The UBM TechWeb Game Network has officially announced that submissions are now open for the 2012 Independent Games Festival, held during the 2012 Game Developers Conference next March. This is the fourteenth annual showcase for independent video games, and all finalists’ games will be playable at the IGF Pavilion on …

Yesterday, Direct2Drive announced the five finalists for the Independent Games Festival’s Direct2Drive Vision Award, which recognizes the best indie games as voted by industry experts. The winner of the award receives: A $10,000 cash prize Distribution and promotion on Direct2Drive.com One “major label” license for GameSpy Technology including: Software development …

Organizers of this year’s Game Developers Conference (which just ended on Saturday) revealed today that this year’s conference had more attendees than ever, beating out 2009’s GDC by 1,250 people, making that an increase of just a little more than 7%. This includes developers, publishers, media, and people who want …

Pocketwatch Games’ Monaco got the really big prizes at the Twelfth Annual Independent Games Festival, hosted at GDC this week. The title received the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game, as well as the award for Excellence in Design. Both fairly big deals. Other award recipients for …

The Independent Games Festival (IGF) has announced the Main Competition finalists for the twelfth annual presentation of its awards, celebrating the most innovative creations to come out of the independent game development community this year. There are nearly $50,000 in prizes for various categories, including the $20,000 Seumas McNally Grand …