Activision today announced the winners of its Independent Games Competition, judged by IndieCade. Christopher Hui’s Iron Dragon, an action flight adventure optimized for touch-screen devices won first place and $175,000 in cash, while Michael Stanton’s Planet Smashers, a multiplayer action game, received $75,000.

“We were excited with the quality, creativity and diversity we saw in the submissions we received for the Games Competition,” said Dan Winters, Activision’s Vice President of External Development. “While the games themselves varied, the unifying theme for everyone involved in the competition has been passion. We want to thank the talented developers who submitted their work and our partners at IndieCade. The energy and enthusiasm of the indie community continues to inspire us and we’re thrilled to help make their dreams become reality.”