The game Zeit² brings you real innovation to the traditional 2d-shoot ’em up. Its unique time travel feature has yet to be seen in this genre even after decades of great games. Blast away swarms of enemies, get the high score and discover how you can assist yourself in new exciting ways by traveling back in time!

Post news Report RSS Zeit² wins "Best Game Design" at German Game Developer Award 2011

Zeit², a time-bending side-scrolling shoot em up, was awarded "Best Game Design 2011" at the German Developer Awards. The game is currently on sale at 50% on XBLA until Tuesday December 13th and also available on Steam.

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Thomas Bedenk, Creative Director at Brightside Games, is still amazed by the overall progress of the game project: "Zeit2 started out as a 3-day prototype student project. We were in the finals of the IGF 2009 and the Indie Game Challenge 2010, until Ubisoft made it possible for us to release our Game on XBLA and Steam this year. Now winning the Award for best Game Design shows how far you can get if you keep on believing in your idea. This all would not have been possible without our great team at Brightside Games! Thanks to everyone who supported us in the last years, especially Ubisoft and remote control productions!"

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Brightside Games is a young and aspiring independent game development studio based in Berlin. Brightside Games focuses on the development of digitally distributed games with innovative gameplay on all platforms.

Zeit² was very well received by the international press with 35 reviews rating it 80% or higher and
specificly praised for its innovative gameplay. It was Finalist in the Independent Games Festival Student Showcase 2009, Microsoft Dream Build Play, Indie Game Challenge 2010 and nominated in 3 categories at the German Game Developer Awards 2011.

The German Game Developer Awards are a yearly event to honor games developed in Germany. This years winners also included Crysis 2 for "Best Action Game" and Demolition Dash by Chimera Entertainment for "Best Handheld Game".

Pictures of the Award Ceremony can be found on our facebook page

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Gratulation! :)

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