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2013 Independent Games Festival receives record-breaking 589 entries

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The 2013 Independent Games Festival, the indie games showcase that runs alongside the Game Developers Conference, has received a record-breaking number of entries for this year's competition, the program organizers announced today.

The festival received 589 applications for the main competition, the finalists of which will have their games playable on the show floor at GDC 2013 from March 27 through 29 in San Francisco. Each of its main competition award categories will have six finalists, with the exception of the Nuovo Award allowing eight finalists.

All Main Competition entrants are also eligible for Microsoft Studios' prize: a guaranteed first-party publishing deal, including funding, for release on Xbox Live Arcade, Windows Phone, and Windows.

This year's entries include EightyEightGames' role-playing matching game 10000000, visual novel Analogue: A Hate Story, and Hitbox Team's action platformer Dustforce. The full list of entries can be viewed on the IGF website.

Last year's IGF winners include Mossmouth's Spelunky, Polytron's Fez, and Capy Games' Super Time Force.