The grand prize winner was Peter Angstadt's RTS effort Dstroyd, which earned the developer $175,000. Coming in second was Engient's DIY vehicular combat curio Rigonauts: Broadside, which awarded them a prize of $75,000.
"The first round of the competition was very impressive, and we have thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to show our commitment to supporting the creative spirit and innovation of independent developers," said Activision exec Dave Stohl. "We look forward to continuing to reward independent developers for their remarkable efforts, and inspiring them to turn their dreams into reality."
The rules of the competition state that the winners retain the IP rights to their games but Activision gets first dibs on electing whether to publish the finished product.
This is a developer diary for the game Dstroyd.
And this is the trailer for second prize winner Rigonauts: Broadside.