Journey, The Walking Dead clean up at 2013 DICE Awards


A pair of downloadable games came away with almost half of all the awards handed out at last night’s D.I.C.E. Awards show. Journey, developed by thatgamecompany exclusively for the PS3, was the big winner of the night, nabbing eight awards including Game of the Year. Telltale’s The Walking Dead was also a multiple award winner, collecting four trophies.

Halo 4 (Visual Engineering and Connectivity) and XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Gameplay Engineering and Strategy/Simulation) were the only other games to win in more than one category.

Congratulations to the developers at thatgamecompany and Telltale Games. You can find a complete list of winners in all 25 categories after the break.

Game of the Year: Journey

Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2
Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants
Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 13
Racing Game of the Year: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy
Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
Casual Game of the Year: Journey
Web Based Game of the Year: SimCity Social

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead
Outstanding Character Performance: The Walking Dead (Lee Everett)

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin’s Creed III
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4
Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey
Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4

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