Underdog indie game beats games industry heavyweights to top online search
Forget Far Cry 3, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker or The Last of Us – a Turtle Beach poll to discover the title that gamers care for most passionately has crowned Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress as the community’s most “Beautiful Game”.
Over the past four weeks, Turtle Beach has been asking fans to nominate the games they care most about by submitting videos, images or text through a special microsite at www.yourbeautifulgame.com. A shortlist was then compiled, from which members of the Turtle Beach community could pick their winner. Those who made the shortlist campaigned hard for support to try and ensure their beautiful game came out on top.
The campaign, which began in July and concluded this weekend, saw nominations for a huge variety of games. After thousands of votes Dwarf Fortress triumphed over huge titles such as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Far Cry 3 and The Last of Us to establish itself as the most popular game amongst the Turtle Beach community.
The top 15 beautiful games
- Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- Far Cry 3
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Borderlands 2
- The Last of Us
- FINAL FANTASY X
- Halo 3
- FIFA 14
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Resident Evil
“It’s been really interesting to see the votes come flooding in for Dwarf Fortress,” said David Roberton, Vice President of International Marketing at Turtle Beach. “We had a strong and very eclectic list of nominations and are delighted, but not surprised, to crown Dwarf Fortress as the Beautiful Game. While some truly phenomenal games featured on the shortlist, Dwarf Fortress is an outstanding example of interaction design and proves that you don’t have to be a huge AAA title to really resonate with gamers.”