Algoma University has announced the winners of the Arcademy Games Awards. The three first prize winners are ResponseReady
in the serious games category, Jason Rohrer’s Cultivation
in the indie games category, and Booze Cruise
in the student game category.
New this year, and held at the recent Future Play 2007 Conference in Canada, the Arcademy Games Competition was sponsored by Festival Arcadia. The compeition featured head-to-head contests between games from Canada, Greece, the U.K., and the U.S. The first place winners received prize packages worth more than $5,000.
, the indie game category winner, is a game about the social interactions within a gardening community. The serious games category winner, ResponseReady
, is an “expect the unexpected” emergency preparedness scenario game, while student game winner Booze Cruise
is a driving game designed to increase awareness about drinking and driving.
Second place winners include Stick Arena
, Meet Officer Roberts
, and Cleanly Childcare
, where players step into the shoes of a daycare worker.
Festival Arcadia first showcased the submitted games at its show in Montreal to 22,000 visitors, where a game called Game Over!
received a People’s Choice award.
See below for the complete list of winning games and names of those who developed them.
First Place: Cultivation
, by Jason Rohrer
Second Place: Stick Arena
, by Skye Boyes (Jordan Dubuc, Stuart Hart, Robyn Dubuc, Danny Grieg, and X Gen Studios)
First Place: ResponseReady
, by Kenton White, Shannon Beahen, Steph Clarke, John Dallas, Cameron Bennett, Chris Kruger, and Distil Interactive
Second Place: Meet Officer Roberts
, by Glenn Albright, William Fraher, Ralph Vacca, and Kognito Solutions LLC
First Place: Booze Cruise
, by Lori Shyba, Nooshin Esmaeili, John Heerema, Vishal Kochhar, Phillipa Sessini, and Ronan Sicre
Second Place: Cleanly Childcare
, by Aaron Berton, Jason Conley, Joe Fitzgerald, Addam Pushman, Tom Stark, David Sahlin, Eric Vogel, and Prof. Brian Magerko at Michigan State University
(Note: Two People’s Choice Award were given based on the two locations where the games were displayed and voted on)
Montreal: Game Over
, by Dimitris Grammenos
Toronto: tie Booze Cruise
, by Marcus Ingvarsson, Håkan Mattsson, Andreas Svensson, Jonas Rogert, Jonatan Österberg, Povel Gulin, Erik Öqvist, Monica Kreitz, Johan Skoglund