WELLINGTON, New Zealand – 13 April, 2021 – Pōneke-based game developers Dinosaur Polo Club have won the Audience Award at the Independent Games Festival with their critically acclaimed game Mini Motorways.
The largest and most prestigious international games awards for indie games, the Independent Games Festival encourages innovation in game development and recognizes the best independent game developers. In addition to taking home the Audience Award, Mini Motorways was a finalist for the Excellent in Audio award and received an Honourable Mention for Excellence in Design. To win the Audience Award, Mini Motorways was up against 32 other finalists across all categories, with the winner voted on by fans from all around the world.
“We are so honoured to have Mini Motorways recognized in this way by our amazing players and by the Independent Games Festival,” says Community Manager Ruby Solomon. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without our players and community. Their support and enthusiasm for Mini Motorways is the fuel that keeps our cities thriving and allows us to constantly make the game better and better.”
Mini Motorways, a minimalist strategy simulation game about designing the roads of cities around the world, challenges players to keep up with the demands of their growing population. The game was released to widespread critical acclaim in September 2019 on Apple Arcade, and July 2021 on Steam, and has announced the upcoming launch on Nintendo Switch in Q2 this year.
About Dinosaur Polo Club
Dinosaur Polo Club is an independent game development studio based in beautiful Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, New Zealand. Founded in 2013 by brothers Peter and Robert Curry, the studio first made waves with their award-winning and BAFTA-nominated debut Mini Metro. Created in collaboration with Disasterpeace and Jamie Churchman, Mini Metro explores relaxed and minimalist subway design.
With an inclusive and supportive culture that believes in giving back to its creative community, the studio has grown and is now home to 22 dinos as it works on new titles with relatable simplicity.