DIRECT2DRIVE 2011 VISION AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

On Wednesday, March 2 nd, Direct2Drive (D2D), a leader in the digital distribution of video games, announced Amnesia: The Dark Descent from developer Frictional Games the winner for the 13th Annual Independent Games Festival's (IGF) Direct2Drive Vision Award. The game is a first person, survival horror game that launched last year for the PC.

The Direct2Drive Vision Award honors independent developers and the groundbreaking work they do to present fresh ideas and innovation across the gaming industry.

"We are extremely pleased with the recognition we've received for Amnesia from the entire game community," said Jens Nilsson, co-founder of Frictional Games. "Our team would like to thank Direct2Drive for honoring our efforts with this game, as well as supporting its future success through its digital distribution service. The reception to Amnesia has been nothing short of amazing and we're excited to continue building on its success."

Set in a desolate but dangerous castle, Amnesia: The Dark Descent takes players on a frightening psychological journey that explores the depths and horrors of the human mind. A game where every sound and sight could mean the difference between life and death, players must use their wits to stay alive.

A highly acclaimed indie game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent has been nominated for multiple awards as part of IGN's Best of 2010, including Best Horror Game, Coolest Atmosphere, and the prestigious PC Game of the Year award.

As the winner of the Direct2Drive Vision Award, Frictional Games will receive:

    <*>A $10,000 cash prize <*>Access to all GameSpy Technology's cross-platform online services <*>Continued distribution and promotion on Direct2Drive.com <*>Free admission to GDC 2012
Amnesia: The Dark Descent will be on display in the IGN Pavilion through March 4 th at the 2011 Game Developers Conference. For more information about this year's finalists or to purchase their games, please visit:  http://www.direct2drive.com/promos/igf-2011.

For additional information regarding The Independent Games Festival, organized by the UBM TechWeb Game Network, please visit:  http://www.gdconf.com.

Media Contact:

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