Swedish Indie Game Award 09 opens the gates!

Stockholm, Sweden, May 14th 2009 - Swedish Indie Game Award, SIGA, is a development contest for independent game developers arranged by the gaming site Gameplayer.se, along with the developer and publisher Paradox Interactive.

The contest will be open for 10 months with the winning game presented to all the leading digital download portals, and is guaranteed in being published on the digital download portal Gamersgate.com.

Game Editor at Gameplayer, Lars Jensen commented,

“There are so many talented game developers out there that deserve to be brought to gamers attention. And this year’s competition will be available to even more developers since anyone can participate as long as they are an independent game studio. This will make the competition tougher, but likely raise the standards even higher.”

CEO at Paradox Interactive, Fredrik Wester added,

"Some of the best game ideas are created by small indie developers, but they rarely manage to reach a wider audience. We really want to use this competition to find tomorrow's revolutionary game, and give indie developers the opportunity to reach out to gamers worldwide through digital download."

The winning game studio will also get an advance of 25 000 SEK in royalties.

To sign up for the contest and more information about the competition,

Please go to: http://gameplayer.se/siga2009.php

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 the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Mount&Blade, Elven Legacy 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 (Game friday). Gameplayer.se also provide the Egmont magazine "The Official Guiness World of Records Magazine" with gaming content each month. More information about Gameplayer products and publications can be found at 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

Contact information:

Fredrik Wester

CEO Paradox Interactive

fredrik.wester@paradoxplaza.com

Lars Jensen

Game Editor at Gameplayer

lars.jensen@gameplayer.se


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