The winners of Activision's latest Independent Games Competition have been announced. Taking home first prize and $175,000 is Iron Dragon by Christopher Hui. Second place and $75,000 goes to Planet Smashers by Michael Stanton. Unlike last year, this year's competition made no mention of offering an Activision publishing deal to the winners, though the game's creators do get to keep their intellectual property rights, and we're sure the hefty cash prize is more than welcome.
Beyond announcing the winners, Activision didn't reveal much actual information about either game, other than to say Iron Dragon is "an action flight adventure optimized for touch-screen devices" and that Planet Smashers is "a multiplayer action game built on an original engine." Iron Dragon remains somewhat elusive, but we found quite a bit of info on Planet Smashers.
You can find Stanton's original pitch video above, featuring early footage of Planet Smashers. You can also head over to Stanton's website, which has lots of design information, pictures, and even a playable demo of Planet Smasher's gravity-defying gameplay.