Student-developed DigiPen games selected as finalists at Independent Games Festival

There’s some serious talent coming out of Redmond’s DigiPen Institute of Technology and recent nominations for the Independent Games Festival confirms that fact.

Two student-made games were selected as finalists for the 15th annual Independent Games Festival and will go head-to-head with real-world gaming companies.

Perspectivean experimental first person puzzle game that allows players to manage different dimensions of control, is a finalist in the Technical Excellence category. Development started as a junior year game project in May of 2011, and the group of eight students worked around demanding school courses, full-time jobs and other obligations to complete the game.

Super Space, an arcade-style multiplayer shooter that blends competition and cooperation, is a finalist for the Excellence in Design category. Three students of DigiPen’s game design degree programs worked on the game.

The Independent Games Festival showcases the game industry’s most-talented independent developers from around the world. The DigiPen games will compete against four professionally-developed games in each category. Winners will be announced March 27.

Previously on GeekWire: The power of perspective: DigiPen students debut popular mind-bending game

  • http://twitter.com/virtualawrence L Lam

    Perspective really is quite awesome. Congrats to them!