The Independent Games Festival will showcase student game projects. Digipen and the CMP Game Media Group are sponsoring a student showcase at the third annual Indie Games Festival. The IGF Student Showcase will give five top student development teams the chance to travel to this year's GDC in San Jose to demonstrate their work at the festival. "The Festival setting encourages developers to take risks and come up with new ideas," said IGF Founder Alex Dunne, "With the addition of the Student Showcase, talented young people increase their chance for exposure." Entry must be received by January 10; more details are available at the Indie Games website
. Seattle's Sputnik game development group will decide which entries make the cut and travel to San Jose. The Independent Games Festival is produced by the CMP Game Media Group, publishers of Gamasutra.