It's raining awards and prizes!

6/4/2003 – Our top programs are doing pretty well out there in the media scene. Europe's biggest computer magazine gave Fritz 8 the top place for board game software (Shredder 7 came in second), and the Bologna Children's Book Fair gave Fritz & Chesster the top children's media prize. More...

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Prizes for Fritz and family

The Bologna New Media Prize

Bologna, Italy (March 24, 2003) – The Bologna Children's Book Fair announced the winners of the 2003 Bologna New Media Prize a juried award honoring excellence in children's "new media" products. The task this year was ambitious – select only six winners from 2002’s total entries of 538 products from twelve countries. Number of titles considered for this year’s prize: 538 from twelve countries. Number of Winners: 6 (3 Winners, 2 Citations for Excellence, 1 eBook). Number of Jurors: 6, representing England, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea and the United States. Top winner: Fritz & Fertig (German version of Fritz & Chesster).

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ComputerBild is Europe's largest computer magazine. In the latest issue (12/2003 vom 2.6.2003, S.136ff.) there is a test of board game softtware and awarded Fritz 8 the top place. Quote: "For many years now Fritz has been the reference program when it comes to PC chess software. Version 8 fulfils all expectations."

The second place went to Shredder 7 (quote: "The playing strength is equal to that of Fritz"). The version tested was one with reduced functions that is being distributed to computer shops by the German company Koch Media. It costs $20 less than Fritz 8.

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