Independent Games Festival entrants announced

More than 40 entrants will be showcased at the annual Game Developers Conference in March.


The Independent Games Festival has announced the entrants for its upcoming independent game developer showcase to be held during the annual Game Developers Conference, which will be held in San Jose, Calif., on March 21-23, 2002. The festival will include 44 entrants from around the world, and it will feature a grand prize of $15,000 for the recipient of the Seumas McNally Award for Independent Game of the Year. Previous recipients of the award include Nexon's Shattered Galaxy, Longbow Digital Arts' Tread Marks, and Singularity Software's Fire and Darkness.

Entrants for the Independent Games Festival:

Ace of Angels, Flying Rock Enterprises
Altitudes, Miremare
Arcadia, Gamelab
Art of Chaos, Melted Minds Studios
Axis, World Netgames
Bad Milk, Dreaming Media
Banja Taiyo, Olivier Vandenbos et al.
Castle Marrach, Skotos Tech
Championship Euchre, DreamQuest Software
The Corps of Discovery, Whoola,
Cratered, Thomas Tong, et al.
Crimson Legacy, Tim Harris, et al.
Journals of Alex Whitney
Cybernetic Dawn, Dominque Douglas, et al.
Darkest Hour, White Griffin Trading Co.
Dementia, Games Research
Dissension - Voices of Justice, Digital Legends
DomWorld, Gary Lipon
Earth Force, Daniel Abdala Bauman, et al.
Egg Files, Flying Mikros Interactive
Elemental Saga, Nexon
Fighter Spirit, Parrott Technologies
Gridiron, VS-Sports
Hailey's Threshold, RedMud Games
Hostile Space, Interadventure
Insaniquarium, Flying Bear Entertainment
The Ire Sequence, Integral Studios
Kung Fu Chess, Daniel Goldstein, et al.
Marv's World, Scott Caputo, et al.
miniCan, GM Squared
Pencil Whipped, Chiselbrain Software
Reactor, CleverMedia
Red Shark, G5 Software
rtChess, Paul Kahler, et al.
Scorched Earth 3D, Wilnai Productions
Star Light, Northern Lights Out Group
Star Monkey, Small Rockets
StarThief, Daniel Goldstein
Static, William Fox, et al.
Teridian Shadow, Linus Tan Zonghui, et al.
They Came From Hollywood, Octopus Motor
Trash, Inhuman Games
World Dance, iSeeSoft LLC
Xmission, S7 Games

"The response to this year's event has been fantastic," said Alex Dunne, chairman, Independent Games Festival. "The number of international submissions, representing so many different game genres and perspectives on video game design, not only indicate the popularity of video games as a form of entertainment, but demonstrate that the number of talented technical people around the world who develop them is rapidly growing. The competition for the 2002 awards is sure to be the strongest yet."

For more information about the upcoming Independent Games Festival and the entrants, visit the show's official Web site.

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