Both of them have been awarded $100,000 and the first 12 got to meet with publishers like EA and Ubisoft to show off their talent. Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski commented on the growing Indy market:
"These contests provide a crucial amount of visibility for the talent to display their efforts. A resume is a useful tool for getting a job, whereas a fully-functioning game can be a sure fire foot in the door. These games prove that the creators not only have a great work ethic but also have talent, design sense, production experience and the ability to pull something compelling together."Good times for the independent games scene.