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Winners Announced for 23rd Annual DICE Awards

By Poorna Shankar on February 14, 2020 | News | 0

The winners for the 23rd Annual DICE Awards have been announced.

Control led the evening with four awards, Game of the Year winner Untitled Goose Game had three wins, and Death Stranding nabbed two. Other top honorees include Sayonara Wild Hearts for Portable Game of the Year; Mortal Kombat 11 for Fighting Game of the Year; Pistol Whip for Immersive Game of the Year; FIFA 20 for Sports Game of the Year; The Outer Worlds for Role-Playing Game of the Year; and Disco Elysium for Outstanding Achievement in Story, among others. 

 “The 23rdAnnual D.I.C.E. Awards brings together interactive entertainment industry members from all around the world to celebrate creators who, with passion, talent and perseverance, have developed endearing and enthralling experiences,” says Meggan Scavio, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president. “On behalf of the Academy, I congratulate all of the amazing 2019 nominees and winners chosen by their peers.”

Here are the winners:

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game

  • Publisher: Panic
  • Developer: House House

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Control

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Baba Is You

  • Publisher: Hempuli Oy
  • Developer: Hempuli Oy

Portable Game of the Year

Sayonara Wild Hearts

  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Developer: Simogo

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Untitled Goose Game

  • Publisher: Panic
  • Developer: House House

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Pistol Whip

  • Publisher: Cloudhead Games
  • Developer: Cloudhead Games

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Blood & Truth

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: SIE London Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Apex Legends

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. and Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd.

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 2020

  • Publisher: EA Sports
  • Developer: EA Vancouver

Role-Playing Game of the Year

The Outer Worlds

  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart Tour

  • Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat 11

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker 2

  • Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Adventure Game of the Year

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Action Game of the Year

Control

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Death Stranding

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Kojima Productions Co., Ltd.

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Disco Elysium

  • Publisher: ZA/UM
  • Developer: ZA/UM

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Death Stranding

  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Kojima Productions Co., Ltd.

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Control

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Untitled Goose Game

  • Publisher: Panic
  • Developer: House House

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Control

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Luigi’s Mansion 3

  • Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Developer: Next Level Games


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.