GDC: Gears of Awards

Microsoft’s 360 action romp Gears Of War has picked up three awards at the annual Game Developers Choice Awards.
Publish date:

The title won trophies for Best Technology and Best Visual Art, as well as Best Game at the event, held as part of the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Capcom’s Okami and Nintendo’s Wii Sports were the other big winners, with two awards each. Both titles collected a prize in the Innovation category, with Okami also picking up a gong for Character Design and Wii Sports triumphing the Game Design category.

Guitar Hero 2 picked up the trophy for best audio – following on from the original Guitar Hero's win in the category last year – and Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess won for Best Writing.

Creator of THQ’s Titan Quest Iron Lore Entertainment was recognised as Best New Studio.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto was singled out for a Lifetime Achievement award.



Gearing Up

Epicâ??s stature amongst developers is matched only by its support amongst gamers. With the second of its Gears of War games out next month, we spoke to the studioâ??s design director Cliff Bleszinski to find out more about the development of the sequelâ?¦


CEDEC Awards report

Now in its tenth year, Japan's CEDEC developers conference has seen fit to recognise the achievements of local developers in a new peer-voted awards ceremony, the CEDEC Awards. Develop was on hand to discover how it attempted to tackle over 30 years of home-grown development talent...