The Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival Awards occurred, and we were provided with the list of winners. The gaming industry celebrated the games which were launched in 2016. The Games Festival Awards took place yesterday, on March 1st, in San Francisco, being part of the Game Developers Conference.
The event started at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET. Overwatch won the Game Developers Choice Game of the Year Award. The game Quadrilateral Cowboy won the Independent Games Festival Seumas McNally Grand Prize. The Game Developers Choice Awards was obtained by Inside developed by Playdead. The game received six nominations among which the Game of the Year, the Innovation Award, Best Visual Art, Best Narrative, Best Design and Best Audio.
Nevertheless, there also other games which received five nominations, like Firewatch and Overwatch. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End got four nominations. All these games were nominated for Game of the Year award together with Dishonored 2 developed by Bethesda. The top prize for the IGF Award was the Seumas McNally Grand Prize.
The list of nominees for this award included Overcooked, Hyper Light Drifter, Event[O], Quadrilateral Cowboy, Stardew Valley and Inside. What is more, besides the prize, the winner got a cash prize of $30,000. The nominees for the Game of the Year at the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards were Firewatch developed by Panic and Campo Santo, Dishonored two developed by Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios, Inside created by Playdead, Overwatch designed by Blizzard Entertainment and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End produced by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The Best Debut Award was won by Campo Santo, and the nominees were Heart Machine, Drool, Night School Studio, ConcernedApe. The Best Design Award went to Overwatch again, and the nominees were Doom, Inside, The Witness and Dishonored 2. The nominees for the Innovation Award were The Witness, Pokemon Go, Firewatch, Inside and No Man’s Sky. The winner was No Man’s Sky.
The Best Narrative award was won by Firewatch, and the nominees were Inside, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Oxenfree, and The Last Guardian. The nominees for the Best Technology Award were Doom, Overwatch, No Man’s Sky, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Battlefield 1. The winner was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
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