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Take a look at Portal!
Published on October 19, 2007 By relswick In Game Developers
Listening to the LinkBobby Blackwolf podcast show today, he mentions how Portal was submitted to the IGF and one of the judges worked for Valve, saw the game and said we need to hire this team!

So, then Portal gets signed and now is released on Steam (I don't subscribe to it) so you really should think about that a bit if your an indie developer!

on Oct 19, 2007
Woo! We submited our game to the student competition... it's so exciting, we really think we have a GOOD chance of getting in the top 12, so GDC here we come!
on Apr 11, 2008
How did your submission go Jonas?