GameSpy's Direct2Drive Vision Award Will Award $10,000

GameSpy’s 2nd Annual Direct2Drive Vision Award is recognizing 5 Independent Developers whose spirit of creativity and breakthrough technology over the past year has given them the chance to win $10,000. The 5 finalists will be honored during the Independent Game Festival, held during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 8 – 13. The Direct2Drive, a leader in digital distribution of video games, Vision Award nominees are developers who present new ideas and concepts that will help spark innovation in gaming.

“The future of gaming hinges on the ability for developers to constantly innovate and entertain players of all types. Indie developers are continuously generating the new ideas and concepts that will help drive gaming forward. The Vision Award is one of the ways for us to recognize the community and these five incredible games,” said Sutton Trout, vice president, Direct2Drive Digital Content. 

The 5 finalists and the winner will be presented live on stage by IGN’s Jessica Chobot during the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival Awards on March 11. Here is a look at the 5 finalists:

· HurricaneX2, A 3D martial arts brawler from You Yun Tech.

· Joe Danger, a build-it-yourself stuntman simulator from Hello Games.

· Nyxquest: Kindred Spirits, from Over The Top Games, which challenges players to fly, aim and shoot through a world inspired by Greek myths.

· Super Meat Boy, a platform game from Team Meat starring a lovable cube of meat who must race through dangerous obstacles to save his girlfriend.

· Max and the Magic Marker, a puzzle platform game from Press Play with a unique “magic marker” drawing mechanic.

A bundle of all 5 games is available until March 12 for $29.95, which is 75% off of the price if you purchase all of these games individually. Check it out at and check out all 5 finalists at .

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Josh Wright

Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

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