Innovation Award, chosen from a pool of finalists. Additional honors will be presented for the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Independent Game of the Year and the Audience Award, which is voted for online - previous winners of the Grand Prize have included Introversion's Darwinia, Chronic Logic's Gish, and Reflexive's Wik & The Fable Of Souls. All Independent Games Festival finalists will be playable in the IGF Pavilion at GDC from March 7th to 9th, 2007, and there will be IGF/indie gaming-themed lectures and roundtables held earlier in that week. Developers interested in submitting a game can visit the Independent Games Festival website for official rules and entry forms. [The competition also has a deadline of October 13th for the IGF Mod competition and November 10th for the Student Showcase - more information on these two competitions is also available on the IGF site.]

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