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Journey took home the top honors at the annual D.I.C.E. awards show, and several other trophies as well.
Thatgamecompany accepted eight awards over the course of the night, including Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Outstanding Innovation in Gaming. The Walking Dead and XCOM: Enemy Unknown also earned some well-deserved hardware, taking home four and two awards, respectively.
Here is the full list of winners:
Game Of The Year: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey
Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario Sticker Star
Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy
Web Based Game of the Year: SimCity Social
Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2
Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
Casual Game of the Year: Journey
Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants
Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Racing Game of the Year: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3
Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 13
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin's Creed III
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey
Outstanding Character Performance: The Walking Dead - Lee Everett
Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4
Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4
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Well deserved, glad to see tgc get the recognition. It's amazing how well a game like Journey has done.
Several Great Choices for the D.I.C.E Awards. I am glad ThatGameCompany has been so widely recognized as of late. I can't wait to see what they will make next.
Woohoo! Glad to see Walking Dead get some love. I wish I could play Journey but I don't have a PS3 :/
I believe it was the publisher for Journey that had the best point all night, saying that there is merit when producers let their devs do what they do best, instead of being morons and bogging them down with business S**t. I'm looking at you EA/Activision.
Journey is one of those gaming experiences that I will never forget.
I'll agree with most of those. Journey was probably my game of the year. It was so unique! It was just a breath of fresh air to see something so amazing.
The industry needs more Journeys, too much stagnation. Innovation is necessary!