Entrees double for independent game awards

IGF Mobile confirms finalists

The nominees for accolades at the Independent Gaming Festival Mobile ceremony have been confirmed.

Part of GDC09, the IGF Mobile event will see the best games from the handheld, mobile and iPod platforms rewarded for their successes.

iPhone titles Fieldrunners and Edge have both received three nominations, as has DS release Wardive. This year the event, which is in its second year, enjoyed more than twice as many entrees for the six award categories, with over 100 submissions.

“The mobile industry has seen incredible innovation and quality in mobile gaming, in particular with the rise of the iPhone and iPod touch platform,” said IGF chairman Simon Carless.

“The significant increase in the number of entries speaks to the unlimited possibility that exists in the mobile market, and the IGF is excited to acknowledge the importance of indie developers in the handheld game device space.”

To see the full list if nominees, visit the IGF Mobile website.

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