Independent Games Festival 2013 receives record number of student entries

The 2013 Independent Games Festival, the largest indie games expo in the world, received a record breaking number of entries into its student division for the second year in a row, the organizers announced on the festival's website.

The Student Competition category received more than 300 entries across consoles, PC and mobile platforms. This brings the total number of competition entries close to 900, the largest number of entrants in IGF history.

The Student Showcase features games by students from university development programs worldwide. Previously featured games include DigiPen's Narbacular Drop, the prototype that would become Valve's Portal. Other past entrants include puzzle platformer The Misadventures Of P.B. Winterbottom, published in 2010 by 2K Games for XBLA and PC, and Cloud, an early title from thatgamecompany.

This year's entries include DigiPen's 2D platformer Perspective, experimental horror title Nevermind, and physics-based tower defense game The White Laboratory.

A full list of entries for the Independent Games Festival Student Competition can be found on the competition's official website. Winners will be announced in January and awarded at the 2013 Game Developers Conference in March.

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