The NYU Game Center and IndieCade are partnering to offer a $25,000 scholarship for the former's Game Design Masters of Fine Arts program, according to an announcement from NYU Game Center.
"Games are currently undergoing radical evolutionary growth — transforming into an important cultural domain with complex and mature formal and expressive power," an NYU Game Center press release reads. "One of the main engines driving this evolution is a thriving indie development scene. This scholarship is an affirmation of our commitment to this new generation of smaller-scale, passion-driven, experimental game development."
Those who've worked on a game that's been chosen as an Official Nominee or Official Selection at IndieCade will be eligible to apply for the NYU Game Center IndieCade Scholarship. Organizers announced the 36 finalists for IndieCade 2013 last month, including games like Gone Home, Rogue Legacy and TowerFall.
IndieCade, the International Festival of Independent Games "dedicated to the discovery, development and recognition of independent artists and developers from around the world," will be held this weekend, Oct. 5-6, in Culver City, Ca. Those interested in attending can purchase passes through Brown Paper Tickets.