Organizers are reminding entrants that submissions for the Student Showcase of the historic 10th Annual Independent Games Festival, for which the awards will be handed out in February 2008 at Game Developers Conference, are due by 11.59pm PST on Monday, October 15th.
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.
Further information, including detailed rules and submission information, is available at the official Independent Games Festival website