Brandon named Independent Games Festival chairman

2010igfbooth.jpg I'm not the greatest at this whole self-promotion gig, but a quick update to note that it's just been announced that I'll be joining the 2011 Independent Games Festival as its new chairman, taking over for Simon Carless, who's done a fantastic job of making the festival the premiere place to showcase the home-grown talent that's changing the way we think about games, year after year. I've been doing my best over the past couple years (primarily thanks to Boing Boing and their help getting Offworld off the ground) to shine as strong a light as possible on the people struggling to make beautiful things every day, and needless to say I'm thrilled that I get to be a part of the organization that made World of Goo, Crayon Physics, Fez, Braid and -- via Student Showcase winner Narbacular Drop -- even Valve's Portal the notable names and successes they are today. All my usual writing work will continue, as will a few other upcoming tricks I've got up my sleeve for bringing amazing new games to light! Anyway, OK!

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  1. This is great news, Brandon. The more people within the mainstream industry who come to realise the scope and scale of the indie sector, the more diverse and fun, games will become (I hope).

    You’ll do a fabulous job…

  2. Congrats! Offworld has been pretty quiet as of late, but it’s great to know that Brandon’s keeping himself busy with other projects!

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