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Untitled Goose Game takes GOTY at DICE awards

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What just happened? Last night saw the 23rd annual DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards take place, and while the excellent Control was the biggest winner, the coveted game of the year award went to Untitled Goose Game.

The Las Vegas event, which was co-hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller, saw Control and Death Stranding nominated in eight categories. It was Remedy Entertainment’s action-adventure that came out on top, winning four awards, including Action game of the year. Hideo Kojima’s title took home the awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design.


Probably the biggest surprise of the night came in the Game of the Year category. It was a tough group, with Control, Death Stranding, Outer Wilds, and the brilliant Disco Elysium all competing for the prize. But it was won by Untitled Goose Game, which comes from indie developer House House.

It’s been a while since Game of the Year was won by a small studio. The last few years have seen God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Overwatch, Fallout 4, and Dragon Age: Inquisition all walk away with GOTY.

Untitled Goose Game also won Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game and Outstanding Achievement in Character. Other winners include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order being awarded Adventure game of the year, and Disco Elysium taking the Outstanding Achievement in Story award.

While Control’s developers will be pleased with its four awards, it’s a long way off last year’s biggest winner; God of War won nine out of the 23 categories in 2019, including Game of the Year.

Full list of nominees and winners:

Game of the Year

    Control
    Death Stranding
    Disco Elysium
    Outer Wilds
    Untitled Goose Game (Winner)

Action Game of the Year

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Control (Winner)
    Devil May Cry 5
    Gears 5
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Adventure Game of the Year

    Death Stranding
    Luigi's Mansion 3
    Resident Evil 2
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Winner)
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Family Game of the Year

    A Short Hike
    Dragon Quest Builders 2
    Ring Fit Adventure
    Super Mario Maker 2 (Winner)
    Yoshi's Crafted World

Fighting Game of the Year

    Dead or Alive 6
    Jump Force
    Mortal Kombat 11 (Winner)
    Samurai Shodown

Racing Game of the Year

    Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
    DiRT Rally 2.0
    F1 2019
    Mario Kart Tour (Winner)
    Trials Rising

Role-Playing Game of the Year

    Disco Elysium
    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
    Kingdom Hearts III
    Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
    The Outer Worlds (Winner)

Sports Game of the Year

    FIFA 20 (Winner)
    Madden NFL 20
    MLB the Show 19
    NBA 2k20
    NHL 20

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

    Anno 1800
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Winner)
    Oxygen Not Included
    Slay the Spire
    Total War: Three Kingdoms

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

    Asgard's Wrath
    Blood & Truth (Winner)
    Pistol Whip
    Stormland
    Westworld Awakening

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

    Asgard's Wrath
    Blood & Truth
    Pistol Whip (Winner)
    The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets
    Trover Saves the Universe

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

    A Short Hike
    Disco Elysium
    Sayonara Wild Hearts
    Untitled Goose Game (Winner)
    What the Golf?

Portable Game of the Year

    Call of Duty: Mobile
    Grindstone
    Sayonara Wild Hearts (Winner)
    Sky: Children of the Light
    What the Golf?

Online Game of the Year

    Apex Legends (Winner)
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
    Tetris 99
    Wargroove

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

    Baba Is You (Winner)
    Disco Elysium
    Outer Wilds
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Slay the Spire

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

    A Short Hike
    Control (Winner)
    Disco Elysium
    Outer Wilds
    Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Days Gone
    Death Stranding
    Devil May Cry 5
    Luigi's Mansion 3 (Winner)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Concrete Genie
    Control (Winner)
    Death Stranding
    Resident Evil 2

Outstanding Achievement in Character

    Control (Jesse Faden)
    Death Stranding (Cliff Unger)
    Death Stranding (Sam Porter Bridges)
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Greez)
    Untitled Goose Game (The Goose) (Winner)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

    Arise: A Simple Story
    Control (Winner)
    Erica
    Golem
    Mortal Kombat 11

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Death Stranding (Winner)
    Mortal Kombat 11
    Resident Evil 2
    Sayonara Wild Hearts

Outstanding Achievement in Story

    Control
    Disco Elysium (Winner)
    Outer Wilds
    Telling Lies
    The Outer Worlds

Outstanding Technical Achievement

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Concrete Genie
    Control
    Death Stranding (Winner)
    Metro Exodus



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