AE3A - the alternative E3 awards

Best original download

Winner: Echochrome
Like gigasmash-hits Tetris and Katamari Damacy before it, Echochrome blends a unique style and oddly appropriate music with artsy, simple to grasp - yet still mind-bending - gameplay. As striking as it is difficult to describe (you're a stick man walking along surreal, abstract architectural levels that change shape as you rotate the camera - see the video), it instantly leapt to the top of our must-play lists.

Runner-up: Switchball
Switchball will have you navigating a sphere through the game's labyrinthine landscapes and puzzles with surgical precision. It's like Marble Madness meets Mouse Trap, but not lame.