Entrant numbers for the Independent Games Festival continue to climb

Record student submissions at indie game contest

Over 280 games have been submitted for approval for the student portion of this year’s Independent Games Festival.

Meanwhile, the main IGF contest – now in its thirteenth year – took in a record 400 game entries across a range of platforms from iPhone to DS, PSP and Android devices.

Yet it was the IGF Student Competition that achieved record growth this year, with its 283 entrants marking a 47 per cent rise over last year’s 193.

The 2010 event took a record 607 game submissions across the IGF Main Competition, Student Showcase and IGF Mobile competitions.

All this year’s submissions will be distributed to more than 150 notable industry judges for evaluation. Finalists will be announced in January 2011.

Next year’s event, part of the larger Game Developers Conference, will return to San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center Monday, February 28 to Friday, March 4, 2011.

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