ECD Systems® Third Annual Independent Game Developers Contest Now Open for Online Popular Voting





Tuesday March 25, 2008


ECD Systems® Third Annual Independent Game Developers Contest Now Open for Online Popular Voting

MARSTONS MILLS, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ECD Systems®, the technology innovator for the video game industry, is excited to announce that the companys Third Annual Independent Game Developers Contest is now open for gamers and industry enthusiasts alike to cast their votes on this years best independently-developed games.

The best games will be chosen by online popular voting, open now though June 30, 2008, by users playing games and voting online at A judging panel consisting of industry professionals will then select the winners and three finalists from ten semi-finalist games in each category. This years contest also offers a scholarship award for the Best Student Game Entry. Contest results will be announced at the Austin Game Developers Conference, September 15-17, 2008.

We are thrilled with this years game submission turnout both in volume and creativity, which in turn gives our gamers an enhanced gaming experience, said Jack Hart, CEO of ECD Systems. In addition to providing entertainment, which is of course our key goal, this contest offers independent game developers the unique opportunity to showcase their talents and their latest and greatest game designs to a growing network of gamers, peer developers, and publishers.

Voters rate games on a scale of 1-10 based on several factors: story and / or plot, graphics, sound (soundtrack and sound effects), game play controls, user interface, and fun factor. Additionally, voters weigh in on their overall rating of the game. Judges take into account that all games are designed with a certain level of sophistication and complexity in mind, therefore, final ratings for each game are assigned independently of the other games and based on the personal playing experience of each game.

With more than 60 games entered over the past few weeks this years Indie Game Contest has every indication it will be the biggest and best thus far, said Suzanne Forest, IGS Contest Administrator. We are receiving new games daily and theres plenty of time for indie developers to submit their games. Independent game developers can enter the contest online at With so many interesting and fun games coming in all the time we hope gamers will come to the site often to play and vote.

About ECD Systems®

ECD Systems® provides technology innovations for safely creating, sharing and playing video games. Its flagship product, Digital Armor, provides developers and publishers with proven protection against the theft of digital content throughout the life cycle of a product. ECD also offers unique patent-pending technologies that form the FairShare Social Networking Engine (SNE), an enabling tool that helps gamers and developers distribute exchange and build communities around their passion. Additional information can be found at





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