Friday, February 24, 2017

The 20th Annual DICE Award Winners Announced

The 20th annual DICE awards, honouring and celebrating the best games from 2016, were announced by the Academy Of Interactive Arts And Sciences during the annual DICE summit, which took place last night at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Game of the Year

Overwatch
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment


Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Inside
Publisher: Playdead
Developer: Playdead


Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Overwatch
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Eagle Flight
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: FunHouse

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Superhot VR
Publisher: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o.
Developer: SUPERHOT Sp. z o.o.

Mobile Game of the Year

Pokémon GO
Publisher: Niantic Labs
Developer: Niantic Labs

Handheld Game of the Year

Pokémon Sun and Moon
Publisher: The Pokémon Company
Developer: Game Freak

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

for recognizing a game with limited resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles)
Inside
Publisher: Playdead
Developer: Playdead

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Overwatch
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Sid Meier’s Civilization 6
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Firaxis Games

Sports Game of the Year

Steep
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Annecy

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Dark Souls 3
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: FromSoftware, Inc.

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Horizon 3
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios

Fighting Game of the Year

Street Fighter 5
Publisher: Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
Developer: Capcom

Family Game of the Year

Ratchet & Clank
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Insomniac Games

Adventure Game of the Year

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog

Action Game of the Year

Overwatch
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 1
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Dice

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Doom
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: id Software

Outstanding Achievement in Character

The Last Guardian - Trico
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Developer: JAPAN Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Inside
Publisher: Playdead
Developer: Playdead

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America
Developer: Naughty Dog

2017 AIAS Hall Of Fame Recipent

Todd Howard
Executive Producer and Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios