SXSW 2017 Gaming Awards Winners Announced

SXSW 2017 Gaming Awards Winners Announced

Winners named in 23 categories
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End named Video Game of the Year

Austin, TX – SXSW Gaming Conference and Festival has announced the winners for the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards sponsored by IGN and Imaginary Forces. The winners in 23 different categories, were revealed during the fourth annual Gaming Awards ceremony, which was hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and popular gaming broadcaster OMGitsfirefoxx.

Award winner highlights include Game of the Year winner Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog); Mobile Game of the Year winner Pokémon GO (Niantic); Esports Game of the Year winner Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment); Tabletop Game of the Year winner Arkham Horror: The Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games); Trending Game of the Year winner Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment); and Fan Creation of the Year winner Brutal Doom 64 (Sergeant_Mark_IV).

Submissions for the SXSW Gaming Awards opened in August 2016 through the official Gaming Awards page and closed in December. Finalists for the SXSW Gaming Awards categories were selected and voted on by the SXSW Gaming Advisory Board and select staff, consisting of more than 40 industry experts well-versed in everything gaming and geek culture. Once finalists were revealed, the general public, along with the Advisory Board, were invited to cast their vote on IGN.com to help determine the winners in each category, which were unveiled and honored at tonight’s SXSW Gaming Awards ceremony.

SXSW 2017 Gaming Awards Winners Announced

2017 SXSW Gaming Awards Winners:

Excellence in SFX
Battlefield 1 – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Excellence in Musical Score
DOOM – Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Excellence in Technical Achievement
Battlefield 1 – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Excellence in Visual Achievement
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Animation
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Art
Firewatch – Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

Excellence in Convergence
Batman: The Telltale Series – Telltale Games

Excellence in Multiplayer
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Most Memorable Character
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Nathan Drake

Most Promising New Intellectual Property
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game
Starbound – Chucklefish Games

Excellence in Gameplay
DOOM – Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Excellence in Design
Dishonored 2 – Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

Excellence in Narrative
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award
That Dragon, Cancer – Numinous Games

Gamer’s Voice Multiplayer
Arena Gods – Supertype

Gamer’s Voice Single Player
Owlboy – D-pad Studio

Fan Creation of the Year
Brutal Doom 64 – Sergeant_Mark_IV

Trending Game of the Year
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

eSports Game of the Year
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Tabletop Game of the Year
Arkham Horror: The Card Game – Fantasy Flight Games

Mobile Game of the Year
Pokémon GO – Niantic

Video Game of the Year
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

The SXSW Gaming Conference & Festival is a unique combination of geek and gaming culture featuring Expos, Awards, and Programming over three days.

For the full list of 2017 SXSW Gaming Award winners, visit gaming.sxsw.com/awards/.

About SXSW Gaming

The SXSW Gaming Conference & Festival is a gaming and geek culture experience. With three days of industry-leading programming, exhibitions, and evening events, SXSW Gaming is a must-visit destination for gamers from around the world. SXSW Gaming provides an opportunity for unexpected discoveries and unique interactions between industries with its unrivalled positioning at the heart of the SXSW Conference & Festivals. Taking place from March 16 – 18, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center, experience what the next generation of gaming conferences has to offer.

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