Both Blackwell’s Asylum and Back to Bed are nominated for this year’s Independent Games Festival. The festival takes place alongside the World’s most important games conference, Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 25-29th.
The two games are nominated in the Student Showcase category. A total of eight games have been selected from 300 contributions from all of the World.
Huge honor and invaluable PR
The Danish games journalist and previous games editor at the Danish News paper Poltiken, Thomas Vigild, follows the games industry closely. According to him, the nominations carries a huge significance: ’It is a great honor and invaluable PR that two Danish graduation games is amongst the finalists at this year’s Independent Games Festival in the US. This can kickstart the students’ career and break through in the global games industry – huge successes like Portal and Flower are both based on games concepts developed by students. To be nominated for Student Showcase is very much a quality stamp and I would be surprised if the teams behind are not contacted by bigger publishers interested in collaborating.’
Thomas Vigild is also impressed with the fact that DADIU has two nominations in the same year. ’It is surprising and quite rare to see to games from the same school be chosen in such a tough competition. But the nonimations show that Denmark and DADIU is part of the top, both technologically, artistically and creatively,’ he says.
About Independent Games Festival
Independent Games Festival takes place in San Francisco on March 25.-29. 2013 alongside the Game Developers Conference. The games will be exhibited in the expo part of the conference. At a prize ceremony on March 27th, the winners will be announced.
This year’s Independent Games Festival is number fifteen. DADIU has been nominated three times before: Flipside (2008), Dish Washington (2009), and Puzzle Bloom (2010).
See the full list of this year’s nominees here: http://igf.com/2013/01/2013_independent_games_festiva_3.html
For further information, please contact DADIU’s Head of Studies Kristine Ploug
Phone: +45 26210661.