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GDC Main Stage: Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards


The Independent Games Festival (IGF) was established in 1998 to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers. The festival consists of the IGF Ceremony, the IGF Pavilion, and Independent Games Summit, all taking place during the week of the Game Developers Conference (GDC). During the ceremony, IGF will distribute eight major awards that were judged and juried by industry professionals and experts. Learn more about the IGF at Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) are the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry, celebrating creativity, artistry and technological genius. Industry professionals from around the world nominate titles for the awards, ensuring that the recipients reflect the game developer community's opinions. Learn more about the GDCA at

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