IGF 2007 Samus McNally Grand Prize winner Aquaria hits iPads via iTunes today. Aquaria is the brainchild of Alec Holowka and Derek Yu and has been ported for touch tablet fans by Andrew Church.

Players partake in a 2D underwater action-adventure with huge areas to explore, enemies to overcome, pieces of the environment to move, and 8 different playable forms with unique abilities to handle it all. Players also combine found items to sustain themselves using a cooking system. Aquaria for iPad doesn't force any painful virtual controls; players can drag their finger anywhere on the screen to move the character or tap quickly to attack.

Aquaria is also available for Windows and Mac users or purchasable on Steam. For those wanting to gut the fish, so to speak, the source code for Aquaria is also available. Holowka tells IndieGames that the developers are tinkering with an Android port, but no decisions have been made.

Aquaria for iPad is currently priced at $4.99 on the iTunes store.

[Semi Secret Software]