The Academy of Interactive Entertainment's (AIE) iFest festival of indie games drew to a close this Sunday to a very warm reception.
Headlined by keynote speaker and founder of EA Trip Hawkins (pictured), iFest saw one-day events held in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney recently, with each consisting of a series of talks by local and international game developmers as well as a huge display by local talent of upcoming indie titles.
Neil Boyd, Director of Marketing and Business Development at AIE, told MCV: "iFEST 2012 was very successful! We had a great turn out by indie developers and the number of attendees grew in each state. In particular we're really happy with the number of games that developers were showcasing at each iFEST."
"The number and quality of games more than doubled from what was exhibited at iFEST 2011, and showcased the depth of talent in the Australian indie dev community."
The numbers of attendees in Canberra grew from 116 to 160, in Melbourne from 207 to 246 and in Sydney from 228 to 284, and in total from 551 to 690.
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