Eight games win the Independent Games Festival Student Showcase

Winners of the thirteenth annual Independent Games Festival Student Showcase were announced today, with eight of the over 280 entries receiving the award.  GameSetWatch reports that the winning students hail from all over the world, from Chicago to Bern, Switzerland.


Developed by Richard E. Flanagan at the University of Montreal, Canada, “Fract” is a first-person puzzle game in which players attempt to solve puzzles in an abstract world set to electronic music. Another winning title, “PaperPlane,” gives players control of a paper airplane and was developed by students at ENJMIN in France.

Other winning titles include “e7” (Gymnasium Koniz Lerbermatt), “GLiD” (Bournemouth University), “Octodad” (DePaul University), “Solace” (DigiPen Institute of Technology), Tiny and Big (School of Arts and Design Kassel) and “Toys” (Future Games Academy).

All of the Student Showcase winners receive $500 and will be playable at the 25th annual Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco starting February 28th.  They will also have a chance to win $2500 by being selected as the Best Student Game at the Independent Games Festival Awards on March 2.

Image Credit: Independent Games Festival

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