At SXSW, numerous games took home numerous awards for gaming excellence, style, music, story, and more.
In the big category was Game of the Year winner Dragon Age: Inquisition. Though there were some other interesting winners. Shadow of Morder won numerous awards, further showing that this was a title beloved by both fans and critics. Smash Bros. Wii U won “Excellence in Multiplayer” beating other top opponents, including Call of Duty.
This War of Mine, the grim indie game that literally drops you in the horrors of war, got the “Cultural Innovation Award”, no doubt for its shocking realism of how war can really be.
We have the full list of winners below. Check them out, then let us know what you think!
Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition
•Mobile Game of the Year: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
•Table Top Game of the Year: Star Realms
•Excellence in Gameplay: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
•Excellence in Art: Child of Light
•Excellence in Animation: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
•Excellence in Technical Achievement: Destiny
•Excellence in Visual Achievement: Far Cry 4
•Excellence in Narrative: The Wolf Among Us
•Excellence in Design and Direction: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
•Excellence in SFX: Alien: Isolation
•Excellence in Musical Score: Transistor
•Excellence in Multiplayer: Super Smash Bros. Wii U
•Excellence in Convergence: South Park: The Stick of Truth
•Most Valuable Character: Ellie, The Last of Us: Left Behind
•Most Valuable eSports Team: Cloud9
•Most Valuable Online Channel: Rooster Teeth
•Most Valuable Add-On Content: The Last of Us: Left Behind
•Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Game: Star Citizen
•Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: This War of Mine
•Gamer’s Voice Award: Speedrunners