Today's collection of independent game links include the announcement of a new Experimental Gameplay Project theme, a look at the IGF 2010 Student Showcase finalists, the introduction of a new Boing Boing section for indie games, and Mod DB's feature on the best mods and indie games of 2009. (image source)

Experimental Gameplay: Theme - Rejection
"Another month, another theme. With everyone focused on love this month, what better theme than Rejection?"

Mod DB: 2009 Mod of the Year Awards
"From now until Feb 20th, we shall be sharing a year in review and showcasing the editors' picks of 2009, culminating in the announcement of this year's best mod and game as voted by you."

Guardian: How to become an indie developer in eight steps
"These days, anyone can make a game. Here's how to get started..."

Opposable Thumbs: Student-developed games show bright future for industry
"One of the more interesting aspects of the annual Game Developers Conference is the Independent Games Festival, a showcase for some of the best and brightest people and ideas in the industry. Hidden among the next big indie games is the Student Showcase."

GameSetWatch: IGF Finalist Cogs Rotates Into iPhone
"Lazy 8 Studios's Cogs -- recently shortlisted for the 2010 Independent Games Festival's Excellence in Design category -- is now available on iPhone for $0.99." Cogs is also 50% off on Direct2Drive right now - just $4.95.

Boing Boing: Introducing our 'Games To Get' Page
"A compiled list of 2009's top games across all platforms, with quick descriptions and links to each game's original mention."

Indie Game Magazine: The Pay-What-You-Want We Heart IGM Sale
"Starting today through Valentine's Day, you can purchase a non-renewing digital subscription for the Indie Game Mag at any price you want. You can pay as low as $1, the usual $25, or more. You'll get a year of the bi-monthly magazine, six downloadable issues in total."

IndieGameMusic.com: The Music Resource For The Indie Game Developer
"This site was created to make it easier for indie game-developers who's on a tight budget to find music for their games. Prices should be rather low compared to other music libraries, because it's an indie to indie concept. Regardless of you're a game-developer or a musician, this site is a free service."