Choice Awards: God of War wins Game of the Year at GDC 2019

 

Choice Awards: God of War wins Game of the Year at GDC 2019

God of War earned accolades for its mature narrative, dazzling visuals, and refined combat gameplay and was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at the 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony during GDC 2019.

The Game Developers Choice Awards honor the very best games of the year and was created for and voted on by developers. Winners are selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards-specific International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), which is an invitation-only organization, comprised of leading game creators from all parts of the industry. An archive of the award ceremony, as well as the full presentation of the Independent Games Festival Awards, can be viewed on the official GDC Twitch channel.

“The Game Developers Choice Awards represent the most refined games of the year, and the sheer variety of games honored tonight showed that games can still represent wholly new and unique creative visions,” said Katie Stern, General Manager of the Game Developers Conference. “A number of independently developed titles like Celeste, Gris and Florence helped prove how internal or deeply personal turmoil can make for massively appealing games for millions of fans. While games like God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 capture our imagination with poignant moments juxtaposed against epic tales of staggering scale and technical prowess. We embrace and accept all these amazingly creative works, and we’re proud to recognize these nominees and winners alike for the imagination and hard work that brought them here.”

This year’s Game Developers Choice Awards winners are:

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Amy Hennig

Pioneer Award Winner
Rieko Kodama

Audience Award Winner
ETHEREAL

Game of the Year
God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Audio
Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

Best Debut
Mountains (Florence)

Best Design
Into the Breach (Subset Games)

Best Mobile Game
Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)

Innovation Award
Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Narrative
Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

Best Technology
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Visual Art
Gris (Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital)

Best VR/AR Game
Beat Saber (Beat Games)

For more information about the 19th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, visit the GDCA website!

About GDC

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Choice Awards: God of War wins Game of the Year at GDC 2019

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