Hilversum, July 5, 2010– Dutch based online game company, Youdagames, is nominated with three of its games for the 2nd annual GameHouse ® Great Game AwardsTM. In the Up-and-Coming Developer category, Youdagames has been nominated for its recent releases Youda Farmer, Youda Sushi Chef and Youda Marina. The GameHouse Great Game Awards recognize creativity, innovation and commercial success of casual games released in 2009. The awards ceremony will occur July 19, prior to the Casual Connect 2010 conference in Seattle.
Youdagames is very proud to be nominated for Up-and-Coming Developer based on three out of five games released in 2009. In this year the company has grown fast which resulted in some high quality casual games on different platforms and a lot more to come in 2010. With this nomination, the efforts made in 2009 are now also acknowledged by the industry, which is a great honor.
“Of course recognition from the market itself is of main importance, but being nominated for our creativity and innovation by such a good partner as GameHouse adds to the enjoyment of being a Casual Game developer. It is good to see that the hard work of our talented employees pays off,” says Jurriaan van Teunenbroek, COO at Youdagames.
“All of these games are special to us for various reasons, I like to believe that they are all unique. In particular, Youda Marina’s inclusion in the nomination is a big compliment for our Macedonian Studio, that developed this unique game on its own strength,” adds Horst Streck, CEO at Youdagames
With the Great Game Awards, also called the GG’s, GameHouse celebrates innovation and creativity across the casual games industry. The awards recognize casual game developer partners for their contributions to the industry. In July 2009, the first GG’s were organized with 14 winners across a range of categories. This year again the company recognizes both the craftsmanship and the commercial success of games released in 2009. 'Best of Craft' award nominees will be voted on by a panel of representatives from leading independent developers across the casual games industry, while 'Best of Genre' awards will be based on sales performance on the GameHouse network. This year, GameHouse is also launching a new category, Player’s Choice– Game of the Year, with voting now open at www.GameHouse.com/promotions.
With the release of Youda Farmer in January 2009 I Sioux Game Productions was fully accepted as casual game developer within the casual games industry. The game was released on almost every casual game platform and turned out to be very successful. As a result Youda Farmer 2 will be released in the summer of 2010.
In Youda Farmer you have to run your farm, grow your crops and provide all shops with the supplies they need. It’s up to you to keep all retailers in this little village happy with your beautiful farm products.
Numerous combo’s, upgrades and specials and beautiful design make Youda Farmer very addictive and a lot of fun to play.
Youda Marina was released in May 2009. The game shows a wonderful mix of simulation and time management elements.
In this game you have to manage your own harbor‘Marina’. Your goal is to either focus on creating an efficient working harbor or produce the most beautiful marina in the world! Small goals need to be achieved in order to reach your major final goal.
Youda Marina brings together all the creativity of landscape design with some great management action.
Youda Sushi Chef
Youda Sushi Chef was developed in corporation with the world’s biggest online game website, Miniclip.com. Following their highly successful free to play online game, Sushi-Go-Round, Miniclip has licensed the rights to Youdagames to develop the sequel to the game that will play both online and will also have a premium PC version available for download. This game was released in July 2009.
Your main goal is to keep your customers happy and serve them the right dishes in time to reach your daily target. You really have to rely on your memory skills. The game consists of six beautifully designed restaurants, a great choice of different sushi recipes, lots of bonuses, combo’s and upgrades.
Youda Sushi Chef outshines by beautiful design and a challenging game play.
About Youdagames/I Sioux Game Productions
I Sioux Game Productions, based in The Netherlands, has been developing games, since 2002. All games are published under the Youdagames brand, which has become a well known brand in the international casual games industry now. The games are published on the own game portal www.youdagames.com. The portfolio now consists of 18 download games in total. All games are developed on a high quality standard with an original game play and high-end 3D design. With a total of 7 download games and one iPhone game (Governor of Poker) released in 2009, already a couple of download games, a couple of iPhone games and two Nintendo DS titles (Youda Farmer/Youda Safari) in development for 2010, Youdagames is becoming an important player in the global casual games market.
Inge Rolf– Marketing&PR
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