Organizers of the Independent Games Festival (IGF) China have announced the winners of the annual independent games competition, including three titles awarded to DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore student games.
Void, a first-person puzzle game where players switch between parallel worlds to overcome obstacles, earned the “Excellence in Technology” award in the festival’s main competition, where it competed against the work of professional game developers. It also won “Best Student Game” in the festival’s student competition. Another DigiPen Singapore student game, Pixi, won “Excellent Student Winner” in the student competition. Created by first-year students, Pixi is a 2D action game that tasks players with protecting their stars from the evil enemy, Boxi.
IGF China received submissions from Asia and beyond — including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Iran. A panel of industry experts chose the winners, who received cash prizes of up to 13,000 RMB (roughly $2,000). Congratulations to the student winners on their impressive showing!