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Road to the IGF: SmokeStab's Orbital Bullet  
by Joel Couture [02.12.20]
Orbital Bullet steadily climbs through generated 360° stages, having players working hard to survive incoming gunfire when it wraps around the level to hit them.
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: OKYO GAMES' Neon Beats  
by Joel Couture [02.11.20]
Neon Beats aims for simplicity as it tasks players with platforming through levels to the beat of the music, pressing them harder as the music's intensity rises. 
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Cosmo D's Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1  
by Joel Couture [02.10.20]
Nuovo Award-nominated Tales From Off-Peak City Vol. 1 takes players to a hazy New York street corner on a Sunday morning, where a pizza delivery my turn into a high-stakes saxophone theft.
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Die Gute Fabrik's Mutazione  
by Joel Couture [02.07.20]
Mutazione sets us free to wander a town of creatures eking out a living in the aftermath of a disaster, finding meaning and community in the connections we make with its inhabitants.
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Oleander Garden's PAGAN: Autogeny  
by Joel Couture [02.06.20]
PAGAN: Autogeny casts the player out into the digital ruins of an abandoned MMO, freeing them to wander a once-living online world that now sits in lonely silence.
Indie, Video, IGF

Watch Casey Yano break down the design decisions behind Slay the Spire  
by Bryant Francis [02.05.20]
Check out this conversation with Casey Yano, one of the two lead designers behind the IGF-nominated Slay the Spire.
Console/PC, Video, IGF

Chat with the IGF-nominated devs behind Slay the Spire at 3PM EST!  
by Bryant Francis [02.05.20]
Get ready for the 2020 IGF Awards and chat with Slay the Spire developer Casey Yano!
Console/PC, Design, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Flight School Studio's Creature in the Well  
by Joel Couture [02.05.20]
Creature in the Well abandons you in a deserted town filled with bizarre machines that can be awakened by bouncing energy balls off of them, adding adventure & mystery to pinball action.
Console/PC, Indie, Art, Design, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Turnfollow's Wide Ocean Big Jacket  
by Joel Couture [02.04.20]
Wide Ocean Big Jacket follows an aunt and uncle on a camping trip with their niece and her boyfriend, exploring who they are as they all get to know one another.
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Kamibox's Song of Bloom  
by Joel Couture [02.03.20]
Nuovo Award-nominated Song of Bloom makes use of all of the features of a mobile device to create a personal story and a commentary on our culture.
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Demensa's' Life Tastes Like Cardboard  
by Joel Couture [01.31.20]
Nuovo Award-nominated Life Tastes Like Cardboard is a semi-autobiographical game about "boredom and self-pity," delving into the developers own dark thoughts and experiences in their life.
Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Analgesic Productions' Anodyne 2: Return to Dust  
by Joel Couture [01.30.20]
Melos Han-Tani and Marina Ayano Kittaka, developers of the Seumas McNally Grand Prize-nominated game, chat with Gamasutra about the development companionship that fuels the ideas of Anodyne games. 
Indie, Design, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: Sisi Jiang's LIONKILLER  
by Joel Couture [01.28.20]
The Excellence in Narrative-nominated LIONKILLER casts the player as Hua Mulan, conscripted into into the First Opium War against the British Empire.
Indie, IGF

Cast your vote in the 2020 IGF and Game Developers Choice Audience Awards!  
by Staff [01.27.20]
Online voting for the Audience Awards for both the 2020 Game Developers Choice Awards and the Independent Games Festival Awards is now open through next Monday, February 10th at 11:59pm PT!
Console/PC, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Indie, GDC, IGF

Road to the IGF: Zachtronics' Eliza 1
by Joel Couture [01.27.20]
Seumas McNally Grand Prize-nominated Eliza puts therapy in the hands of an AI, using algorithm and data to attempt to solve humanity's problems and asking what problems will come of this.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: inkle's Heaven's Vault  
by Joel Couture [01.24.20]
Heaven's Vault follows an archaeologist trying to translate a lost language in an ancient Nebula, finding its hidden meanings one symbol at a time.
Indie, Video, IGF

Road to the IGF: kaleidoscube's A Juggler's Tale  
by Joel Couture [01.23.20]
A Juggler's Tale has players acting out puppet theater, guiding Abby the puppet on a journey to freedom through a grim fairy tale world.
Indie, IGF

Road to the IGF: Mega Crit Games' Slay the Spire  
by Joel Couture [01.22.20]
Slay the Spire tasks players with creating decks of cards that combine into crushing combos that will smash anything in their path.
Indie, Video, IGF

Here are your finalists for the 2020 Independent Games Festival Awards!  
by Staff [01.07.20]
With big honors for Mutazione, Eliza, Untitled Goose Game, and more, IGF organizers are excited to announce all the finalists for the 22nd annual IGF Awards!
Indie, Business/Marketing, GDC, IGF

Here are your juries for the IGF 2020 Narrative, Student, and Visual Art awards!  
by Staff [12.02.19]
The diverse group of devs and industry professionals who make up the juries of the GDC 2020 Independent Games Festival will soon decide the finalists for next year's awards!
Indie, Art, Design, IGF