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Gaming News:Journey Takes Home the Game of the Year Award and Tim Schafer Reveals The Double Fine Adventure

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The 13th annual Game Developers Choice Awards took place on the 27th and Thatgamecompany’s Journey won in every category in which it was nominated, earning itself six GDC Awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year Award.

 

The awards ceremony was hosted by Tim Schafer, founder of the developer Double Fine. Schafer took the opportunity after all the awards were given out to reveal the Kickstarter-backed game, Broken Age, which had previously only been referred to as The Double Fine Adventure.

 

 

The full GDC Awards results can be seen below, the winners are italicized under each category.  

Game of the Year Winner
Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Innovation Award
FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)
Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)
The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment)
ZombiU (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)

Best Audio
Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital)
Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Debut
Fireproof Games (The Room)
Giant Sparrow (The Unfinished Swan)
Humble Hearts (Dust: An Elysian Tail)
Polytron Corporation (Fez)
Subset Games (FTL: Faster Than Light)

Best Downloadable Game
Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)
Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull)
The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
Trials: Evolution (RedLynx/Microsoft Studios)

Best Game Design
Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)
Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Gravity Rush (SCE Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Hero Academy (Robot Entertainment)
Kid Icarus: Uprising (Sora/Nintendo)
Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
The Room (Fireproof Games)

Best Narrative
Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
Spec Ops: The Line (Yager Entertainment/2K Games)
The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
Virtue's Last Reward (Chunsoft/Aksys Games)

Best Technology
Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Treyarch/Activision)
Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment)

Best Visual Arts
Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software/2K Games)
Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Lifetime Achievement Winner
Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk

Pioneer Award Winner
Steve Russell

Ambassador Award Winner
Chris Melissinos

Audience Award Winner
Dishonored (Arkane Studios)

 

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If you are interested in watching the award ceremony for yourself, you can watch the recorded footage over at GameSpot.

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to seeing what lies in store from them in the years to come. Maybe we'll be seeing Broken Age at next year's GDC Awards? What do you think?


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