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2012 Game Developers Choice Awards Full List

Posted on Thursday, March 8 @ 04:47:12 Eastern by

The 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards, which I find to be the most pretigious annual game development awards (behind our awards, of course), took place yesterday. Portal 2, Bastion, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim received the most recognition, but many other games were recognized as nominees, particularly Dark Souls and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Agree or disagree? Below is a list of nominees and winners (bolded):


Game of the Year

    Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal)
    Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

 Best Narrative

    Portal 2 (Valve)
    The Witcher 2 (CD Projekt RED)
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)
    Saints Row: The Third (Volition)

Best Game Design

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
    Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

Best Technology

    Battlefield 3 (DICE)
    L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)
    Crysis 2 (Crytek Frankfurt/UK)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Best Visual Arts

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)
    Rayman Origins (Ubisoft Montpellier)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Japan)
    Battlefield 3 (DICE)

Best Debut

    Supergiant Games (Bastion)
    Team Bondi (L.A. Noire)
    Re-Logic (Terraria)
    Bioware Austin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
    Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

Innovation Award

    Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Toys For Bob)
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
    L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

    Tiny Tower (NimbleBit)
    Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
    Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)
    Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment)
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)

Best Audio

    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    LittleBigPlanet 2 (Media Molecule)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games)
    Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Downloadable Game

    Stacking (Double Fine)
    From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier)
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    Outland (Housemarque)
    Frozen Synapse (Mode 7)
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