Playdom's Social City named 'Best Social Network Game'

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At the first-ever Game Developer's Choice Awards ceremony, Playdom's city building game Social City won the Best Social Game Network Game, beating out Zynga's Treasure Isle, FIFA Superstars from Playfish, NanoStar Siege from Digital Chocolate and Nightclub City from Booyah.

Playdom's Eric Todd stepped up to to accept the award with a gloriously short speech saying that Social City gives "the ability for millions of people to make something beautiful, I'd like all of us to aspire to that in the future."

Several Facebook/social games were nominated for other categories, but were largely beat about by online MMOs, namely League of Legends, a game inspired by Warcraft III. FarmVille was also beat out by Eve Online for the Best Live Game.

Overall, social games didn't have the best showing tonight, but the fact that they were recognized in this awards ceremony (or any awards ceremony) is a good start. Below are the winners of the rest of the evening's awards:

Best Online Technology
League of Legends

Best Online Visual Arts
League of Legends

Best Audio for Online Game


Best Community Relations
World of Warcraft

Best Online Games Design
League of Legends

Best Live Game
Eve Online

Best New Online Game
League of Legends

Hall of Fame
Ultima Online

Online Game Legend
Dr. Richard A. Bartle

Audience Award (out of 120,000 votes)
League of Legends
Wizard 101 -- runner-up

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