Organizers of the Independent Games Festival announced the eight Student Showcase winners for the thirteenth annual presentation of its awards. This year's showcase honors students from DePaul University, Digipen University of Technology, School of Arts and Design Kassel, and Future Games Academy, among others.
This year's Student Competition saw more than 280 game entries across multiple platforms including PC, console, and mobile. IGF organizers said that the number of entries for this year increased by 47 percent over last year.
All of the Student Showcase winners will be playable on the Expo show floor at the Game Developers Conference, to be held in San Francisco starting February 28. Each team will receive a $500 prize for being selected into the Showcase. The winner of the Best Student Game award, to be revealed during the Independent Games Festival Awards on March 2, receives an additional $2500. Anthony Carboni, the host and producer of Bytejacker, hosts the Independent Games Festival Awards at GDC.
e7 (Gymnasium Koniz Lerbermatt)
Fract (University of Montreal)
GLiD (Bournemouth University)
Octodad (DePaul University)
Solace (DigiPen Institute of Technology)
Tiny and Big (School of Arts and Design Kassel)
Toys (Future Games Academy)
About Love Hate and the other ones (School of Arts and Design Kassel), EXP (NHTV); Paul and Percy (IT University Copenhagen), Senseless (University of Advancing Technology), StarTwine (Carleton University), and Ute (School of Arts and Design Kassel) receive an honorable mention.
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Source: Game, Set, Watch