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Shadow of Mordor and Monument Valley recognised at GDC Awards

UK indie Ustwo Games was the biggest winners at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, with the studio picking up three accolades for its seminal mobile puzzle game Monument Valley.

The game was recognised for Best Visual Art, Innovation, and Best Handheld/Mobile Game at last night’s awards ceremony in San Francisco.

One of the biggest awards – Game of the Year – went to Monolith Productions’ Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, while Best Debut went to indie dev Stoic Studio for its excellent first title, The Banner Saga.

Head over to Develop for more details. A full list of winners follows:

Best Debut
Stoic Studio (The Banner Saga)

Innovation Award
Monument Valley(ustwo)

Best Technology

Best Audio
Alien: Isolation(Creative Assembly/Sega)

Ambassador Award
Brenda Romero

Best Visual Art
Monument Valley(ustwo)

Best Narrative
Kentucky Route Zero: Act III(Cardboard Computer)

Pioneer Award
David Braben

Best Design
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft(Blizzard)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Monument Valley(ustwo)

Audience Award
Elite: Dangerous(Frontier Developments)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Hironobu Sakaguchi

Game of the Year
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor(Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

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