The Game Creator computer game design contest held by the Icelandic Gaming Industry (IGI) which kicked off in September came to an end last week. The winner was Orthus Games who designed the game Relocator.
Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The designers, Tyrfingur Sigurðsson, Burkni Óskarsson and Ingþór Hjálmarsson, earned a four-month residency at the Innovation Center Iceland, a computer from the Samsung center and ISK 100,000 (USD 849, EUR 627) in prize money from Landsbanki, visir.is reports.
Forever Alone, represented by Einar Kristján Bridde, received special recognition for the artistic design of the game Deadguy. The prize was a Microsoft Kinect motion detection system.
Six “ambitious” projects were handed in to the jury, which was comprised of teachers at the computer science departments of Reykjavík University and the University of Iceland, the employees of CCP Games and Plain Vanilla and the representatives of last year’s wining team.
The participants were able to receive assistance from experienced game designers from the Icelandic gaming industry, CCP and Gogogic, among other companies, at special workshops organized by IGI.
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