Malcolm Owen On April 3, 2006 at 4:42 am

A short while ago, Introversion went to the US to take part in the IGF Awards. They won. Now they’ve found the time to do a press release. Cute.

31st March 2006. San Jose, USA. Introversion, one of the UK’s leading independent game development studios today announced that it’s first full game – Darwinia – scooped a total of three awards at the prestigious Independent Games Festival award ceremony, held annually during the Game Developers Conference (GDC).

Darwinia won:

  • Technical Excellence
  • Innovation in Audio
  • Seamus McNally Grand Prize of $20,000

A clearly delighted Mark Morris, Director and co-founder of Introversion said, "This is fantastic! It’s an incredible honour to win one let alone three awards. We’ve worked night and day for the past years to make Darwinia the best it could – these awards prove we were right to follow our instincts."
Thomas Arundel, fellow Director and co-founder and Director added, "It’s truly awesome – I’m still in shock. We never realised that Darwinia had achieved such a following, especially in the USA. I think we have to thank Valve for their part in making our game available to the US audience."
Nominated in a record 4 categories, Darwinia saw off tough competition from a 117 entrants, the highest number since in the IGF’s history.

Darwinia has no publisher, Introversion has manufactured a small number of units that is has sold and distributed in the UK. But true to form, the entrepreneurs behind the game recently signed a deal with Valve’s Steam system for online sales and distribution of the game. The system has proven very successful due to Valve’s powerful marketing and technical excellence.

These latest accolades for Darwinia, joins the widespread critical acclaim from the world’s toughest audience – the gaming press… And then shortly after that they have snippets of review quotes from PC Gamer UK, and IGN. The release continues…

The IGF Pavilion at the 2006 Game Developers Conference in San Jose, which includes over 30 pods showcasing all the IGF finalists, will be officially open until Friday 24th next week, during conference opening hours – 9am to 5.30pm

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