GDC 2014

Papers, Please Dominates GDC and IGF Awards

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Every year at GDC, the Game Developers Choice awards honor game developers for their achievements in a number of categories from Innovation to Visual Art. While triple-A titles are prevalent, indies get a chance to shine as well, separate from the Independent Games Festival Awards which share the ceremony. From Gone Home to BioShock Infinite, and GTA V to Super Mario 3D World, the developers behind the nominees and winners this year truly deserve this recognition.

Game Developers Choice Awards

Game of the Year
The Last Of Us

Innovation Award
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Best Audio
BioShock Infinite

Best Debut
The Fullbright Company (Gone Home)

Best Downloadable Game
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Best Design
The Last Of Us

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Narrative
The Last Of Us

Audience Award
Kerbal Space Program

Best Technology
Grand Theft Auto V

Best Visual Art
BioShock Infinite

Independent games deserve some recognition as well, and the IGDF Awards are here to do just that. From the Escapist fan favorite, Papers, Please, to the verbosely titled Dominique Pamplemousse in “It’s All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!”, the nominees and winners in every category are doing great things in the indie scene.

Independent Games Festival Awards

Excellence in Narrative
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Excellence in Audio

Excellence in Design
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Excellence in Visual Art

Nuovo Award
Luxuria Superbia

Best Student Game
Risk of Rain

Audience Award
The Stanley Parable

Seumas McNally Grand Prize
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