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Autodesk Congratulates 2006 GD Choice Award Winners and Nominees

Multiple Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max-Created Games Recognized for Excellence (March 24, 2006)

Autodesk, Inc. congratulates all nominees and winners of the 2006 Game Developers Choice Awards.  A majority of the winners and nominees used Autodesks 3D solutions to realize their award-winning game ideas, including Game Innovation winner ?Guitar Hero from Harmonix Music Systems/Red Octane.  Winners were announced during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the San Jose Convention Center. 

The Game Developers Choice Awards acknowledge excellence in the art of game creation, recognizing developers in categories such as: Best Game, Innovation, Audio, Character Design, Technology, Visual Arts and Writing.  The awards ceremony, produced by the GDC and presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), celebrates creative achievements in games as recognized by a voting pool of industry peers and IGDA members.

Winners and nominees that created games using Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya or Autodesk MotionBuilder 3D animation software, or a combination of the solutions include:
?    Guitar Hero from Harmonix Music Systems/Red Octane
?    Psychonauts from Double Fine Productions/Majesco Entertainment
?    Project Gotham Racing 3 from Bizarre Creations/Microsoft Game Studios
?    City of Villains from Cryptic Studios/NCSoft Corporation
?    Oddworld: Strangers Wrath from Oddworld Inhabitants/Electronic Arts
?    The Movies from Lionhead Studios
?    Call of Duty 2 from Infinity Ward and others.

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing, building, infrastructure, wireless data services and media and entertainment fields. Autodesks solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively.  As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency and maximizing profits.

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