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Journey rocks the 2013 D.I.C.E. awards; takes home Game of the Year

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Author: Peter Grimm  

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.

Journey rocks the 2013 D.I.C.E. awards; takes home 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

Source: Joystiq

Posted on: 02/08/2013 | ? Comments
Tags: Journey, The Walking Dead, XCOM, Enemy Unknown, 2013 D.I.C.E. awards, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, AIAS, Video Game News
Peter Grimm

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.

The views of GameDynamo's writers are not necessarily the views of the website as a whole. However, we support freedom of speech and enjoy diverse opinions about video games. Hopefully you do too!


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