Game Developers Choice Awards: Who Took Home A Prize?

Game Developers Choice Awards
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Last night saw the 18th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) in San Francisco with some big names, and some smaller ones picking up awards.

The Game Developers Choice Awards are voted on by developers aiming to honour the best games of the year. Winners are selected by the GDCA specific International Choice Awards Network – an invitation only group comprised of leading game creators from all areas of the industry.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was one of the nights big winners, picking up the coveted Game of the Year award as well as gongs for best audio and best design, adding to it’s already impressive collection. Developer Studio MDHR who worked on gorgeous retro-styled shooter Cuphead, also picked up 2 awards. The Steamboat-Willie aesthetics of Cuphead led to an award for Best Visual Art while the fiendishly challenging gameplay helped it pick up Best Debut. Developer Jason Roberts also picked up 2 awards for the innovative and beautiful mobile puzzle game, Gorogoa. Other winners included Horizon Zero Dawn, SUPERHOT VR, NieR:Automata and What Remains of Edith Finch.

Double Fine and LucasArts developer Tim Schafer picked up the Lifetime Achievement award for his pioneering work spans almost 30 years and includes work on titles such as Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Brutal Legend.

You can watch the Game Developers Choice Awards highlights here and see the full list of winners below:

Best Audio
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Debut
Studio MDHR (Cuphead)

Best Design
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Mobile Game
Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Innovation Award
Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Best Narrative
What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)

Best Technology
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Best Visual Art
Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

Best VR/AR Game

Audience Award
NieR:Automata (Platinum Games)

Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Ambassador Award
Rami Ismail

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tim Schafer

Having played most of these titles, I can agree there are some amazing games here! Do you agree with the GDCA decisions? Let us know in the comments section below or drop us a Tweet!

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