Zelda Wins Another Game of the Year Award at the GDC Awards

Zelda Wins Another Game of the Year Award at the GDC Awards

But some surprise winners shook up the usual suspects list.

The awards season for 2017 is drawing to a close as the winners of the Game Developers Choice Awards were announced today at a ceremony during the GDC. You'll find the usual suspect of names that have been sweeping awards season through the year, but also a couple interesting winners.

Some of the big winners tonight were indie darlings such as Gorogoa and Cuphead, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took home many of the night's biggest awards, including the biggest prize, Game of the Year.

Below are a list of awards and winners as chosen video game developers.

Best Debut - Studio MDHR (Cuphead)

Best Mobile Game - Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Best Narrative - What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)

Best Audio - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Design - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Innovation Awards - Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Best Technology - Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Best Visual Art - Cuphead (Studio MDHR)


Audience Award - Nier: Automata (PlatinumGames)

Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Ambassador Award - Rami Ismail

Lifetime Achievement Award - Tim Schafer

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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