Good afternoon Game Developers!
This is the forum post youve all been waiting for since the contest launched last fall! This years Level Up had a number of improvements to the contest including a sponsorship from Valve Software to get the winning demos featured on Steam.
The contest had over 200 entries, resulting in 147 game demos from 35 countries. You guys have raised the bar on this competition. The winners should be incredibly proud that they have prevailed amongst a pool of great game demos. Those who did not win should not be discouraged or take it as a sign that your demo was not liked continue to raise the bar and participate again!
Congratulations to the winners!
Game of the Year: Blackwell from BlackPipe
Student Game of the Year: The White Laboratory from Tao Xin
Game Genre Winners:
o Adventure/Role Play: Blackwell from BlackPipe
o Casual Game: DIVO from Logic Droids
o Educational Game: Atooms to Moolecules from BitSits Games
o Puzzle Game: Splice from Cipher Prime Studios
o Shooter: MilitAnt from Xibalba Studios
o Simulation: Imagine Earth fromSerious Brothers
o Strategy (tie): Plutonic Repulse: A Tale of Limerence from blackcowstudios
o Strategy (tie) The White Laboratory from Tao Xin
Judges Choice Winners
o Best 3D: ThunderWheels from G-Boot Games
o Best Art: Beatbuddy from Threaks
o Best Character: Trash TV from Lawrie&Co
o Best Physics: ThunderWheels from G-Boot Games
o Best Sound: Beatbuddy from Threaks
The winning demos will be shown in the lobby of Nokia Theater at the Video Games Live concert during E3 in Los Angeles, CA on the evening of June 6. Simultaneously, Steam will have these available for download!
Thank you all for your participation in the contest! During the off-season, please stay tuned to the forum, as Ill continue to provide information and resources for you to help improve and accelerate your demo development for the next Level Up!