2016 Independant Games Festival announces finalists

It's kind of amazing really, to think how much more of a voice indie game developers have now compared to years ago.

Here's the press release:

The judges of the 18th annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), the leading showcase for independent games worldwide, have announced the 2016 awards finalists from a record-breaking 750 entries. The IGF, which recognizes outstanding development in independent games, has nominated 25 innovative and exemplary projects released in the past year, as selected by an expert panel of industry professionals.

Finalists for IGF 2016 include Dinosaur Polo Club’s minimalistic subway layout game Mini Metro, Sam Barlow’s engrossing crime fiction game Her Story, and That Dragon, Cancer, Nominous Games’ deeply personal and emotional journey through a young boy’s cancer treatment.

The winners of the IGF Awards will be announced at the Independent Games Festival Awards, which take place on the evening of Wednesday, March 16th at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center, during the 30th Game Developers Conference (GDC). All finalist games will be playable at the IGF Pavilion located at the 2016 GDC Expo floor from March 16-18, with the developers present.

For the full list of award finalists and “honorable mentions” as well as more information on the 2016 Independent Games Festival, please see the full news release below or visit the official website http://www.igf.com/. For those interested in registering for GDC 2016, please visit http://www.gdconf.com/.

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