IGF Guidelines Announced

IGF Guidelines Announced


The Eight Annual Independent Games Festival (IGF) has submission guidelines and official rules now available. Several changes to the format include a $20,000 Grand Prize for best-in-show, a new modding competition (you can vote for which video games are used in this competition on www.igf.com ), and better prizes for smaller award categories.  Simon Carless, Co-Chairman of the IGF, expressed hope that these changes would draw a wider range of those entering.  Judging will be done by industry professionals like Gregory Micek, Editor-In-Chief of DIY Games, and Brandon Sheffield, assistant editor at Game Developer Magazine.

Submission requirements are as following:

IGF Main Competition

Who Is Eligible: Open to all independent game developers (see guidelines), including student teams.

Competing for: $35,000 in cash (see the Awards Page for more details), plus sponsor prizes.

Entry Fee: $95, via credit card only.

Submissions Due: September 6, 2005 at 11:59pm PDT.

IGF Student Showcase

Who Is Eligible: Student teams only (see guidelines).

Competing for: School pride! The Student Showcase is non competitive. Selected teams are invitated to display their games at the IGF, and receive passes to the Game Developers Conference. A $500 travel allowance is provided to each team.

Entry Fee: None.

Submissions Due: November 15, 2005 at 11:59pm PDT.

IGF Modding Competition

Who Is Eligible: Any non-commercial mod teams (see guidelines).

Competing for: $10,000 in cash (see the Awards Page for more details)

Entry Fee: $95.

Submissions Due: October 2005.

Submissions will be accepted beginning in August 2005. The Festival takes place in San Jose, CA on March 20-24, 2006. For complete rules and entry forms, visit www.igf.com .

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