Frankfurt am Main (Germany) / Moscow (Russia) – May 22, 2012
Crytek’s free-to-play FPS scoops awards for best game and best graphics at Moscow ceremony
Crytek’s free-to-play online shooter, Warface, stole the show at the Russian Game Developers Conference this week after being recognized with two top prizes in the prestigious KRI Awards. The game – developed at Crytek’s Kiev studio – not only received the honor of being named “Best Game 2012” by the judging panel, but was also winner in the competitive “Best Graphics 2012” category.
The KRI Awards take place as part of the Russian Game Developers Conference each year, and are the only Russian awards handed out by industry professionals to recognize developers in Russia and other CIS countries.
Crytek’s PC game Warface is a military shooter in a near-future setting. It offers a cinematic experience with next gen visuals, AI and physics based on Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE® 3 game development solution.
About the KRI Awards
The KRI Awards, the only professional awards in Russia presented by the developers’ community to games, individuals and companies for achievements and innovations in game development, are held annually during the Russian Game Developers Conference (KRI).
Individuals and companies who receive the KRI Awards are the best of the best game developers from Russia and other CIS countries. KRI Awards recognize the contribution and accomplishments of people or companies in the industry.
About Crytek GmbH
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 Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, mobile devices and games-as-service 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), Nottingham (UK) and Shanghai (China).
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 a 2010 Red Dot Design Award. 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) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).For more information, please visit www.crytek.com.