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IGF China Finalists Announced

GDCCHinaWhile we remain almost entirely focused on the primary IGF being held in 2011, it’s easy to forget that the event transcends the US and Europe. Case and point: IGF China has just announced its finalists for their upcoming festival in December.

Here are the main competition finalists:

Sugar Cube (Turtle Cream, South Korea)
Hazard: The Journey Of Life (Alexander Bruce, Australia)
Train Conductor (The Voxel Agents, Australia)
Cut & Paste (Turtle Cream, South Korea)
Skillz: The DJ Game (Playpen Studios, Hong Kong)
ButaVX: Justice Fighter (Nekomura Games, Singapore)
Crossout (Coconut Island Studio, China)

And here are the student finalists:

Zonelink (Huazhong University Of Science And Technology, China)
Dead Steel (Media Design School, Auckland, New Zealand)
Afterland (Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, Singapore)
The White Laboratory (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
Ponlai (National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)

The winners will receive cash prizes up to $9,100 as well as all paid expense trips to GDC in San Francisco next year.

Also, I gotta say, I really enjoy IGF China for giving us a different take on the indie gaming scene. With the US and Europe being such a dominant force in indie games it’s often easy to forget that Asia has a huge game development scene as well with some very talented people working on their own games.

Good luck to all the finalists.

[, GDC China]