G4 Media and GameSpot Support Game Developers Choice Awards, Honoring Excellence in Game Development

Choice Awards Presented by Industry Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - March 5, 2003 - The International Game Developer Association (IGDA) today announced that G4 Media and GameSpot are supporting the association's peer recognition honors -- the Game Developer Choice Awards -- as the definitive awards for creative excellence.

G4, the only 24/7 television network dedicated to video games and the gamer lifestyle, will provide extensive coverage of the Choice Awards ceremony across several shows and include Choice Awards logos in programs relating to the nominees, and award-winning games and developers.

GameSpot, the No. 1 online source for game information, will also support the awards program, integrating the award logo into its coverage. A special super-site (gamespot.com/choiceawards), launching concurrent with the event, will include information on all nominees and award recipients, as well as developer interviews, interactive poll results and other special features.

"Consumers know that a Game Developers Choice Award is a stamp of excellence and innovation," said Graeme Devine, programmer, id Software and IGDA chairperson. "These titles and developers have the cachet among the game insiders."

Presenters for the March 6 Choice Awards ceremony are industry leaders, including Graeme Devine, id Software; and last year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Yuji Naka, president and CEO, SONICTEAM, Sega.

"As the Choice Awards are nominated, voted and selected by the development community, it is only fitting that members of the community present as well," noted Jason Della Rocca, program director, IGDA. "As former Choice Awards recipients and developers themselves, these presenters truly understand the significance of being honored by their peers."

The complete list of presenters is:

  • Yuji Naka, SONICTEAM, Sega
  • Chris Trottier, Maxis
  • Jeff Lander, Darwin3D
  • Jason Della Rocca, IGDA
  • Graeme Devine, id Software
  • Martin de Ronde, Lost Boys Games
  • Bob Rafei, Naughty Dog
  • Kathy Schoback, Sega of America
  • Trent Oster, BioWare Corp.
  • Marty O'Donnell, Bungie Studios
  • Harvey Smith, Ion Storm
  • Stevie Case, Monkeystone Games
  • Richard Evans, Lionhead Studios
  • Samantha Ryan, Monolith Productions
  • Jason Kingsley, Rebellion Developments

The ceremony for the 3rd annual Game Developers Choice Awards is scheduled to take place March 6, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. at the GDC. Produced by the Gama Network, the GDC is the world's largest conference and exposition dedicated to video game development and related industries.

The Game Developers Choice Awards are proudly sponsored by NVIDIA and RenderWare.

About the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit membership organization that advocates globally on issues related to digital game creation. The IGDA's mission is to strengthen the international game development community and effect change to benefit that community. For more information on the IGDA, please visit www.igda.org or e-mail [email protected].

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