is the best game of the year at the GDC and the IGF Awards

is the best game of the year at the GDC and the IGF Awards

During the Games Developers Conference, we knew the winners of the different categories.

This morning, the awards for the best games of the year 2021 were presented in San Francisco during the CDG 2022honored with Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Game Festival Awards, including candidate lists few months ago.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the night is that the absolute protagonist of it has been Registration the video game Daniel Mullins which won the prize both in the awards that value games in general and in the IGF, which values ​​independent developments. In the latter, it is also crowned as the game with the best sound, design and narrative.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners from the IGF and the GDC Awards.

2022 Indie Games Festival Awards

Seumas McNally Grand Prix

  • Cruelty Squad (Software)
  • Entry (Daniel Mullins Games) – WINNER
  • Loop Hero (four quarters)
  • The Eternal Cylinder (ACE team)
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam)
  • Without sight (Studio Pixel Punk)

Excellence in Visual Arts

  • Behind the frame: the most beautiful landscapes (Silver Lining Studio)
  • Dungeon Fuzz (Jérémy Couillard)
  • Jett: The Far Shore (Superbrothers A/V + Pine Scented)
  • Papetura (Petums) – WINNER
  • The Eternal Cylinder (ACE team)
  • The Wild Heart (Moonlight Kids)

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  • Cruelty Squad (Software)
  • Cuccchi (fantastic studio)
  • Dungeon Fuzz (Jérémy Couillard)
  • Memory Card (Lily Zone) – WINNER
  • The Bureaucratic Adventures of Okthryssia and Saturnia (Outland)
  • Space Hole 2020 (Sam Atlas)
  • Sparks and Gems (Resnijars)
  • Tux and Fanny (Ghost Time Games)

Audio Excellence

  • Entry (Daniel Mullins Games) – WINNER
  • Jett: The Far Shore (Superbrothers A/V + Pine Scented)
  • Mini highways (Dinosaur Polo Club)
  • Saber (Shedworks)
  • Toem (something we did)
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam)

Design Excellence

  • Entry (Daniel Mullins Games) – WINNER
  • At the sea! (ink)
  • Midnight Protocol (LuGus Studios)
  • Weird Horticulture (Bad Viking)
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam)
  • Webbed (Sbug Games)

Excellence in Storytelling

  • Hands closed (passenger)
  • [b]Entry (Daniel Mullins Games) – WINNER
  • Last Call (Nina Freeman and Jake Jefferies)
  • Neurocracy (Playthroughline)
  • At the sea! (ink)
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam)

best student game

  • Abriss – Build to Destroy (Randwerk Games eG)
  • Cai Cai Balão (Search Games)
  • Letter Trellis (Ethan Zarov)
  • Live Adventure (Live Adventure Team) – WINNER
  • Nainai Recipe (Fan Fang, Mai Hou)
  • Little Life (Yueqi Wu)
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2022 Game Developers Choice Awards

best game of the year

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital) – WINNER
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

best sound

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
  • Back (Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam/Humble) – WINNER

best start

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Saber (Shedworks / Raw Fury)
  • The artistic escape (Beethoven and dinosaur / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Valheim (Iron Gate Studio/Coffee Stain Publishing) – WINNER
  • Wildermyth (Worldwalker Games / WhisperGames)

better design

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Halo Infinite (343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Registration (Daniel Mullins Games / Return Digital)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/Electronic Arts) – WINNER
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)

best innovation

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Registration (Daniel Mullins Games / Return Digital)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam/Humble) – WINNER
  • Wildermyth (Worldwalker Games / WhisperGames)

best story

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios) – WINNER
  • Unboxing (Witch Beam / Humble)

Better social impact

  • Before Your Eyes (Goodbye World Games / Skybound Games)
  • Boyfriend Dungeon (Kitfox Games) – WINNER
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale (The Chicory Team: A Colorful Tale / Finji)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine/Square Enix)

better technology

  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Halo Infinite (343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Hitman 3 (Interactive IO)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/SIE) – WINNER
  • Back (Housemarque / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

best visual art

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/SIE) – WINNER

If you want to know more about the mysterious game that combines cards with different amazing mechanics, check out our Cipher analysis where we came to recognize him as one of masterpieces of the year 2021.

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