IGF 2008

By: Derek Yu

On: June 18th, 2007

igf 2008

Running IGF must be no easy task, especially when you’re also updating GameSetWatch multiple times a day. It’s good to hear that superdudes Matthew Wegner and Steve Swink are directing this year’s festival (with Simon still as Chairman). And the 2008 site’s just gone live, so check it out!

Other changes to the festival, after the jump (via Matt):


The main competition deadline is a month later this year, and the GDC itself is a few weeks earlier and will be the end of February.

June 15th, 2007 – Submissions are Open
October 1st, 2007 – Submission Deadline, Main Competition
October 15th, 2007 – Submission Deadline, Student Competition
December 3rd, 2007 – Finalists Announced, Main Competition
December 17th, 2007 – Finalists Announced, Student Competition
February 18th-22nd, 2008 – Game Developer’s Conference 2008
February 20th-22nd, 2008 – IGF Pavilion @ GDC
February 20th, 2008 – 2008 IGF Awards Ceremony (Winners Announced!)

Mod Competition

This year there won’t be separate mod competition. However, the student competition will accept student mod projects and has been expanded to 12 student showcase finalists.


Entry fees are the same as last year—$95 for the main competition, and free for the student competition. Note that a student project can enter both competitions simultaneously (but the $95 main competition still applies).

  • haowan

    Hmm, wonder why no mod competition? You’d think as time went on that mods would get more important, not less…

  • Twisted Rabbit

    WOOO!!!!! 2008. Its like 2007 but 365 days later!!!!

  • Kornel

    Damn, StarDreamer will have to wait for IGF 2009 xP.