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GDC 2010: Uncharted 2 wins big at GDC Awards

March 12, 2010


Last night, GDC recognized games, studios and developers for achievements in technical design and various other applications in creating a game. Back in January, Uncharted 2 was nominated in seven categories. Of those seven, it trounces its competition by securing five of them, including Game of the Year, Best Visual Art, and Best Writing.

Also taking a nice victory lap is 5th cell developed word-to-object spawning game Scribblenauts, which walked away with Handheld Game of the Year, and Innovative Title.

Flower, which will soon join the slew of PlayStation Network titles to support Move, secured Best Download Game, while Facebook-wall-flooding farming sim Farmville took home Best New Social/Online Game.

The awards also honored John Carmack from id Software by bestowing on him the Lifetime Achievement Award for two decades of service within the industry and Gabe Newell from Valve was awarded the Pioneer Award for his work within the developer.

For the full list of nominees as well as the winners of each category, head down below.

10TH ANNUAL GAME DEVELOPERS CHOICE AWARDS:

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Carmack, id Software

Pioneer Award
Gabe Newell, Valve Software

Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)
Demon’s Souls (From Software)
Dragon Age: Origins (BioWare)
WINNER: Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Game Design
Assassin’s Creed 2 (Ubisoft Montreal)
WINNER: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady)
Flower (Thatgamecompany)
Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap)
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Handheld Game
Flight Control (Firemint)
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar Leeds/Rockstar North)
Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Nintendo EAD)
WINNER: Scribblenauts (5th Cell)
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)

Best Visual Art
Assassin’s Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal)
Borderlands (Gearbox Software)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward)
Flower (Thatgamecompany)
WINNER: Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Technology
Assassin’s Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward)
Killzone 2 (Guerrilla Games)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (Volition)
WINNER: Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Writing
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)
Brutal Legend (Double Fine)
Dragon Age: Origins (BioWare)
Halo 3: ODST (Bungie)
WINNER: Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Audio
Brutal Legend (Double Fine Productions)
Dragon Age: Origins (BioWare)
Flower (Thatgamecompany)
Rock Band: The Beatles (Harmonix)
WINNER: Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Innovation
Demon’s Souls (From Software)
Flower (Thatgamecompany)
Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap)
WINNER: Scribblenauts (5th Cell)
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Debut
League of Legends (Riot Games)
The Maw (Twisted Pixel)
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
WINNER: Torchlight (Runic Games)
Zeno Clash (ACE Team)

Best Downloadable Game
WINNER: Flower (Thatgamecompany)
PixelJunk Shooter (Q Games)
Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap)
Shadow Complex (Chair Entertainment)
Trials HD (RedLynx)

Best New Social/Online Game
Bejeweled Blitz (PopCap)
Dungeon Fighter Online (Neople/Nexon)
WINNER: Farmville (Zynga)
Free Realms (Sony Online Entertainment San Diego)
Restaurant City (Playfish)

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