Development competition 'designed to foster innovation'

Activision names $175,000 indie contest winner

Publishing giant Activision has named the winners of its Indie games compeitition.

Judged by IndieCade, Christopher Hui was awarded with $175,000 for his action-adventure title Iron Dragon for touch-screen platforms.

The second place prize of $75,000 meanwhile went to Michael Stanton for multiplayer action title Planet Smashers, built using his own game engine.

Activision said the contest was designed to help "foster innovation".

The winners will retain full intellectual property rights to their games.

"We were excited with the quality, creativity and diversity we saw in the submissions we received for the Games Competition," said Activision VP of external development Dan Winters.

"While the games themselves varied, the unifying theme for everyone involved in the competition has been passion. We want to thank the talented developers who submitted their work and our partners at IndieCade.

"The energy and enthusiasm of the indie community continues to inspire us and we’re thrilled to help make their dreams become reality."

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