RealGames Recognizes Outstanding Developers With First Annual Great Game Awards
SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — RealGames((TM)), a division of RealNetworks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced the winners of the first annual Great Game Awards (GG’s). RealGames is introducing the GG’s as a way to showcase the broad range of creative, high-quality games delivered by developer partners over the past year. 14 winners were announced across a range of categories, during an intimate ceremony and dinner held at Experience Music Project in Seattle.
“It’s all about the game – and the people that develop the greatest games deserve to be celebrated,” said John Barbour, president of RealGames. “This year we’re recognizing our most outstanding developer partners who’ve helped us deliver great games to players around the world. We’re excited to carry on the GG’s as an annual tradition in years to come.”
AWARD WINNERS: GAME OF THE YEAR MORTIMER BECKETT AND THE TIME PARADOX PAPRIKARI MOST INNOVATIVE GAME THE GREAT TREE REFLEXIVE ENTERTAINMENT TOP HIDDEN OBJECT GAME BIG CITY ADVENTURE(TM) - SYDNEY JOLLY BEAR GAMES TOP CLICK MANAGEMENT GAME SALLY'S SPA GAMES CAFE TOP MATCH-3 AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS PLAYRIX ENTERTAINMENT TOP ADVENTURE GAME DREAM CHRONICLES 2(TM) -THE ETERNAL MAZE PLAYFIRST TOP SIM / TYCOON BUILD-A-LOT TOWN OF THE YEAR HIPSOFT TOP CARD / BOARD GAME SKIP-BO CASTAWAY CAPER(TM) ABDUCTION STUDIOS MOST OVERLOOKED GAME WORLD MOSAICS FUGAZO GAMES STAYIN' ALIVE AWARD BEJEWELED 2 POPCAP GAMES BEST ART DESIGN CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? FREEZE TAG BEST CHARACTER DESIGN AIRPORT MANIA REFLEXIVE ENTERTAINMENT BEST WORLD DESIGN DREAM CHRONICLES 2(TM)-THE ETERNAL MAZE PLAYFIRST UP-AND-COMING DEVELOPER THE MYSTERY OF THE CRYSTAL PORTAL ARTOGON
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