Ayogo Games, the Vancouver-based maker of titles like HealthSeeker, the Need for Speed Nitro and Hockey Pool Pro, has been named this year’s winner of the 2010 Digital Hot List at nextMEDIA.
Ayogo’s Michael Fergusson accepted the award on behalf of the company, and received an iPad as a reward.
Second-place honours went to Moderation Town, a web series about a small Maritime town that finds employment moderating the Internet after the local factory folds.
“We had a broad array of very talented Canadian companies and properties this year, which made it difficult to pick a winner — each one was so different,” says Matt Di Paola of Proximity Canada, who sat on the judging panel. “Ultimately, the Digital Hot List is about identifying emerging opportunities — being ahead of the curve, and leveraging the power and interactivity of technology in a new and unique way. As Ayogo brings a trend of gamification and micro-transactions to the real world, and in a manner that brands can partner with, it was the clear winner.”
The Digital Hot List aims to showcase the hottest emerging online properties, the most innovative new apps, games and tech solutions, and “the freshest ideas from online content creators.” You can find out more about the Hot List, including past winners, here.