Finalists in indie game development contest revealed!

NEW YORK—December 9th, 2008— You are caught amidst a post-apocalyptic world, suddenly you realize that strange monsters lurk in the shadows, and then you become struck with a feeling of vertigo. Why?

Because Paradox Interactive and Gameplayer have revealed the finalists of their indie game development competition, SUT2008. The jury now goes to work at their computers, and the result will be presented at the end of January 2009. The winning game will be published online through GamersGate.

The finalists are:

1. Boingo by Black Drop Studios

Bounce around in a surreal atmosphere as monsters lurk in the shadows. This action-puzzle adventure might seem peaceful on the surface, but quick decisions are vital when danger is threatening from all angles.

Download the demo here: http://gameplayer.se/files/00/10/sut2008/boingo.zip

2. Flipside of the Divine by The Flipotechs

This three-dimensional action puzzle features an environment inspired by Incan culture. Move across dizzying heights as you jump your way through the adventure. Try not to let vertigo get to you, as it is a long way down.

Download the demo here: http://gameplayer.se/files/00/10/sut2008/flipside.zip

3. A Wikiped’s Story by Mjao

Point-and-click adventure games may seem fairly standard, but A Wikiped’s Story actually invites two people to sit down side-by-side and explore this strange, post-apocalyptic world.

Download the demo here: http://gameplayer.se/files/00/10/sut2008/wikiped_story.zip

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Read more: http://www.paradoxplaza.com

About Gameplayer.se

Gameplayer.se, founded in 2004 and based in Skövde, Sweden, is a leading nordic gaming site. Over the years Gameplayer.se has grown considerably through a strong supply of text and video content. Publication highlights include Gameplayer TV and Spelfredag. Gameplayer.se also provide the Egmont magazine "The Official Guiness World of Records Magazine" with gaming content each month.

Read more: http://www.gameplayer.se

About GamersGate

GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform, providing ready gaming experiences for gamers worldwide– anytime, anywhere. Viewed as a strong contender in the digital download arena, GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry. Future strategies include the launch of several additional services, and the further aggressive expansion of its product portfolio, from a wide range of internationally recognized publishers. http://www.gamersgate.com


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