Independent Games Festival (IGF) organizers have announced the winners of the 12th annual Student Showcase, highlighting the eight best student-produced games of 2013.
The winners include pattern-puzzle game Engare from students at NHTV University of Applied Science, as well as Museum of Simulation Technology, a first-person game that makes use of forced perspective techniques from a Carnegie Mellon student.
This year's Student Competition featured 346 total game entries across PC, console, and mobile created by students from around the country. Winners were chosen by "leading" independent and mainstream developers, as well as academics and journalists.
All Student Showcase winners will be playable on the show floor at the 2014 Game Developers Conference in March. Winners receive a $1,000 cash prize and two passes to the show. In addition, the eight Student Showcase winners are now finalists for the Best Student Game award and an additional $2,000 prize as part of the IGF Awards on March 19.
Student Showcase winners for the 2014 Independent Games Festival:
- Museum of Simulation Technology (Albert Shih - Carnegie Mellon University, Entertainment Technology Center)
- Engare (Mahdi Bahrami & Moslem Rasouli - NHTV University of Applied Science)
- Risk of Rain (Hopoo Games - University of Washington)
- Symmetrain (Philipp Beau & Daniel Goffin - University of Amsterdam / University Kassel)
- Westerado (Ostrich Banditos - HKU)
- Rhythm Doctor (Hafiz Azman& Winston Lee - University of Cambridge)
- Foiled (Unblanched Peanuts - NYU)
- Cyber Heist (Hack n' Hide - University of Utah)
- Ladylike (Nina Freeman, Emmett Butler, David Coss & Winnie Song - NYU, NYU Poly)
- UN EP (Ian Snyder - Kansas City Art Institute)
- Rabbit Rush (Caterpillar Lane - RMIT)
- Flying Fish (The Grey Room - The Academy of Interactive Entertainment)
- Bokida (Rice Cooker Republic - Institut de Création et d'Animation Numériques)