Student Game in the Independent Games Festival.

For the 3rd year in a row, the ETC has a student game in the Independent Games Festival. Albert Shih’s Museum of Simulation Technology, which led to the student pitch team, Pillow Castle, is in the IGF.  The Independent Games Festival has announced the eight Student Showcase winners for the 16th annual presentation of its prestigious awards, celebrating the brightest and most innovative creations to come out of universities and games programs from around the world in the past year.

In total, this year’s Student Competition took in nearly 350 game entries across all platforms — PC, console and mobile — from a wide diversity of the world’s most prestigious universities and games programs, making the Student IGF one of the world’s largest showcases of student talent.

All Student Showcase winners’ games announced will be playable on the Expo show floor at the 28th Game Developers Conference, to be held in San Francisco starting March 17th, 2014. Each Showcase team will receive a $1,000 prize and two All-Access passes to the show, plus five Expo Passes, for being selected into the Showcase. All Showcase teams are also finalists for an additional $2,000 prize for Best Student Game, to be revealed during the Independent Games Festival Awards on March 19th.

See below for a Tech Demo for the first person puzzler.




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