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Untitled Goose Game Wins Game of the Year at D.I.C.E. Awards

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The votes are in and fan-favorite independent game Untitled Goose Game ruled the roost at the 23rd D.I.C.E. Awards, the annual gathering of the interactive entertainment industry hosted by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS).

Untitled Goose Game is a critically-acclaimed game from indie developer House House and publisher Panic, in which players take the reins of the titular goose to manipulate and torment the inhabitants of a proper little English village.

The AIAS is the industry’s notable 30,000-member non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts.

The Academy membership honored games in 23 award categories. Control led the evening with four awards, Game of the Year winner Untitled Goose Game had three wins, and Death Stranding nabbed two. Other top honorees include Sayonara Wild Hearts for Portable Game of the Year; Mortal Kombat 11 for Fighting Game of the Year; Pistol Whip for Immersive Game of the Year; FIFA 20 for Sports Game of the Year; The Outer Worlds for Role-Playing Game of the Year; and Disco Elysium for Outstanding Achievement in Story, among others.

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“The 23rdAnnual D.I.C.E. Awards brings together interactive entertainment industry members from all around the world to celebrate creators who, with passion, talent and perseverance, have developed endearing and enthralling experiences,” says Meggan Scavio, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president. “On behalf of the Academy, I congratulate all of the amazing 2019 nominees and winners chosen by their peers.”

The event also featured the induction into the Academy’s Hall of Fame of Connie Booth, vice president of Product Development at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Booth has been integral in helping produce numerous critically and commercially acclaimed SIE games over the past 25 years, including Syphon FilterSOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALsJak and DaxterSly Cooper; Ratchet & ClankinfamousResistance Fall of ManUnchartedThe Last of Us; Days Gone, and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Booth also has been dedicated to incubating younger talent to create wonderful experiences for PlayStation fans.

The 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony, emceed by four-time co-hosts Greg Miller, co-founder of the internet video show and podcast Kinda Funny, and Jessica Chobot, included industry professionals who attended the event live and game fans worldwide who tuned in via live stream.

23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Winners:

Game of the Year
Untitled Goose Game
Publisher: Panic
Developer: House House

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Control
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Baba Is You
Publisher: Hempuli Oy
Developer: Hempuli Oy

Portable Game of the Year
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Developer: Simogo

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Untitled Goose Game
Publisher: Panic
Developer: House House

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Pistol Whip
Publisher: Cloudhead Games
Developer: Cloudhead Games

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Blood & Truth
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: SIE London Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Apex Legends
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd. and Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd.

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 2020
Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Vancouver

Role-Playing Game of the Year
The Outer Worlds
Publisher: Private Division
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment

Racing Game of the Year
Mario Kart Tour
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Fighting Game of the Year
Mortal Kombat 11
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: NetherRealm Studios

Family Game of the Year
Super Mario Maker 2
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Developer: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Adventure Game of the Year
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Action Game of the Year
Control
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Death Stranding
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Kojima Productions Co., Ltd.

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Disco Elysium
Publisher: ZA/UM
Developer: ZA/UM

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
Death Stranding
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Developer: Kojima Productions Co., Ltd.

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Control
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Untitled Goose Game
Publisher: Panic
Developer: House House

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Control
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: Remedy Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Developer: Next Level Games

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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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