Red Dead Redemption and Minecraft Dominate GDC Awards 2011

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The 2011 Game Developers Choice Awards took place last night with the much debated game of the year in 2010 — Red Dead Redemption taking a sizable chunk of the awards. Indy game Minecraft also took a few bites with most innovative and best debut game.

Rockstar San Diego Western’s game took four awards at the GDC which included Best Game, Best Game Design, Best Technology, and Best Audio.

It was a good year for Indy games too, with Minecraft taking two awards and Limbo also showed the capabilities of Indy developers by grabbing the Best Visual Arts award.

Honorable mentions also went to two of the biggest names in the computer games industry with Shenmue and Outrun creator Yu Suzuki getting his hands on the Pioneer Award. Black & White and Fable’s Peter Molyneux from Lionhead also picked up the Lifetime Achievement award.

Amnesia, a journey that immerses you in a scary, creepy, horror-like setting also managed to win some awards at the Independent Games Festival Awards 2011 which included Direct2Drive Vision, Technical Excellence and Excellence in Audio with it’s suspense filled atmospheric soundscapes, netting $15,000 in prize money.

You can view the whole list of awards from both shows over on VG24/7.

Do you think the right games won the right awards at the Game Developers Choice Awards and the 2011 Independent Games Festival Awards?

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