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Winners of IGC '03 Players Choice Awards - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 17, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT

GarageGames announced today the winners of Indie Games Con ’03 (IGC) Players Choice Awards sponsored by nVIDIA. 21-6 Productions returned to take 1st Place Overall for the second year in a row with their new game GravRally. 21-6's first racing title also edged out Dark Horizons: Lore from Max Gaming Technologies to win Best in Category for Multiplayer. A tie-breaker with Lore decided the Best in Category for Game Art which was awarded to Fuzee Teevee by Gastronaut Studios.

Bit Shifter from Plastic Games was a resounding winner of Best in Category for Single Player and received praise throughout the conference. Bit Shifter was the "Most innovative game at IGC", said Anthony Rosenbaum, Lead Programmer for Max Gaming, "What can I say but wow!" raved Robert Brim and "A tip of the hat to classics from a bygone era," commented Nicolas Quijano.

"IndieGamesCon 2003 was packed with great people, interesting sessions, and inspiring new games like Dark Horizons: Lore, Bit Shifter, and TubeTwist" says Justin Mette President of 21-6 Productions Inc. "The best part was meeting members of the 21-6 team face-to-face for the first time in almost 2 years of working together!"

About GravRally by 21-6 Productions Inc. www.gravrally.com (Best Overall & Best in Category for Multiplayer)

Experience a career in the ultimate racing sport of the future - GravRally! Take control of the latest in anti-gravity technology as you race high-speed GravBikes through open environments such as the futuristic city of Metropolis Prime or the lush beaches of Ocean-Side Island. Engage the Magnetic GravMode to drive on vertical or even inverted surfaces providing a racing experience like no other! Earn game credits by competing in any of six different race modes including Standard Checkpoint Racing, Elimination, FreeForm, Rabbit, Hunter, and Cruise. Use those credits to purchase new equipment and even sell/trade equipment in the online marketplace. Players can also manage teams, host tournaments, and race in officially-sponsored regional and world-wide events for big cash prizes.

About Dark Horizons: Lore by Max Gaming Technologies, LLC (2nd Overall and tied for Best Game Art)

Lore's fast paced action and richly textured universe will thrill even die hard mech fans. Players are thrust into a massive Cold War as three superpowers are fighting for ultimate control. Which faction will you side with? Build your clan, create alliances and join in on the ultimate in mech warfare. Customize your MAV for over-the-top destruction and then watch your opponent eat a missile. As you navigate the Dead Zone, Jump jets, homing missiles, rockets, plasma guns, laser cannon mounted on one of 6 playable MAV's are yours to control. Do you have what it takes to lead a revolution? The thrill of victory will be yours for the taking in Dark Horizons: Lore.

About Bit Shifter by Plastic Games (Best in Category Single Player and 3rd Overall).

A strategy game with a definite arcade vibe, Bit Shifter takes players into the outer limits of their imagination. You play Flash Bios, fearless Bit Shifter for the System Maintenance Corp. When the evil Colonel Panic unleashes a mysterious virus into the System, Bit Shifter is called in to save the day. Pilot your trusty ship, the S.S. Scandisc, destroy Colonel Panic’s evil minions and ultimately save the System!

About Fuzzee Teevee by Gastronaut Studios (Best in Category Game Art and 4th Overall)

Blocks will never again just be puzzle pieces. In Fuzzee Teevee, Gastronaut Studios takes the classic puzzle theme and adds characters, chaos and melee action. Now, when the block doesn’t fit -- Pick it up. Throw it. Knock your opponent’s block off!

About Indie Games Con '03

Dream it, Build it, Play it! - Indie Games Con (IGC) is a fun, informal and informative gathering of independent game developers from around the world. IGC is designed to be a summit meeting of like-minded developers with the shared goal to focus on collaboration and building community.A central focus is the ShowOFF Center where teams can take their latest games out for a spin and get feedback.

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