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Minecraft, Molynuex & Red Dead sweep GDC awards

Red Dead Redemption takes home 4 awards at the Game Developers Choice awards,  Minecraft takes 3 (in addition to 2 from the IGF’s) and Molynuex is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Last night saw the game industry get together and highlight those games which it itself thought the year’s best.  Perhaps not surprisingly, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption was the star of the shows, walking away with four victories; including Best Game and Best Technology.
Not far behind however was Mojang Specification’s Minecraft, which took home 3 awards for Innovation, Best Downloadable Game and Best Debut.  Minecraft also nabbed two gongs in the Independet Games Festival awards.
Lionhead’s Peter Molynuex found himself collecting the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Games Developers Choice award winners in full:
Best game – Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar
Best Game Design – Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar
Best Technology – Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar
Innovation – Minecraft, Mojang
Best Audio – Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar
Best Handheld Game – Cut The Rope, ZepToLab
Best Downloadable Game – Minecraft, Mojang
Best Writing – Mass Effect 2, BioWare
Best Debut – Minecraft, Mojang
Best Visual Arts – Limbo, Playdead Studios
Pioneer Award – Yu Suzuki
Lifetime Achievement Award – Peter Molynuex 
Independent Game Festival 2011 winners:
Seumas McNally Grand Prize ($20,000) – Minecraft, by Mojang
Nuovo Award ($5,000) – Nidhogg, by Messhof
Excellence in Visual Art ($2,500) – BIT.TRIP RUNNER, by Gaijin Games
Excellence in Audio ($2,500) – Amnesia: The Dark Descent, by Frictional Games
Excellence in Design ($2,500) – Desktop Dungeons, by QCF Design
Best Student Game ($2,500) – FRACT, by University of Montreal
Technical Excellence ($2,500) – Amnesia: The Dark Descent, by Frictional Games
Best Mobile Game ($2,500) – Helsing’s Fire, Ratloop
Audience Award ($2,500) – Minecraft, by Mojang
Direct2Drive Vision Award ($10,000) – Amnesia: The Dark Descent, by Frictional Games

 


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