uDevGames 2004 contest winners announced

iDevGames has announced the winners of this year's uDevGames contest. uDevGames happens annually -- it's a game development contest that has been created to encourage the creation of new games and game technology for the Mac platform.

This year's Best Overall Game Award goes to ShineBug by Charles Gowan. The Best Newcomer Award was presented to Bug Thug by Jonathan Czeck, and the Editor's Prize Award was given to Feathered Soccer by Ludovico Rossi. Honorable mentions were also handed out to Ark Annoyed 3D by Mike Plouffe, Bit Racer by Will Thimbley, Icarus by Brian Ramagli and Wild Lands Hockey by Kevin Dromereski.

Finalists were determined, depending on the category, either by public votes, "peer" votes by other developers and a select panel of developers. The Editor in Chief of iDevGames, Carlos Camacho, named his Editor's Prize Award.

Three finalists were each named in six different categories:

Gameplay Category
Kill Dr. Cote by Justin Ficarrotta
Snowball by Aaron Sullivan
1neum by Rene Bauer

Graphics Category
ShineBug by Charles Gowan
SolarQuest by Andrew Farley
Rescue by Neil Carter

Audio Category
ShineBug by Charles Gowan
Rescue by Neil Carter
Bug Thug by Jonathan Czeck

Originality Category
Bug Thug by Jonathan Czeck
ShineBug by Charles Gowan
Snowball by Aaron Sullivan

Story Category
Nanocrisis by Alex Ni
Rescue by Neil Carter
Dead Days by Tobias Opfermann

Polish Category
SolarQuest by Andrew Farley
Bug Thug by Jonathan Czeck
ShineBug by Charles Gowan

Downloads of all of this year's entrants are available from the iDevGames Web site.

Macworld magazine was a sponsor of uDevGames 2004.

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