Untitled Goose Game Snags Another GOTY Award, A Short Hike Wins IGFA Grand Prize

Untitled Goose Game Snags Another GOTY Award, A Short Hike Wins IGFA Grand Prize

No one can stop the honk.

The conference may have been postponed, but last night, the 2020 Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Game Festival Awards were still held online. Some of the big winners may not surprise you, especially if you're a fan of a certain mischievous goose.

Untitled Goose Game waddled away with another Game of the Year award to add to its stockpile of trophies, while Remedy Entertainment's Control won the most Choice awards with a total of three. ZA/UM's Disco Elysium also got two trophies; the introspective detective RPG was also our own site's selection for 2019's Game of the Year.

Roberta Williams received a Pioneer Award for her trailblazing work in the adventure genre, including Mystery House, King's Quest, and co-founding Sierra On-Line. Kate Edwards, the former head of the International Game Developers Association and current executive director of Global Game Jam, received an Ambassador Award for her work in mentoring and boosting initiatives in the game developer community.

For the indie awards, Adam Robinson-Yu's pleasant A Short Hike took home the Seumas McNally Grand Prize as well as the Audience Award. Knights and Bikes, Mutazione, Heaven's Vault, and more filled out the list of excellent games that you should definitely check out if you missed.

Here's a list of all the night's winners, starting with the Independent Games Festival Awards:

2020 Independent Games Festival Awards

Excellence in Visual Art

Knights and Bikes (Foam Sword)

Excellence in Audio

Mutazione (Die Gute Fabrik)

Excellence in Design

Patrick’s Parabox (Patrick Traynor)

Excellence in Narrative

Heaven’s Vault (Inkle)

Nuovo Award

The Space Between (Christoph Frey)

Best Student Game

Bore Dome (Goblin Rage)

Audience Award

A Short Hike (Adam Robinson-Yu)

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

A Short Hike (Adam Robinson-Yu)

2020 Game Developers Choice Awards

Best Audio

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Best Debut Developer

ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)

Best Design

Baba is You (Hempuli)

Best Mobile Game

What the Golf? (Triband/The Label Limited)

Innovation Award

Baba is You (Hempuli)

Best Narrative

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

Best Technology

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Best Visual Art

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Best VR/AR Game

Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series (ILMxLAB and Oculus Studios/Disney)

Audience Award

Sky: Children of the Light (thatgamecompany)

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Pioneer Award

Roberta Williams

Ambassador Award

Kate Edwards

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