GCAP: Top Aussie games for '07 named

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords named top Aussie-made game at industry awards.

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Infinite Interactive's puzzle/RPG hybrid Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has dominated Australia's peak industry games awards. It won five categories at the Game Development Association of Australia's (GDAA) annual awards.

At the GDAA Awards held in Melbourne overnight, Puzzle Quest was named Best Australian Game for 2007. The innovative game and its various formats also won for Best Gameplay, Best PC Game, Best Handheld Game, and Best Console Game. The GDAA Awards--which aim to recognise the best games made in Australia and New Zealand every year--were held to coincide with Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), the Aussie industry's annual developer conference. Judging for the awards is performed by an independent panel of industry representatives*.

The full list of award winners is listed below:

Best Audio
Viva Piñata Party Animals; Krome Studios

Best Gameplay
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords; Infinite Interactive

Best Handheld Game
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords; Infinite Interactive

Best Mobile Game
Fast and the Furious: Fugitive 3D; Firemint

Best PC Game
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords; Infinite Interactive
Special Commendation: Fury; Auran

Best Graphics
Viva Piñata Party Animals; Krome Studios

Best Console Game
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords; Infinite Interactive

The Adam Lancman Award for Best New Startup
Red Tribe

Best Game 2007
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords; Infinite Interactive

* GameSpot AU editor Randolph Ramsay was a judge at the GDAA Awards for 2007.

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