The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group has announced the winners of the 2009 Life.Love. Game Design Contest, a competition to raise awareness of teen dating violence through interactive media.
The contest's top prize of $1,500 went to Jared Sain for his Flash-based interactive story about a teen's escape from her possessive boyfriend.
Brian Crick and TORONJA Concepts won runner-up prizes of $100 each for their entries in the competition. An additional door prize of $100 went to Bence Joful.
Judges for the content included Kotaku's Brian Crecente, Jennifer Ann's Group founder Drew Crecente, Gamasutra and the IGF's Simon Carless, GameDaily's Libe Goad, Persuasive Games' Ian Bogost, and Savannah College of Art and Design's Brenda Brathwaite.
This year's contest saw 40% more entries than last year's competition, and featured its first international winner.
All winning entries in the 2009 Life.Love. Game Design Contest are playable for free at The Jennifer Ann Crecente Memorial Group's website