March 9, 2010
by Keith Stuart, From guardian.co.uk
Every year the wonderful Independent Games Festival takes place alongside the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to highlight the best work from the indie community. As part of the event, there's a dedicated mobile component, with its own indie game awards ceremony, and to celebrate the fast-approaching event, Apple has created a special IGF page on the App Store, where you'll be able to download the finalists, and a few other honorable mentions.
Honestly, any of these are worth downloading, especially as they're all under two quid. But if I had to pick a couple, I'd go for the winner in the Technical Achievement category, the eccentric staircase navigation sim, Stair Dismount, or of course, the victor in the Best iPhone Game section, Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor, a beautiful action adventure title in which you play a mystery solving arachnid.
You can find the App Store IGF section here.