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IGF Student Showcase winners announced

Ostrich Banditos and Unblanched Peanuts among the lucky few

The Independent Games Festival has chosen its Student Showcase winners for 2014, winning each team $1,000, passes to GDC and the chance to win a further $2,000 prize for Best Student Game.

The eight winners, picked from a massive 346 entries, are listed below along with a number of honourable mentions.

  • 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)

Honourable mentions also went to: 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); and Bokida (Rice Cooker Republic - Institut de Creation et d'Animation Numeriques).

The Best Student Game will be announced at the Independent Games Festival Awards on March 19.

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