'Steambirds' wins IndiePub mobile game contest
Thursday 16 December 2010
Steambirds, a top-down flight game for Android handsets, has taken the Grand Prize in the IndiePub Mobile Games Competition. Joining it on the podium are category winners up
SKWER (both for iOS devices) as well as
Hero Mages and
Spark It Up (for Android).
With shades of mobile hit Flight Control about its approach to aerial dogfights, Steambirds took the competition's top honors for its excellence in presentation and gameplay.
It was the Android version that won, though it's also available on iPhone and iPad, and there are free versions on the game's website and at portals such as Armor Games and Kongregate.
"Every aspect of the game is commendable," summarised the judges' panel. Stablemate Heights was runner up in the Audio category, won by Spark It Up's musical fireworks.
Role playing game Hero Mages, also available as a free online game, took the Technical Excellence award, and PLEXXR won in Art with a style that "subtly and expertly guides the player".
The IndiePub game development project has been involved in running competitions at GDC Online and March 2011's upcoming South by SouthWest Screenburn track.
There's more information about the contest winners, runners up, and links to downloads at http://www.indiepubgames.com
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