Flight Control, which uses the touchscreen to enable the player to draw flight paths at an increasingly congested airport, has been a huge hit for Firemint this year and remains one of the best-selling games on the iPhone's app store.
“Congratulations to Firemint on their success at the 2009 GDAA Industry Awards. Flight Control has been a phenomenal success and has really been responsible for the creation of an entire new genre on iPhone. We're very proud that this title was developed in Australia,” said Tom Crago, President of the Game Developers’ Association of Australia.
The other major awards saw the now-defunct Transmission Games scoop Best Console Title for Heroes Over Europe and Infinite Interactive take Best PC Title and Best Handheld Title for Puzzle Quest: Galactrix.
Here's the full list of winners:
Best Game Flight Control Firemint
Best Console Title Heroes over Europe Transmission Games
Best PC Title Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Infinite Interactive
Best Handheld Title Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Infinite Interactive
Best Mobile Title Flight Control Firemint
Best Game Play Flight Control Firemint
Best Graphics Heroes over Europe Transmission Games
Best Audio Heroes over Europe Transmission Games
Best Downloadable Title Shatter Sidhe
Independent Games – Best Unsigned Game Hazard: The Journey of Life Alexander Bruce
Independent Games – Best Game Play Last Life Powerboard Productions
Independent Games – Best Graphics Pillager AIE Melbourne