IGF 2014 Student Showcase winners announced
The Independent Game Festival has announced the eight winners of the 16th annual Student Showcase, celebrating the most innovative student games from around the world this year. It’s a stiff competition. The judges—other independent developers, mainstream developers, academics, and journalists—played nearly 350 entries.
They chose (in no particular order):
Cyber Heist by Hack n' Hide - University of Utah. This looks really cool. It’s a cooperative game in which one player moves through a level in a first-person point of view, and the other helps him by hacking obstacles from what looks like a 2D, puzzle game perspective. Unfortunately, no demo for this one.
All the Student Showcase winners will be playable at the GDC 2014 show floor starting March 17. Each team will receive a prize of $1,000, all-access passes to the show, and are also in the running for an additional $2,000 prize for Best Student Game, to be revealed at the IGF Awards on March 19.