Defcon in End Of Year awards

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Defcon in End Of Year awards

Postby Chris » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:15 pm

Defcon has won the IGN award for "Best Artistic Design", in their "best of 2006" article. Here's a quote:
"Good artistic design doesn't always mean packing in the most details or most effects. While many titles manage to get noticed by upping polygon counts and complex rendering technologies, other titles can wind up doing more with less. Such is the case with this year's winner, DEFCON. Introversion's game of nuclear-powered mutually assured destruction may not have the most impressive technical effects ever, but the overall design of the game is the most effective we've seen this year."

Defcon was also the Runner Up in "Best Strategy Game", "Best use of Sound" and "Best Online Game".

Read the full article here.

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In addition to this, Defcon has come in at Number 21 in Next Gen's top 50 games of 2006.
"The real-time strategy DEFCON is equal parts stark, tense, disturbing, and paranoia inducing. Best of all, it has guts enough not to sugarcoat things by making it seem like this kind of conflict is anything but a dead-end."

Read the full article here.

UPDATE: Defcon is also the runner up in Edge Magazine's "Best Audio Design" category in their 2006 awards (in which I believe Darwinia was runners up last year).
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Postby ScareyedHawk » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:55 pm

Fantastic. You definitely deserve it. Congratulations.

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Postby prophile » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:58 pm

Well-earned titles. Well done Introversion :D
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Postby elDiablo » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:47 pm

Congrats!
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Postby SuVir » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:58 pm

Hey I got there first! (http://forums.introversion.co.uk/defcon/viewtopic.php?t=3687)

anyway, congrats :D
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Postby Testrie » Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:49 am

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Postby martin » Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:15 am

well done introversion! yet another award ;)
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Postby Icepick » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:10 pm

CVG have named Defcon one of the top 10 PC Games of the year - http://www.computerandvideogames.com/ar ... ?id=152473
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Postby jelco » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:25 pm

It must be very cool to see your game among games like GRAW and Oblivion!

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Postby KingAl » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:32 pm

On the contrary - I'd be saying the same thing to the blokes at Bethseda and Ubi with regards to IV!
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Postby sirvoks » Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:33 am

Congratulations, Introversion :)
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Postby Pericle » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:59 pm

Congratulations, Introversion!

Well done! 8)
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Postby MoonHill » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:43 pm

Congrats, IV. Despite not needing popular praise to know that you guys have a great game on your hands here, it's always nice to get some.
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Congratulations are in order

Postby ChasM » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:02 pm

These awards are really overdue for Introversion. I really like the enthusiasm.

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