In the first phase of Activision’s Independent Games Competition, the company has rewarded two independent developers with prizes equalling $250,000. The competition was created by the publishing giant to “foster creativity and innovation from the rising talent in the independent game development community.”
The first prize winner of $175,000 went to Developer Peter Angstadt for his 2D combat game Dstroyd. Along with the winning cash, Angstadt and his studio Turtle Sandbox will have the opportunity to have Activision publish their game if and when it is finished.
Coming in second, receiving $75,000, is the indie studio Engient. Their physics-based war machine building game Rigonauts: Broadside offers players the ability to build increasingly-complex war machines from parts which eventually get sent to war.
The second phase of the Independent Games Competition, available to all US indie studios, will be starting “in the near future” and will have another $250,000 up for grabs.