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PSA: IGF 2012 Student Competition and Summit Submissions Deadline Tonight

Just a friendly reminder to all you student developers/teams that you have until tonight, at 11:59 Pacific Time, to submit your game for consideration in the IGF 2012 Student Competition. Notable past showcase winners of the contest include Octodad, Continuity, and Devil’s Tuning Fork among others. Earlier this month, the main competition revealed 568 entires, a number that totally shatters the previous record. I suspect/hope we’ll see something similar on the student side as well.

$7000 in prize money is up for grabs this year, with a sizable chunk going to the winner of Best Student Game. The rest will be spread out across eight other Student Showcase Winners. Finalists will be announced on January 12th, a week after the main competition finalists are revealed.

In other GDC news, the deadline for submitting panels, talks, roundtable discussions, lectures to the Independent Games Summit is also tonight at the same time the student entries are due in. So those looking to make an impact with their thoughts and words at the upcoming developer conference in March, now is the time to get off your ass and get it in.

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