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    Ludum Dare regulars rock IGF Mobile

    Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
    January 26th, 2009 10:18 am

    Well it looks like some of us woke up to some pretty awesome news this morning.

    To start, Phil Hassey’s Ludum Dare favorite Galcon (now on iPhone) was nominated for the “Innovation in Mobile Design” award at this year’s IGF Mobile.  Go Phil!

    Next, Ludum Dare regular tonic‘s companies game (Secret Exit) Zen Bound was nominated for two awards.  “Audio Achievement” and “Best iPhone Game“.  Contratz!

    Finally… well… it seems I’m in the running for “Best Game” with Smiles. :)

    Here’s the complete list.

    IGF Mobile Best Game:

    • Cubic Republic (IKS Mobile) – Flash Lite
    • Smiles (Sykhronics Entertainment) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Edge (Mobigame) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Wardive (And-or) – Nintendo DS
    Innovation in Mobile Game Design:

    • Wardive (And-or) – Nintendo DS
    • Galcon (Hassey Enterprises) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Eliss (Steph Thirion) – iPhone/iPod touch
    Achievement in Art:

    Technical Achievement:

    Audio Achievement:

    • Radio Flare (Studio Radiolaris) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Zen Bound (Secret Exit) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Edge (Mobigame) – iPhone/iPod touch
    Best iPhone Game — Presented by ngmoco:

    • Edge (Mobigame) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Dizzy Bee (Igloo Games) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Fieldrunners (Subatomic Studios) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Zen Bound (Secret Exit) – iPhone/iPod touch
    • Frenzic (The Iconfactory) – iPhone/iPod touch


    Congratulations to all the finalists (which is a little strange to say being one of them).  We’ll keep you posted.

    Stay tuned for MiniLD next week.

    – Mike Kasprzak (PoV)


    7 Responses to “Ludum Dare regulars rock IGF Mobile”

    1. GBGames says:

      w00t! Shove this in the face of anyone who complains that LD is a waste of time! B-)

      Seriously, though, congratulations to everyone!

    2. mrfun says:

      LD power! Also, Galcon was originally an LD48 game IIRC.

    3. Fiona says:

      I remember when a friend a few months ago was all “Look at this cool game I have on my iPhone” and prompty starts playing Galcon. Couldn’t believe an LD game had made it that far.

    4. GBGames says:

      *sniff* They grow up so fast!

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