IGF 2008 Student Showcase Finalists

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: December 30th, 2007

IGF 2008 Student Showcase Finalists:

  • Crayon Physics Deluxe
  • Empyreal Nocturne
  • Galaxy Scraper
  • Gesundheit!
  • Mayhem Intergalactic
  • Poesysteme
  • Polarity
  • Ruckblende
  • Synaesthete
  • The Misadventures Of P.B. Winterbottom
  • Flipside (Half-Life 2 Modification)
  • Foamzilla (UT2004 Modification)

Oh man, Crayon Physics is up for the Student Showcase Award and the Grand Prize? Impressive!

But I gotta say, I’m rooting for Gesundheit! on this one. That game is just so well put together. I’d love to see Hammill come away with a win. Not anything against Petri, of course! He can have the Grand Prize as a consolation. :)


  • Stwelin

    Empyreal Nocturne reminded me a lot of Shadow of the Colossus. I wish the controls had been a little more intuitive, it became hard to dodge enemy fire, and you could not really tell when you were being hit.

    Other than that, I really want to play Flipside, it looks… interesting, to say the least.

  • rz.

    i never found Gesundheit! to be much fun. at all. :(

  • nullerator

    Flipside was awesome – for five minutes. Great idea, great presentation, awful gameplay.

    My favourite so far is Synaesthete. Superb mix of two very different genres (rythm-action and arena-shooter). Really cool.

  • DrDerekDoctors

    Yup, another vote for Matt Hammill’s Gesunheit! here, too. Showed it to a couple of friends last night and they loved it.

  • http://gnomeslair.blogspot.com/ gnome

    I know it’s irrelevant, but happy 2008 everyone!

  • Tantan

    The forums are down!

  • RZ.

    merry f-in new year, tigsource

  • DrDerekDoctors

    Gah! The millenium bug has struck! 8 Years late!

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    Happy New Year, ba-rothas (and sistas).

  • toastie

    happy new year!!!!!!

    (Is this the new forums then?)

  • DrDerekDoctors

    No, it’s the old forums, remember? :P

  • Voodoo Master

    Happy New Year, everybody.

    This year the stars will be right!!
    Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
    Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

  • Zeno

    I liked the concept behind Crayon Physics, but I didn’t like how it “interpreted” what you drew, and made a few basic shapes. So, since apparently CPDeluxe has fixed that, I’m behind it 100%.

  • Petri Purho

    Matt wins the Student Showcase Award and I win the Grand Prize. Sounds like the best plan ever :)