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access_time March 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM in Culture by Ryan Bates

Skyrim, Portal Win Big at Game Developers Choice Awards

Millions have delved into the world of Tamriel since November 11, 2011, but at Wednesday’s Game Developers Choice Awards, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim only picked up one award.

That one award, though, was 2011’s Game of the Year award, capping off the award ceremony at the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA. GlaDOS’s snarky programming helped Valve pick up three awards for Portal 2, for Best Narrative, as well as Best Audio and Best Game design. Bastion picked up two awards for Best Debut and Best Downloadable Game for Supergiant Games, especially amazing due to the fact that the indy developer consists of exactly seven people.

“This year brought us some wonderfully crafted bigger titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2 and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, along with standout independent games like Bastion and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP,” said Meggan Scavio, General Manager of the Game Developers Conference. “2011 was an incredible year for games, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for these talented developers as the industry continues to grow and shift.”

The recipients of the 12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards are:

Game of the Year

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Innovation Award

Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)

Best Debut

Supergiant Games (Bastion)

Valve's "Portal 2" picked up three awards for Best Audio, Narrative, and Game Design.Best Audio

Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

Best Game Design

Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

Best Technology

Battlefield 3 (DICE)

Best Visual Arts

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)

Best Narrative

Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

Best Downloadable Game

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren Spector

Pioneer Award

Dave Theurer

Ambassador Award

Ken Doroshow and Paul M. Smith


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