Nickelodeon's “AddictingGames Showdown” aired Saturday, June 27, and was the first-of-its-kind prime-time TV event honoring the coolest, funniest and most addicting online games.
More than 5 million votes were cast for the best of the AddictingGames’ library of 3,500 games.
The 10 different categories included: “Best Game From Planet Random” – Tattoo Artist; “Greatest Escape Game” – Escape the Car; “Mostest Edumacational Game” – Magic Pen; and “Most AddictingGame” – World’s Hardest Game.
“Congratulations to the winning games and the developers who created them. We applaud the innovation and creativity of everyone involved in creating such phenomenal online games,” said Dave Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Games Group. “’The AddictingGames Showdown’ was born from our knowledge that our audiences are experiencing their entertainment on multiple platforms, so we combined their biggest online activity—gaming—with TV.”
The event was hosted by Nick star, "iCarly’s" Jerry Trainor, the “AddictingGames Showdown” was created to spotlight the booming online games industry, which grew 23 percent in 2008 and now reaches 86 million players according to comScore.
The winners were announced on TV and on the “AddictingGames Showdown” microsite which drew 16 million game plays and 26.5 million page views since its launch on June 3, 2009.
“The AddictingGames Showdown” winners include:
World’s Hardest Game
Best Performance by a Monkey
Developer: Ninja Kiwi
Most Courageous Stick Figure Stunt
Electric Man 2
Developer: DX Interactive
Greatest Escape Game
Escape the Car
Developer: Afro-Ninja Productions
Best Game from Planet Random
Developer: Gamepill Inc.
Your Mom's Favorite Game
Let’s Get Cookin’
Developer: The Article 19 Group
Mostest Edumacational Game
Developer: Alejandro Guillen
Best Performance by a Robot
Build a Robot 3
Most Adrenaline Pumping Game
Poppiest Pop Culture Game
Developer: Odd1 Inc.
Part of the Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group portfolio of digital sites, AddictingGames, the number-one gaming site and one of CNET’s top five gaming sites (December 2008), is the number-one place to reach Men 12 to 24 who are gaming online (source: comScore, May 2009).