About The IGF

IndieGames.com is presented by the UBM TechWeb Game Network, which runs the Independent Games Festival & Summit every year at Game Developers Conference. The company (producer of the Game Developers Conference series, Gamasutra.com and Game Developer magazine) established the Independent Games Festival in 1998 to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers.

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About The IGS

Featuring lectures, postmortems and roundtables from some of the most notable independent game creators around, the Independent Games Summit is a yearly event, with iterations thus far taking place in March 2007, February 2008, March 2009 and March 2010 at Game Developers Conference.

UBM TechWeb (which curates the IGF and runs GDC) plans to continue and grow the Independent Games Summit in subsequent years.

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best freeware platformers 2008

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Best Freeware Platformers 2008

From the critically-acclaimed Braid to the fan-favorite Cave Story, the indie game development scene is never short on quality platformers to play. Knytt Stories took the title for the best platformer last year, and with Nifflas' Night Game to be released only in 2009, it is time to crown a new heir for the throne.

  1. Iji
  2. Spelunky
  3. The Fancy Pants Adventure: World 2
  4. Shift 3
  5. Treasure Hunter Man
  6. Jumper 3
  7. Rockman 7-FC
  8. Teppomanto
  9. Meat Boy
10. Mighty Jill Off
11. Squish
12. Verge
13. Sh*t Game
14. Seven Minutes
15. The Power
16. Love
17. I Wanna Be The Guy
18. inno vation
19. Boondog
20. Mission Extreme

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