Crytek's Ryse: Son of Rome last week scooped a prestigious award for Best Game Design at the annual Animago Awards ceremony in Potsdam, Germany.
Now in their 17th year, the Animago Awards honor the best works across the entire spectrum of digital media, with a jury of experts singling out the cream of the crop in disciplines titled "Still", "Film" and "Interactive". Ryse, which was also nominated for Best Trailer/Opener, claimed the Best Game Design trophy in spite of tough competition from other high profile and critically-acclaimed contenders.
Ryse: Son of Rome was first released as an Xbox One launch title in November, 2013, and last week arrived as a digital download for PC. The game seeks to capture the grandeur and grit of the Roman Empire as players take charge of Marius Titus and lock horns in brutally realistic combat. PC players can also enjoy the added bonus of experiencing the game with stunning 4K resolution support.
The Best Trailer/Opener award nomination came for Ryse: Son of Rome's distinctive "Damocles" trailer, which was created in association with Platige Image over a five month period, and can be seen in all its glory at the official Ryse YouTube channel.
The Animago awards attracted over 1,000 entrants from 66 countries last year, with a panel of 12 jurors from diverse creative backgrounds deciding on nominees and overall winners in 10 different categories.
Crytek GmbH (“Crytek”) is an independent company at the forefront of the interactive entertainment industry, and is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming by creating standout experiences for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, Wii UTM, iOS and Android using their cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CRYENGINE®.
The company’s headquarters are in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Crytek also has studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea), Shanghai (China), Istanbul (Turkey) and Austin (USA).
Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has consistently been recognized for excellence in its field, earning accolades such as the 2011 Develop Award for Best Independent Studio, and two Red Dot Design Awards (in 2010 and 2013). Its multi-award winning games include Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards), Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010), Crysis® 3, Ryse: Son of Rome and Warface (awarded Best Social/Casual/Online Game of Gamescom 2012). For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.