NEW YORK - December 3, 2009
2BeeGames.com, the premier online community for independent games, celebrated the conclusion of its 2nd Indie Games Competition by awarding developer TwO Bros. Games with the contest's grand prize of $10,000 and a publishing contract for Climb to the Top of the Castle. The winning game beat out over 120 other submissions to claim the top prize.
The developers of TwO Bros. Games, brothers Timothy and Orion Arata of Arizona, describe Climb to the Top of the Castle as“an old-school inspired action-platformer with one-hit kills and a limited number of lives to make it to the top of the Warlock's Castle and save the Princess.”
Thousands of voters participated in the second iteration of 2BeeGames’ Indie Game Competition, which called upon aspiring developers to submit new and original games on 2BeeGames.com for judging. Once uploaded, the 2BeeGames.com community had the opportunity to play, rate, and provide feedback for each game. Enduring several rounds of voting and eliminations, Climb to the Top of the Castle has emerged victorious and is recognized as the top submission by the judges of 2BeeGames.com.
In addition to the $10,000 in prize money, Zoo Games, Inc. will offer a publishing deal to TwO Bros.Games. Community favorite, Vector Conflict: The Siege from Dig Your Own Grave Games, will receive $5,000 for its submission.
“Our second indie game competition saw an increase in submissions and much greater participation from the community," said Tony Tran, community manager (“Beekeeper”) for 2BeeGames.“The developers took the competition to another level, making the judging and elimination process that much more difficult. Once again, the Hive was fantastic in showing its support and love for independent games by showing up in droves to submit games, play,vote and ultimately choose the next great indie title.”
While the 2nd Indie Games Competition has concluded, all of the submissions from the competition remain playable online and are available for download at 2BeeGames.com.
2BeeGames is a showcase and gaming destination as well as a community for indie developers and casual game enthusiasts. Visit the recently re-launched www.2beegames.com to play the latest games and interact with both game designers and fans of indie game development. Follow the latest news from @2BeeGames on Twitter and become part of the Hive on Facebook.
2BeeGames.com is a community for independent game developers, gamers, and video game fanatics. Developers can post games to the community during any stage of the development process. The site currently features nearly 100 online and downloadable games from indie developers worldwide. Anyone in“The Hive,” the 2BeeGames community, can give feedback to help the developers improve and refine their games. In addition, games rated highly by the users can be considered for a publishing contract to see their games released on home and handheld gaming consoles. 2BeeGames.com is owned by Zoo Games, Inc.
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Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for 2BeeGames