Fantastic Arcade closed out Sunday evening with an award ceremony in the Austin, TX Highball that saw Enviro-Bear 2000 walking away with the grand prize and Nidhogg scoring top audience honors. Enviro-Bear 2000‘s first-place finish earned developer Justin Smith a $500 Cash Prize, Dell Inspiron M501R notebook. Nidhogg, which also took home the Bloodsport award, banked
developer Mark Essen $250 and a trophy. 2nd- and 3rd-place winners in both competitions also won cash awards.
The ceremony also featured the awarding of the winners of the 48-Hr Machinima competition. The Blue Suns team’s Dance Dance Retribution, a revenge tale centered around a deadly dance showdown, won the first place prize and $300, a Dell XPS 7100 PC including Eyefinity triple-monitor capability and hardware, plus three graphics cards worth $ 2,500 value. Los Chunky Changos took home the second prize award of a $250, a Dell Inspiron M501R notebook and three graphics cards valued at $1,500 while team member Jorge Campos won a walk-on role the webseries Red vs. Blue for his best actor award-winning performance in their dark piece The Bone Orchard.
All award winners received a pair of Onitsuka Tiger shoes, an ASICS hat, and an ASICS T-Shirt. 48-Hour Machinima Challenge winning teams additionally received all of the official Moviestorm packs and a collection of Halo 3 and Halo: Reach figures.
Here’s a full list of the award winners:
48 Hr Machinima Contest
1st Place – Dance, Dance Retribution (The Blue Suns: Kootra, Gassy Mexican, Guitarmasterx7)
2nd Place – The Bone Orchard (Los Chunky Changos: Jorge Campos and goofparade)
Best Actor – Jorge Campos
Fantastic Arcade Spotlight Competition
1st Place – Enviro-Bear 2000
2nd Place – Monaco
3rd Place – Every Day The Same Dream
1st place – Nidhogg
2nd place – Feist
3rd place – Every Day the Same Dream
Most Fantastic World – Machinarium
World of Metrics Award – Feist
Best Family Game – Ulitsa Dimitrova
Honorary Texan Award – Norrland