Eco-conscious game wins Best App Ever award
Trashers, by Jordan-based RGH Games, takes home top prize in children’s games category
Trashers, a children's game that asks players to board a garbage truck and collect trash while fighting off trash monsters, has won Best Kids Game of 2011 at the Best App Ever Awards 2011.
The award winners are chosen through a system of public voting and this year's competition saw over 1.5 million votes from the public who chose from 7,243 applications, making the awards the largest of its kind.
The game, created by Jordan-based RGH Games, a division of Rubicon Group Holding was only released in December 2011, and underwent two rounds of public voting, beating the popular Catch that Bird and Lego Creationary to the title.
The category winner was announced at Macworld Expo in San Francisco by the organisers, 148Apps, which is a web-zine that reviews the latest iOS applications to hit the charts.
"RGH has roots in responsible entertainment, always ensuring that its imaginations are engaging and entertaining as they are educative. So in this particular game, players join garbage men Gus and Nico, as well as their feathered friend Skiff, to collect all the trash of a city and defeat Doctor O and his minions. In doing so, the game promotes eco-living by asking players to build up strength by removing trash from the dirty streets, left by Doctor O, and earning valuable bonuses by recycling," said CEO of RGH, Randa Ayoubi. "The ‘Best App Ever Awards' are special because they celebrate the best apps by gathering the opinions of actual gamers, rather than quantifying the best selling apps on the various download charts. So we are very happy and proud to have this endorsement from the public - testament to the high quality and engaging production values that RGH Games continually creates."