Activision Announces Winners of the Activision Independent Games Competition

“Dstroyd” by Peter Angstadt takes First Place while “Rigonauts: Broadside” by Engient Receives Second Place. More details after the jump.

In an effort to help foster creativity and innovation from the rising talent in the independent game development community, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is proud to announce the winners of the first round of the inaugural Activision Independent Games Competition.  The winners are being rewarded for their hard work and creativity with cash prizes to be used further develop their winning ideas.    Dstroyd  by Peter Angstadt won the first place cash prize of $175,000, while Rigonauts: Broadside  by Engient took the second place cash prize of $75,000.

The Activision Independent Games Competition is open to all independent developers located in the United States, either individuals or teams, and submissions for completed or in-development games (including game concepts/proposals).  Activision will award a total of$500,000 in development support throughout this competition, which will be conducted in two phases.  Details regarding the second phase of the competition will be announced in the near future.

“The first round of the competition was very impressive, and we have thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to show our commitment to supporting the creative spirit and innovation of independent developers,” said Dave Stohl, Executive Vice President of Studios at Activision. “We look forward to continuing to reward independent developers for their remarkable efforts, and inspiring them to turn their dreams into reality.”

Interviews with the winners along with details about their winning submissions can be found at the following links:

Dstroyd: by Peter Angstadt

Rigonauts: Broadside by Engient

About Activision:

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website,