Robots and Pencils Inc.

Robots and Pencils Inc.

April 23, 2013 12:45 ET

Robots and Pencils Inc.: Spy Vs Spy Recognized as One of the Best Mobile Games in 2012

Canada's leading iOS development firm is nominated for one of the internet's top honours

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 23, 2013) - Robots and Pencils game Spy Vs. Spy, one of the most downloaded games in Apple's App Store, has been nominated for 'Best Game - Mobile & Apps' in the 17th Annual Webby Awards.

Robots and Pencils used their distinguishable combination of business, ideas, art and technology to create Spy vs. Spy, which has shot to #1 in the App Store in 11 countries. Based on the original "Spy vs Spy" game, the iOS title brings back all the humor, action and fisticuffs that made the original an all-time, multi-million-unit-selling hit. This modern update takes the imaginative gameplay as designed, developed, and published by First Star Software in 1984 for the Apple II, Atari 400/800 and Commodore 64, and adds HD visuals; support of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple's GameCenter. In this latest version the developers also added four remixes of the original music and many other new features.

"Everyone likes validation," Robots and Pencils CEO Michael Sikorsky said. "We love user feedback, and nothing excites us more than to be nominated for the industry's highest accolade. We're honored that both the IADAS and voters from around the world have recognized Spy vs. Spy."

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.

"Nominees like Robots and Pencils are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 11,000 entries we received this year."

As a nominee, Robots and Pencils is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 25th, Robots and Pencils fans can cast their votes at

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Notes to Editors:

Robots and Pencils

At Robots and Pencils we make apps for the iPhone and iPad. Everything we do starts by blending the sciences with the humanities-the robots with the pencils-the programmers with the designers. Our name implies our founding vision: compelling products are made by makers, not managers, working across disciplines. We think of ourselves as a "goldilocks" company: just the right size. We're big enough to handle multimillion-dollar projects (including F500, FTSE100 and TSX60 companies), and small enough to maintain a commitment to being positively good at executing.

The Webby Awards

Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Internet Explorer, Google+, Quancast, Yext, Vitamin T, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mashable, The Occasional and Business Insider.

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