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Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins GOTY at GDC Awards, Cuphead and Gorogoa earn two each

Breath of the Wild walked off with Game of the Year during the annual GDC Awards last night.

Nominees for the 18th annual GDC Awards were announced in January, with PUBG, Nier: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Super Mario Odyssey up for Game of the Year.

As previously mentioned, Breath of the Wild won the category, and also took home Best Audio and Best Design.

Cuphead walked off with Best Debut and Best Visual Art. Gorogoa, the puzzle game developed by Jason Roberts and published by Annapurna Interactive, won the Innovation Award and Best Mobile title. The Audience Award went to Nier:Automata.

Vlambeer's Rami Ismail was given the Ambassador Award, and Tim Schafer was handed the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The complete list of nominees for the 18th annual Game Developers Choice Awards are listed below, and the winner for each category is in bold.

 

2018 GDC Awards Winners

Game of the Year

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Nier: Automata
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Audio

  • Cuphead
  • Nier: Automata
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Debut

  • Team Cherry (Hollow Knight)
  • Sidebar Games (Golf Story)
  • StudioMDHR (Cuphead)
  • Infinite Fall (Night in the Woods)
  • Jason Roberts / Buried Signal (Gorogoa)

Best Design

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  • Nier: Automata

Innovation Award

  • Gorogoa 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Everything
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Mobile Game

  • Reigns: Her Majesty
  • Hidden Folks
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Gorogoa 
  • Bury Me, My Love

Best Narrative

  • Night in the Woods
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • What Remains of Edith Finch 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Best Technology

  • Destiny 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • Horizon Zero Dawn 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Visual Art

  • Persona 5
  • Cuphead 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Night in the Woods

Best VR/AR Game

  • Superhot VR  
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Lone Echo
  • Resident Evil 7
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

  

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