Game Developer's Conference & Independent Game Developer Awards Announced | GIZORAMA

Game Developer’s Conference & Independent Game Developer Awards Announced

March 20, 2014 by

This year’s Game Developer’s Conference and Independent Game Developer awards have been announced!

Can you believe we’re still hearing Game of the Year 2013 lists in March? Apparently the Game Developer’s Conference and Independent Game Developer’s Festival can. Here are their awards for 2013.

Game Developer’s Conference Awards

Game of the Year

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

Innovation Award

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

Best Audio

BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite

Best Debut

The Fullbright Company (Released Gone Home last year)
The Fullbright Company (Released Gone Home last year)

Best Downloadable Game

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

Best Design

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Narrative

The Last of Us
The Last of Us

Audience Award

Kerbal Space Program
Kerbal Space Program

Best Technology

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V

Best Visual Art

BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite

Independent Game Developer Awards

Excellence in Narrative

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

Excellence in Audio

DEVICE 6
DEVICE 6

Excellence in Design

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

Excellence in Visual Art

Gorogoa
Gorogoa

Nuovo Award

Luxuria Superbia
Luxuria Superbia

Best Student Game

Risk of Rain
Risk of Rain

Audience Award

The Stanley Parable
The Stanley Parable

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

Papers, Please
Papers, Please

As exciting as it is to see Papers, Please receive such acclaim, one can’t help but what Lucas Pope’s next big project will be, or whether he plans on releasing something on a larger scale. Hopefully this will be the last of the GOTY awards, because frankly, I would like to move on to the new year, with some new games.

About Elijah Diamond

Elijah Diamond lives in the city of San Francisco, California. He started playing video games when he was two and never stopped, much to his parents dismay. On weeknights, he can be found smiling creepily right behind you.