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IGF 2013 Finalists Announced

Text: "The 15th Annual Independent Games Festival" showing 4 men in greyscale in front of an orange/yellow gradient background.

Each year, the Independent Games Festival takes place at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.  This year’s finalists have been announced, including an impressive list of innovative, beautiful, experimental, and fun indie games.

Particularly notable is Anna Anthropy’s game about hormone replacement therapy, Dys4ia, which is up for the Excellence in Narrative award and the Nuovo Award.

Excellence In Visual Art
Incredipede (Northway Games and Thomas Shahan)
Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)
Guacalamelee! (Drinkbox Studios)
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base)
Year Walk (Simogo)

Honorable mentions: Fly’n (Ankama Play); Eleven (Christoffer Hedborg, Datahowler); The Bridge (Ty Taylor and Mario Castaneda); Thomas Was Alone (Mike Bithell, David Housden and Danny Wallace); Hundreds (Semi Secret feat. aeiowu)

Excellence In Narrative
Thirty Flights of Loving (Blendo Games)
Cart Life (Richard Hofmeier)
Kentucky Route Zero (Cardboard Computer)
Dys4ia (Auntie Pixelante)
Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)

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Pirate Kart 2012 Logo

Want 300 indie games for free?

The Pirate Kart 2012 - a skull and crossbones against the IGF logo.

As a pretty novel and awesome entry to the Independent Games Festival (IGF) 2012, some enterprising developers have entered 300 games as a single torrent file. As IGF charges a $95 entry fee, this has allowed a lot of weird and wacky entries that wouldn’t have been able to enter normally – many of these games were made in 48 hours or less.

Read more about it on the Pirate Kart siteYou can download it for free, 100% legally. They’re mostly Windows-only games, however. Use the comment thread to tell us which games you liked, and why! I’ll be downloading this when I’m home from work.

Hasty edit – I didn’t get the chance to check some of the titles while at work, and some of them are beyond offensive, so trigger warning for rape, sexism, misogyny, etc etc. You can not play them, but the titles along are kinda trigger-warning-worthy. This could be the subject of a future article, but for now – presume all the worst internet stereotypes on a small percentage of these games. Sigh.