The runners-up in the General and Casual categories are as follows:
“We are very proud to be working with such talented developers and proving to the ‘big guys’ that independent game developers are vital creative engines for the industry,” said Jack Hart, CEO of ECD Systems. “Now its in third year, this contest is an established venue for these independent developers to gain recognition, as well as connect and establish relationships with industry professionals and gamers.”
Engine of War, Akith Games’ winning title, combines zombie and drone fighting action with game simulation that lets players design electric circuits and customize their own weapons.
In Unreal Software’s Stranded II, players will go on an adventure while they struggle for survival. In the game, players need to learn how to gather food, build tools and weapons, hunt, build shelter and vehicles, tame wild animals, and even find legendary treasures.
Maciej Lamberski, creator of Zenek Zombie and winner of the student category, is currently in his second year studying at Politechnika Świętokrzyska in Kielce, Poland.
The grand prize winners in the Casual and General Categories, will receive a specially configured game developer’s workstation. Runners-up in each category will receive iPod nanos, sponsored by Best Buy. In addition, the grand prize winner in the student category walked away with a $1,000 school scholarship. Category finalists also received valuable prizes, including licenses for ECD’s flagship Digital Armor products.
About ECD Systems®
ECD Systems® provides technology innovations for safely creating, sharing and playing video games. Its flagship product, Digital Armor®, provides developers and publishers with proven protection against the theft of digital content throughout the life cycle of a product. ECD also offers unique patent-pending technologies that form the FairShare™ Social Networking Engine (SNE), an enabling tool that helps gamers and developers distribute exchange and build communities around their passion. Additional information can be found at www.ecdsystems.com.
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