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Jon Schube at Games Festival
Jon Schube's Game Wins at the Independent Games Festival
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 //

Closure, an online video game by Tyler Glaiel, Chris Rhyne, and Jon Schubbe, won the Excellence in Audio award at the Independent Games Festival, presented during the annual Game Developers' Conference, held in San Francisco on March 9th - 13th, 2010.

The IGF awards are the most prestigious awards in the video game industry. There is an IGF Student Award, but the Closure team won in the regular competition.

Closure was also a finalist in the Technical Excellence and Nuovo Award categories. As Nuovo finalists, the team presented a short talk about their game at GDC.

Tyler Glaiel and Jon Schubbe, who worked on the Independent Games Festival finalist and Nuovo award nominee Closure, take a different approach to their puzzle platforming game. I think this game really bridges abstract ideas with established gameplay mechanics, Schubbe said.

Introducing completely new ideas should be handled carefully, he said, otherwise you can limit your audience. You have to judge what to keep the same, and what's worth changing, Schubbe said.

Team Closure is now working on a commercial release of the game, due out some time in 2010. You can play the free game at Closure