Surprise, Zelda Won Game Of The Year At The Game Developers Choice Awards

Surprise, Zelda Won Game Of The Year At The Game Developers Choice Awards
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Nintendo’s latest Zelda adventure followed up its win at the 2017 Game Awards with GOTY honours at tonight’s Game Developers Choice Awards, held as part of the 2018 Game Developers Conference.

It also won Best Audio and Best Design. Tim Schafer, meanwhile, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award, and upon receiving it gave a lengthy, entertaining and emotional speech on his journey through the last three decades of game development.

The full list of winners in all categories is below. Note that the GDCAs are voted on by game developers themselves.

Best Audio
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Debut
Studio MDHR (Cuphead)

Best Design
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Mobile Game
Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Innovation Award
Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Best Narrative
What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)

Best Technology
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Best Visual Art
Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

Best VR/AR Game

Audience Award
NieR:Automata (PlatinumGames)

Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Ambassador Award
Rami Ismail

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tim Schafer


        • I don’t like Zelda

          Nintendo releases game that breaks just about every Zelda convention there is.

          I don’t like Zelda

          • Just because it breaks Zelda conventions doesn’t make it a good game 😛

            I played A Link Between Worlds and thought it was OK. Nothing grabbed me though. The latest one is just Zelda Scrolls with breaking weapons, repetitive shrines and not much else to do except watch your stamina run out ridiculously fast as you climb or run.

  • Breath of the Wild is the only Zelda game I’ve ever enjoyed.
    I bought it on day one, and still regularly take it out for a spin.
    Personally, it was my game of the year too.

  • I should get around to finishing Breath of the Wild… but then that means not playing Horizon.

    • And you don’t want to not play Horizon.

      I’m still tempted to start again… despite finishing it once from the start and twice NG+ including an Ultra Hard completion. Love it so much.

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