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Journey dominates GDC Awards; Cart Life tops IGF

Erik Johnson
Journey dominates GDC Awards; Cart Life tops IGF

Both the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival held their ceremonies last night at GDC in San Francisco, and – to little surprise – thatgamecompany’s Journey has again hogged all the accolades.

Already a winner (or at least nominee) of every other relevant industry award out there over the past year, the PSN darling won big again. The independent studio wore a path to the podium, accepting victories in six GDCA categories – including Best Downloadable Game and Game of the Year.

Richard Hofmeier's retail sim Cart Life had itself a hay day over on the indie side, taking three IGF awards including the Nuovo Award and Seamus McNally Grand Prize.

Her are the winners from both shows:

Choice Awards:

  • Game of the year: Journey
  • Best downloadable game: Journey
  • Best narrative: The Walking Dead
  • Best visual arts: Journey
  • Ambassador of the year award: Chris Melissinos
  • Technology award: Far Cry 3
  • Best game design: Journey
  • Best handheld/mobile game: The Room
  • Best audio: Journey
  • Pioneer award: Steve Russell
  • Best debut game: {Subset{games}}
  • Innovation award: Journey
  • Audience award: Dishonored
  • Lifetime achievement awards: Dr. Ray Muzyka, Dr. Greg Zeschuk

Independent Games Festival Awards:

  • Seamas McNally grand prize: Cart Life
  • Excellence in visuals art award: Kentucky Route Zero
  • Excellence in audio: 140
  • Excellence in narrative: Cart Life
  • Excellence in technical excellence: Little Inferno
  • Best student game: Zinith
  • Audience award: FTL
  • Excellence in design: FTL
  • Nuovo award: Cart Life

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Tags: awards , journey , igf , MCV USA , gdc 2013 , Cart Life

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