Crysis has been awarded Game of the year 2007 at the IDG Entertainment Media GmbH Gala in Leipzig.
Over 12500 game fans cast their votes in an online survey sponsored by Germany's highly popular GameStar and GamePro magazines, and selected Crysis as the winner of the GAMESTAR Award 2007 for "PC Game of the Year 2007" and "Best Shooter 2007"over other popular titles including Activision's Call of Duty 4, Bioware's Mass Effect and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed . "Crysis' groundbreaking realistic graphics, amazing sound and immersive in-game atmosphere sets a new standard in the videogame industry" said Michael Trier, Chief Editor GameStar magazine. Crytek wants to express their deep appreciation to all the gamers who voted for Crysis to make this award possible. About IDG Communications Media AG The IDG Communications Media AG, Munich, is a subsidiary of the Boston-based International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media company for information and communication technology. In Germany, IDG is represented as a service provider for all sectors of the ITC industry, with media, information, services and data, by the companies IDG Business Media GmbH, IDG Magazine Media GmbH and IDG Entertainment Media GmbH, the market research company IDC and the exhibition organizer IDG World Expo GmbH. It has built the broadest IT program in the German media industry, with media brands such as PC WELT, GameStar, GamePro, Digital World and Macwelt, and also COMPUTERWOCHE, CIO and ChannelPartner. IDG's internet presence comprises twelve websites -- including the lead generating platform www.central-IT.de and the webzine TecChannel.de -- the leading supplier for ITC contents and target groups. In combination with conferences and specialist events and corporate publishing solutions and web TV, IDG is a key communication partner for the ITC sector. About Crytek Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") creators of the multi-award winning first person shooter Far Cry"®, and the recent blockbuster hit Crysis"®, awarded best PC Game of both E3 2007 and the 2007 Leipzig Games Convention, and awarded Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards, is an interactive entertainment development company with its headquarters located in Frankfurt Main, Germany and additional studios in Kiev, Ukraine and Budapest, Hungary. Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE"®2. Development teams who are interested in obtaining a commercial license for the CryENGINE"® 2 middleware should mail their inquiries to email@example.com.