The winners from GDC Awards 2016 are in and taking the title of Game of the Year is The Witcher 3. Due to a number of factors including the great story, The Witcher 3 took GOTY and also the CD Projekt RED RPG gained an honor for best technology.
Her Story received credit with three gongs and this follows cleaning up at the IGF Awards, making Sam Barlow happy with a clear win for most successful title of the day. Blind Forest and Ori also gained a number of wins at the GDC Awards, which included best debut award and best visual art for developer Moon Studios.
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson was really happy with a pioneer award and Todd Howard gratefully took an honor with a lifetime achievement award.
Best Design went to Rocket League (Psyonix), Best Visual Art to Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios), Best Narrative, Best Handheld/Mobile Game, and Innovation Award went to Her Story (Sam Barlow), Best Audio to Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games), and as mentioned above Best Technology to The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED). Also, we note Best Debut to Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest).
Well done to all the award winners! Especially considering the competition was tough.