GameHouse Announces Winners of Second Annual Great Game Awards
SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — GameHouseÃ‚®, a division of RealNetworksÃ‚®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), announced the winners for the second annual GameHouse Great Game Awards(TM) (GG’s) during an exclusive event held last night at Experience Music Project in Seattle. Media sponsors TechFlash and Gamezebo partnered with GameHouse to present the 2010 GG’s, and the judging panel included representatives from leading independent developers across the casual games industry. GameHouse introduced the GG’s in 2009 as a way to showcase the most talented and creative casual games developers in the industry.
This year, casual gamers had the opportunity to get involved and select the GG’s first ever GAME OF THE YEAR – PLAYER’S CHOICE award by voting for their favorite game at GameHouse.com. An avid GameHouse fan presented the award onstage to the winner, game developer iWin, who took home the trophy for its popular hidden object and match-3 game, Jewel Quest Mysteries – Trail of the Midnight Heart.
“The key to the casual games industry’s booming success is the creativity of game developers who are devoted to bringing fun games to players everywhere,” said John Barbour, president of GameHouse. “We’re honored to work with talented developers from all over the world, and the winners of this year’s Great Game Awards represent the top talent in the business.”
2010 GREAT GAME AWARDS WINNERS: ------------------------------- GAME OF THE YEAR Zuma's Revenge!(TM) - Adventure by PopCap Games GAME OF THE YEAR - PLAYER'S CHOICE Jewel Quest Mysteries -Trail of the Midnight Heart by iWin BEST ART DESIGN Mystery Legends(TM) - Sleepy Hollow by pixelStorm BEST CHARACTER DESIGN Plants vs. Zombies(TM) by PopCap Games BEST NARRATIVE EXPERIENCE Cate West - The Velvet Keys(TM) by Gamenauts MOST INNOVATIVE GAME Plants vs. Zombies(TM) by PopCap Games MOST ADDICTIVE GAME Faerie Solitaire(TM) by Subsoap UP-AND-COMING DEVELOPER Youda Games: Youda Farmer, Youda Marina, Youda Sushi Chef TOP ADVENTURE GAME Princess Isabella - A Witch's Curse by Gogii Games TOP TIME MANAGEMENT GAME Delicious - Emily's Taste of Fame by GameHouse TOP HIDDEN OBJECT GAME Mystery P.I.(TM) - The New York Fortune by PopCap Games TOP MATCH-3 Zuma's Revenge!(TM) - Adventure by PopCap Games TOP SIM / TYCOON My Kingdom for the Princess by Nevosoft
GameHouse is a leader in the digital games industry worldwide and develops content across multiple platforms, with a vertically integrated development, publishing, licensing, distribution and retail business.
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