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Dragon Age: Inquisition Wins Game of the Year at SXSW Interactive Festival

Posted Mar 16, 2015
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The SXSW Interactive Festival has been around for 22 years, but this is the second year the festival has given awards in video gaming. Last year’s Game of The Year winner was The Last of Us, which won an additional three awards.

 

 

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor won three honors, but the overall Game of the Year went once again to Dragon Age: Inquisition, at the SXSW Gaming Awards. Other notable winners were Destiny, for Excellence in Technical Achievement, as well as Alien Isolation for Excellence in Sound Effects. There were also honors for esports teams, online channels and characters in games.

The full list of winners is below:

 

Game of the Year:

Dragon Age: Inquisition (Electronic Arts/BioWare)

Mobile Game of the Year:

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Table Top Game of the Year:

Star Realms (White Wizard Games)

Excellence in Gameplay:

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith Productions)

Excellence in Art:

Child of Light (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)

Excellence in Animation:

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith Productions)

Excellence in Technical Achievement:

Destiny (Activision/Bungie)

Excellence in Visual Achievement:

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)

Excellence in Narrative:

The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)

Excellence in Design and Direction:

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith Productions)

Excellence in Sound Effects:

Alien: Isolation (SEGA/The Creative Assembly)

Excellence in Musical Score:

Transistor (Supergiant Games)

Excellence in Multiplayer:

Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Nintendo)

Excellence in Convergence:

South Park: The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft/Obsidian Entertainment)

Most Valuable Character:

Ellie, The Last of Us: Left Behind (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)

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Most Valuable Esports Team:

Cloud9

Most Valuable Online Channel:

Rooster Teeth

Most Valuable Add-On Content:

The Last of Us: Left Behind (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)

Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Game:

Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium Games)

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award:

This War of Mine (11 Bit Studios)

Gamer’s Voice Award:

Speedrunners (tinyBuild)

 

 

It appears that Dragon Age: Inquisition wins Game of the Year once again, with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor also being awarded. The Last of Us’, Ellie is again being awarded as one of the most influential characters in video games, following Ashley Johnson’s win for her portrayal of the character at the BAFTA Awards. The Last of Us being the big winner at last year’s awards, this year brings the Add-On Content award once again to The Last of Us’ story DLC, Left Behind.

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