Tuesday, 2 March 2010

First Indy Game Challenge Winners Announced

In this year’s DICE summit, an award for the best Indy game has seen its first edition with 120 games in contest of which there have been 2 winners: for the non-professional category the winner were a group of students from the Digipen Institute of Technology with “Gear”, a puzzle game; for the professional contest, Lazy 8 Studios got the prize with a puzzle game named “Cogs”.

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.

Source: Forbes

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