Valve to offer Steam deals to IGF 2014 Main Competition finalists

Main Competition finalists at the 2014 Independent Games Festival to be offered Steam distribution deal from Valve.

by

Independent Games Festival organisers have announced a renewed partnership with Valve for next year's IGF event.

As reported on Gamasutra, Main Competition finalists at the 2014 IGF will be granted the opportunity to accept a distribution agreement for Valve's digital platform Steam.

Main Competition finalists in jury-voted categories, including Excellence in Design, Excellence in Art, Excellence in Narrative, Excellence in Audio, the Nuovo Award, and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize will be eligible to receive Valve's offer.

Past IGF finalists and winners include Braid, World of Goo, Super Meat Boy, Minecraft, and Fez. This year's Independent Games Festival was subject to multiple changes, including the removal of the Technical Excellence category.

This is not the first time that Valve has worked with the Independent Games Festival. The 2013 IGF finalists were also offered a distribution deal with the company.

The 2014 Independent Games Festival will take place on March 19 next year in San Francisco, California, as part of the annual Game Developers Conference.

Discussion

7 comments
iambateman
iambateman

hey look it's zorine, hi zorine! (that awkward moment when you see someone who you associate with one show writing something else). On a topic relevent comment is there any equivelant to this in europe?

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Sony should do the same, and compete with Valve for this. That would make it better for all of us if they compete for games and we end up reaping the rewards when we get our platforms full of games to choose from.

Kentelyoo
Kentelyoo

Its refreshing to watch a game company make the right moves over and over again instead of the opposite. Long live Steam.

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

Valve's on a roll this week.