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GDC 2010 Award Winners

Well here is another non-android related post but I figured everyone would be interested in the GDC awards and who won what. If you haven’t read this list already of winners you’ll probably be surprised by a few of them and not at all surprised by other winners. Either way congrats to all of them.

Best Game Design

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum — Rocksteady
  • Assassin’s Creed 2 — Ubisoft Montreal
  • Flower — thatgamecompany
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Plants Vs. Zombies — PopCap

Best Visual Art

  • Borderlands — Gearbox Software
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Assassin’s Creed II — Ubisoft Montreal
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — Infinity Ward
  • Flower — thatgamecompany

Best Technology

  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — Infinity Ward
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla — Volition
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Killzone 2 — Guerrilla Games
  • Assassin’s Creed II — Ubisoft Montreal

Best Writing

  • Brutal Legend — Double Fine
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum — Rocksteady Studios
  • Dragon Age: Origins — BioWare
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Halo 3: ODST — Bungie

Best Audio

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Dragon Age: Origins — BioWare
  • Rock Band: The Beatles — Harmonix
  • Flower — thatgamecompany
  • Brutal Legend — Double Fine

Innovation

  • Scribblenauts — 5th Cell
  • Flower — thatgamecompany
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Plants Vs. Zombies — PopCap
  • Demon’s Souls — From Software

Best Debut

  • The Maw — Twisted Pixel
  • League Of Legends — Riot Games
  • Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor — Tiger Style
  • Torchlight — Runic Games
  • Zeno Clash — ACE Team

Best Downloadable Game

  • Plants Vs. Zombies — PopCap
  • Trials HD — RedLynx
  • PixelJunk Shooter — Q Games
  • Shadow Complex — Chair Entertainment
  • Flower — thatgamecompany

Best New Social/Online Game

  • Restaurant City — Playfish
  • Farmville — Zynga
  • Dungeon Fighter Online — Neople/Nexon
  • Free Realms — Sony Online Entertainment San Diego
  • Bejeweled Blitz — PopCap

Best Handheld Game

  • Scribblenauts — 5th Cell
  • Flight Control — Firemint
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars — Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North
  • Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor — Tiger Style
  • Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks — Nintendo EAD

Game Of The Year

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — Naughty Dog
  • Dragon Age: Origins — BioWare
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum — Rocksteady Studios
  • Demon’s Souls — From Software
  • Assassin’s Creed II — Ubisoft Montreal

There you have it. Competition was pretty tight this year with a ridiculous amount of awesome games so whether 1st or 5th place, all of these are excellent games. I’m not sure I agree with Uncharted 2 being Game of the Year but either way, congrats!

Source Referenced: G4TV

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