For something that started off as a school project, Line Rider is now in rarified company. inXile entertainment announced today that Bostjan Cadez, the creator of Line Rider has won a Game Developers Choice Award for Innovation, joining fellow Innovation award winners Nintendo's Wii Sports and Capcom Entertainment's Okami. Both Nintendo's Wii Sports and Capcom Entertainment's Okami were also nominated for Game of the Year. According to the Game Developers Conference, the Innovation awards, handed out last night in San Francisco, recognize games that demonstrate true innovation, advance the state of the art, and push the boundaries of games as an expressive medium. Line Rider was honored as a game that is leading the way as the medium continues to evolve.
"I am honored to be bestowed with an award like the Innovation award," said Bostjan Cadez, creator of Line Rider. "I started Line Rider as a personal project, and I never thought that my peers would become so enamored with it. I can't wait to see the ways that Line Rider will evolve on the DS and Wii!"