Untitled Goose Game steals itself the top prize at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Take that, games that cost tens of millions of dollars to make

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences puts on its annual D.I.C.E. Awards show every year as part of the summit it hosts in Las Vegas. The show has recognized some of the very best games of all time, with past winners including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Half-Life 2, and GoldenEye 007. Generally, the top prize goes to big, massive games with big, massive budgets. But this year, the voters went in a different direction, bestowing the top prize to the brilliant Untitled Goose Game

The House House-developed asshole goose simulator walked away with three awards last night, including Game of the Year, Independent Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Character for the goose.

Of course, those big, massive games with their big, massive budgets still cleaned up. Here is the full list of winners from the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game

  • Developer: House House
  • Publisher: Panic

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Untitled Goose Game

  • Developer: House House
  • Publisher: Panic

Action Game of the Year

Control

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games

Adventure Game of the Year

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: EA

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker 2

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat 11

  • Developer: Netherrealm Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Pistol Whip

  • Developer: Cloudhead Games
  • Publisher: Cloudhead Games

Online Game of the Year

Apex Legends

  • Developer: Respawn Entertainment
  • Publisher: EA

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart Tour (lol)

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Role-Playing Game of the Year

The Outer Worlds

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 20

  • Developer: EA Vancouver
  • Publisher: EA Sports

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Developer: Intelligent Systems/Koei Tecmo Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Portable Game of the Year

Sayonara Wild Hearts

  • Developer: Simogo
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Death Stranding

  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Blood & Truth

  • Developer: London Studios
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Luigi’s Mansion 3

  • Developer: Next Level Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Control

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games

Outstanding Achievement in Character

The Goose – Untitled Goose Game

  • Developer: House House
  • Publisher: Panic

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Baba is You

  • Developer: Hempuli Oy
  • Publisher: Hempuli Oy

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Control

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Disco Elysium

  • Developer: ZA/UM
  • Publisher: ZA/UM

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Death Stranding

  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Control

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games
CJ Andriessen
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