Valve has been trying to give independent PC game developers a better way to have their titles published on their Steam PC game download service. One of their efforts has been the community driven Steam Greenlight, which has already resulted in a number of games being picked by Valve for Steam distribution.
Today, the Independent Games Festival announced that for the 2013 edition, it will offer the finalists in all of its Main Competition categories a way to get a distribution deal on Steam. The organization had seen 589 games entered into the 2013 Main Competition, which is a new record for the awards.
This will be the 15th year for the IGF competition and is the oldest that has been dedicated to honoring games made by small independent teams. Well known indie titles such as Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, World of Goo and more have been honored by IGF awards in the past.
The group will officially announce the finalists for the 2013 IGF awards in January. The actual awards will be given out during the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in late March in a number of different categories, including the $30,000 Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
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