Press Release


Austin, TX—Monday, September 27, 2010—Fantastic Arcade, the new independent games festival presented by America’s largest genre film festival Fantastic Fest, today announced the award winners for the festval, including the Most Fantastic Award, the Game Developer Audience Awards and the 48-hour Machinima Film Challenge.  Prize packages feature hardware and software from event partners Dell and AMD.

Most Fantastic Award:
1st place: Enviro-Bear 2000!  
2nd place (The Gauntlet Award for Best Team Play):  Monaco
3rd place (Employee of the Month): Every day the same dream

Bloodsport of the Year Award: Nidhogg

Honorary Texan: Norrland

City of Lost Children Award(Most Fantastic Planet): Machinarium

The Exciting World of Metrics Award: Feist

Best Family Game: Ulitsa Dimitrova

Game Developer Audience Awards: 
1st  Place:  Nidhogg
2nd Place: Feist
3rd Place: Every day the same dream

48-Hr Machinima Filmmaking Challenge Winners:
1st place: Dance Dance Retribution
Team: The Blue Suns
Team lead: Jordan Mathewson
Genre: Dancing
Engine: Mass Effect 2

2nd place: The Bone Orchard
Team: Los Chunky Changos
Leader: Jorge Campos
Genre: Western
Engine: Movie Storm

Best Actor: Jorge Campos for the Bone Orchard  


About Fantastic Fest

Dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by showbiz bible Variety, Fantastic Fest is also known as the “Comic Con of film festivals.” Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, showcasing eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The 2009 edition hosted over 70 world, U.S. and regional premieres of the latest sci-fi, horror, fantasy and cult films from around the world.  Fantastic Fest is scheduled for September 23-30, 2010.

Our Partners

Fantastic Fest media partners include IFC TV in conjunction with Time Warner Cable, and network television partners KXAN Austin News (NBC) and The CW Austin (CW).  AMD and Dell are teamed up to support the Next Wave Filmmakers Spotlight Competition at Fantastic Fest. Presenting sponsor Ambhar Tequila is the official tequila of Fantastic Fest.  FEARnet, Qriocity and Playstation Network are also Presenting Sponsors, while Syfy, HitFix and Radisson are Title Sponsors.  Other sponsors include Anchor Bay Entertainment, Criterion, Dark Sky Films, Embassy Suites, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, WellGo USA, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Texas Film Commission and Whole Foods.  Media partners include Ain't It Cool News, Austin Chronicle, 101X FM, The Onion, Chud, Fangoria, Moving Pictures and Twitch.

For more information contact Mike Plante, Fantastic Arcade creative director, at [email protected]. For more information, visit