Journey rocks the 2013 D.I.C.E. awards; takes home Game of the Year
By award count, Journey was the clear winner at the 16th annual D.I.C.E. awards last night.
Thatgamecompany’s critically-acclaimed title was bestowed by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences with a remarkable eight awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, and the coveted Game of the Year.
By comparison, the runners-up, The Walking Dead and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, came away with four and two awards, respectively. So, to put in another way, Journey scored more awards than both runners-up combined.
Way to go, Journey.
The full list of D.I.C.E. award winners is below.
- Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2
- Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy
- Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario Sticker Star
- Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey
- Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey
- Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead
- Outstanding Character Performance: The Walking Dead: Lee Everett
- Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
- Casual Game of the Year: Journey
- Web Based Game of the Year: SimCity Social
- Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants
- Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3
- Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey
- Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 13
- Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey
- Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4
- Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin's Creed III
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey
- Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4
- Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
- Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey
- Game of the Year: Journey
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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