Gamasutra is pleased to announce that, after winning a Webby last year
, it has once again been victorious at the 11th Annual Webby Awards in the 'Games-Related' category, a significant achievement for the CMP Game Group-run site in the competition that the New York Times calls 'the Oscars of the Internet'.
Other nominees in the 'Games-Related' category this year were CNET Networks' GameSpot (which picked up the 'People's Voice' public-voted section of the awards) and AOL's GameDaily, as well as the official websites for LucasArts' LEGO Star Wars II
The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with over 500 members including internet 'founding father' Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, Simpsons creator Matt Groening, The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington, and film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards on June 5 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The gala event will once again hosted by former Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry, and will showcase award winners delivering their famous five-word acceptance speeches, with David Bowie and the founders of YouTube winning special achievement awards.
In a separate awards ceremony, the April 2006 issue of Game Developer
won a 56th Annual Maggie Award for Best Magazine (Computers/Trade) at a Los Angeles ceremony last Friday. The April issue featured a postmortem of Ubisoft's King Kong game
, the magazine's regular/canonical salary survey, and an interview with Will Wright, among other major features.
The magazine's competitors at the Maggie Awards, presented by the Western Publications Association, were fellow CMP publication Network Computing
, the independent Microsoft-themed mag Redmond Channel Partner
, the embedded-specific RTC Magazine
, and former CMP book Technology & Learning
The entire staff of both Gamasutra and Game Developer would like to thank the readers of our publications and the juries behind these awards for honoring us, and hope to continue bringing you the highest quality editorial on the art, science, and business of making games.