The voting is over and Doritos Crash Course comes out ahead of Harm's Way as the winner of the 2010 Doritos Unlock Xbox Challenge, earning Jill Robertson of Raleigh, North Carolina $US50,000.
Earlier this month the two finalists of the 2010 Doritos Unlock Xbox Challenge had their designs brought to life and uploaded to the Xbox Live Marketplace, where players would decide the final outcome of the close battle between Robertson's Doritos Crash Course and Harm's Way, a co-operative combat racer from Justin Carpenter of Ogden, Utah.
With more than two million downloads between them, Xbox 360 owners played the hell out of both games before casting their vote for the grand prize winner. When the smoke cleared, Jill Robertson's fast-paced avatar obstacle course game came out on top.
"This entire experience has been nothing short of amazing – from dreaming up my initial concept to creating the fully playable version for Xbox LIVE Arcade," said Robertson. "I'm grateful to Doritos, Microsoft and all the fans who voted for my game. Being part of this contest has given my gaming career a huge leap forward, and I'm excited to see what happens next."
Don't weep for Justin Carpenter, however. Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback from players, the Doritos brand made a slight change to the prize structure of the contest, awarding him $US50,000 as well.
Both Doritos Crash Course and Harm's Way are still available for free on the Xbox Live Marketplace. If you haven't already, download them and check out why Doritos shelled out $US100,000 to praise their creators.