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Untitled Goose Game Wins GDC’s Game of the Year

As it should.
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The Untitled Goose Game won the internet’s hearts last year and with 2020 going very much not like how we all wanted it to, a little good news is definitely needed. This charming indie title from House House has continued to bring a light into the world and has now been recognized as Game of the Year during the GDC Awards ceremony! 

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“We are so happy to continue to honor the creative work of the finest game designers in the world by hosting the Game Developers Choice Awards online this year,” said Katie Stern, General Manager of the Game Developers Conference. “Games can help us connect, they can inspire us to create, and sometimes they help us to escape. There is perhaps no better time for us to appreciate what games mean to us than in trying times like these.” 

GDC 2020 was cancelled onsite this year due to the rising concerns of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus. That hasn’t stopped the community on the industry side from celebrating gaming and looking ahead to the future, nor did it stop the teams behind the showcase from honoring the games that have touched us the most in the past year. 

“Games like Untitled Goose Game and Baba is You are unbridled in their joyful approach to play, while others like Control and Disco Elysium can offer compelling narrative experiences to delve into. We thank and honor the winners, nominees and all creators for their part in creating some of the best entertainment the world has to offer.”

Other awards given during this time include: 

Best Audio

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Best Debut

ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)

Best Design

Baba is You (Hempuli)

Best Mobile Game

What the Golf? (Triband/The Label Limited)

Innovation Award

Baba is You (Hempuli)

Best Narrative

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

Best Technology

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Best Visual Art

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Best VR/AR Game

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series (ILMxLAB & Oculus Studios/Disney)

Audience Award

Sky: Children of the Light (thatgamecompany)

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Pioneer Award

Roberta Williams

Ambassador Award

Kate Edwards

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Liana Ruppert
With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Dragon Age and Mass Effect, Liana is wildly passionate about all things in the gaming community. From shooters, to RPGs, if it's out - she's playing it. A medically retired US Sailor and now full-time hoarder of gaming collectibles, Liana's passion for everything in the gaming industry is palpable. Also, if you lose her in a crowd, just casually mention any BioWare game and the crazy pterodactyl screech will without a doubt follow. You can follow her on Twitter @DirtyEffinHippy or email her for editorial inquiries at [email protected]!