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.