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INTELLIVISION PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR; STEAMROLLER GAME OF YEAR
Intellivision Productions has been named Publisher of the Year and one of its releases Classic Game of the Year in the first annual Digital Press Classic Videogaming Achievement Awards.
While Digital Press has been around for ten years publishing respected guidebooks, CD-ROMs and a web site for classic video game collectors, this is their first year presenting awards recognizing service to the classic gaming community.
In announcing the Publisher of the Year, Digital Press stated, "We really appreciate the folks in this category. They allow games for non-supported systems to be mass produced for us, the hardcore." They said that Intellivision Productions "won us over" with the games unveiled at the 2000 Classic Gaming Expo: Steamroller for ColecoVision and Sea Battle and Swordfight for Atari 2600.
One of those games, Steamroller, won Classic Game of the Year for its creator, David Rolfe. Although Dave designed the game in 1983, the publisher, Activision, never released it. Intellivision Productions (with the permission of Dave and Activision) finally made the game available in cartridges at the July, 2000 Classic Gaming Expo in Las Vegas and later through the Retrotopia Store.
Said Digital Press, "By a vast majority David Rolfe's Steamroller won the voting. The clever combination of maze-chase action and outstanding graphics make this a 'classic' classic."
We here at Intellivision Productions thank Digital Press and congratulate David Rolfe and the other winners. Now that we've been named Publisher of the Year, what are we going to do next? We're going to Disneyland.com!
COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
The Classic Videogaming Achievement Awards, announced January 26, 2001, were voted on by the staff of Digital Press. There were at least four nominees in each category.
Classic Game of the Year:
Steamroller (David Rolfe/Intellivision Productions)
Best Homebrew of the Year:
Omega Chase (Chris Tumber)
Publisher of the Year:
Classic Gaming Publication or Website of the Year:
Classic Gamer Magazine
Best "Modernized" Classic of the Year:
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