Thursday, 8 March 2012

Skyrim grab top honours at GDC awards

At the recent Game Developers Choice (GDC) awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took home Game of the Year honors.

Besides Skyrim, Portal 2 also made the headlines by winning the game design, audio, and narrative categories. Supergiant Games on the other hand, took home Best Downloadable Game and Best Debut despite its first effort, the Xbox 360 and PC game Bastion. The GDC also doled out special awards for developer Dave Theurer (Missile Command, Tempest), Junction Point Studios founder Warren Spector (Epic Mickey, Deus Ex), and Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith.

Best Technology

Here is the full list of the night's winners: 
Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
Best Game Design
Portal 2 (Valve)
Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
Best Technology
Battlefield 3 (DICE)
Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)
Best Audio
Portal 2 (Valve)
Best Downloadable Game
Bastion (Supergiant Games)
Best Narrative
Portal 2 (Valve)
Best Debut
Bastion (Supergiant Games)
Best Visual Arts
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)
Pioneer Award
Dave Theurer, creator of Missile Command, Tempest, and I, Robot
Ambassador Award
Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith, game industry lawyers for the Supreme Court case against California
Lifetime Achievement Award
Warren Spector, founder Junction Point Studios

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