Skyrim is Game Developers’ ‘Game of the Year’

By on March 8, 2012

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Below are the winners of the Game Developers Choice Awards held today at the Game Developers Conference.

Expectantly, Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim took the top honor, becoming developers’ Game of the Year of 2011. Portal 2 too won big as well, taking in awards for best game design, best audio, and best narrative.

Game of the Year:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Best Game Design:
Portal 2 (Valve)

Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)

Best Technology:
Battlefield 3 (DICE)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game:
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)

Best Audio:
Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Downloadable Game:
Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Best Narrative:
Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Debut:
Supergiant Games (Bastion)

Best Visual Arts:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)


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  • Bob Smith

    When I was over at a co-workers house from DISH yesterday, I found myself playing Skyrim. As with Oblivion, the game is superb in graphics and detail. With Skyrim, you get a much grittier and realistic aspect to all of the characters, and you don’t have the same voices throughout the game like you did in Oblivion, based on character race. I noticed when I started the game is the graphics were amazingly detailed and I was drawn immediately into the world. I liked it so much that I added it to my Blockbuster@Home queue. I can’t wait to start playing it in the comfort of my own home. I would just buy Skyrim, but I’ve come to the realization that if I just rent games for a flat monthly fee, I save a ton of money in the long run and what’s really crazy is that right now you can even try out Blockbuster for free.

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