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Game engine maker's third annual award winners announced, with $9,500 in prizes trousered.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 1st, 2009 – At the Unite conference, Unity Technologies, the leading provider of the multi-platform game development platform for Web, PC, Mac, Wii™ and iPhone, announced the award winners of its third annual contest.

This year, there were 129 submissions, twice the number of submissions last year, spanning four categories: Best Overall, Best iPhone Game, Best Visual Design and Best Technical Achievement; prizes totaled $9,500.

"We're continuing to see professional console-quality content as well as entries that are a little more experimental, a little more edgy and arty," said Nicholas Francis, Chief Creative Officer at Unity Technologies. "It's great that people are pushing this envelope a bit more, and for us that's an exciting part of making a tool. There is this box that we think people are going to play in, and people just keep breaking out of that to make content that completely takes us by surprise."

The award winners in each category are:

Best Overall:

Winner: Max & the Magic Marker, developed by Press Play

Runner Up: Lego Star Wars: Quest for R2-D2, developed by Three Melons

Finalist: Paper Moon, developed by Infinite Ammo

Finalist: Monospace, developed by Nonverbal (Daniel Lutz)

Finalist: EnerCities, developed by Paladin Studios

Best iPhone Game:

Winner: Monospace, developed by Nonverbal (Daniel Lutz)

Runner Up: Samurai: Way of the Warrior, developed by Mad Finger Games

Finalist: Snake Galaxy, developed by DigDog

Finalist: Battle Bears, developed by SkyVu Pictures & Blackish

Finalist: Touch KO, developed by Adam and Matt Mechtley

Best Visual Design:

Winner: Doppelscope, developed by Tobias Baumann

Runner Up: Blush, developed by Flashbang Studios

Finalist: Choma, developed by Knife Media

Finalist: Max & the Magic Marker, developed by Press Play

Finalist: Paper Moon, developed by Infinite Ammo

Best Technical Achievement:

Winner: Blush, developed by Flashbang Studios

Runner Up: Max & the Magic Marker, developed by Press Play

Finalist: Time Donkey, developed by Flashbang Studios

Finalist: Touch KO, developed by Adam and Matt Mechtley

Finalist: Super Volei Brasil 2, developed by Aquiris

For more information about the awards, visit http://unity3d.com/contest/.

About Unite, Unity Technologies’ Developer Conference

This year, the Unite conference featured a keynote by Richard Hilleman, Chief Creative Officer at Electronic Arts, and a special free to attend 1-day boot camp for Flash users to learn about transitioning to Unity in addition to a packed program of tutorials, technical sessions and hands on lab time.

Following Unity tradition, Unite has proven to be an event for making new business contacts, showing projects, making friends, and learning how to do stuff better.

Unite 2009 took place on October 27-30, 2009 at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, California. For more information about Unite, visit http://unity3d.com/unite/.

About Unity Technologies

Headquartered in San Francisco, Unity Technologies enables game developers of all sizes to get their game made faster and more efficiently across a variety of platforms. The Unity engine is platform agnostic and significantly expands the reach for developers. As a fully supported deployment platform, developers can now use Unity to drive development of the best games on iPhone, Mac and PC as well as the Wii console. For more information about Unity technologies, visit http://unity3d.com/.

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