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IGF Awards winner secures retail distribution deal

UK independent developer Introversion Software has announced a new North American retail distribution deal for its multi-award winning PC title, Darwinia.

UK independent developer Introversion Software has announced a new North American retail distribution deal for its multi-award winning PC title, Darwinia.

The action-strategy title recently scooped the USD 20,000 Seamus McNally Grand Prize at the Independent Games Festival in San Jose, and also beat the competition to pick up the top prize in both Technical Excellence and Innovation in Visual Arts.

Previously available via digital distribution on Valve's Steam service, the game will also be given a retail presence in North America thanks to Cinemaware Marquee, who also brought Russian title Space Rangers 2 to market following high praise of the game's innovation and accessibility within the independent game developer community.

Chris Delay, head of development at Introversion, commented: "We lived and breathed Darwinia for many, many days and nights and it is great to see our life-blood get distribution in North America. "We now look forward to partnering with Cinemaware Marquee to make Darwinia accessible to everyone."

The game is scheduled for a retail release in June, priced at USD 29.99 and including an exclusive poster and action-figure. No details of an extension to the distribution agreement, or a European retail release for the title have been confirmed so far.

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