Journey Wins Big at 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

February 8, 2013 -

Journey was the big winner at this year's 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, bringing home eight awards in various categories including Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Casual Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay.

The Walking Dead picked up four awards including Adventure Game of the Year and Downloadable Game of the Year. Other multi-award winners include Halo 4, honored for visual engineering and connectivity, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown, recognized for its gameplay engineering as well as Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year.

The full list of winners can be found below:

Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2
• Publisher: 2K Games
• Developer: Gearbox Software

Mobile Game of the Year
Hero Academy
• Publisher: Robot Entertainment
• Developer: Robot Entertainment

Handheld Game of the Year
Paper Mario Sticker Star
• Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
• Developer: Intelligent Systems

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Story
The Walking Dead
• Publisher: Telltale Games
• Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Character Performance
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett
• Publisher: Telltale Games
• Developer: Telltale Games

Downloadable Game of the Year
The Walking Dead
• Publisher: Telltale Games
• Developer: Telltale Games

Casual Game of the Year
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Web Based Game of the Year
SimCity Social
• Publisher: Electronic Arts
• Developer: Maxis, Playfish

Family Game of the Year
Skylanders Giants
• Publisher: Activision
• Developer: Toys for Bob

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 3
• Publisher: Electronic Arts
• Developer: Bioware

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
• Publisher: 2K Games
• Developer: Firaxis Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA Soccer 13
• Publisher: Electronic Arts
• Developer: EA Canada

Racing Game of the Year
Need for Speed Most Wanted
• Publisher: Electronic Arts
• Developer: Criterion Games

Fighting Game of the Year
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: SuperBot Entertainment, Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
Halo 4
• Publisher: Microsoft Studios
• Developer: 343 Industries

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin’s Creed III
• Publisher: Ubisoft
• Developer: Ubisoft

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Halo 4
• Publisher: Microsoft Studios
• Developer: 343 Industries

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
• Publisher: 2K Games
• Developer: Firaxis Games

Adventure Game of the Year
The Walking Dead
• Publisher: Telltale Games
• Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany

Game of the Year
Journey
• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
• Developer: thatgamecompany


 
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