Supergiant Games’ Hades has received tons of praise and accolades since release, and you can add one more prestigious title to the list. Announced at the 79th annual Worldcon, the rogue-lite action title won Best Video Game at the Hugo Awards, beating out competitors like Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last of Us Part 2, Animal Crossing New Horizons and many others.
Hades writer and Supergiant creative director Greg Kasavin gave a televised acceptance speech, giving his thanks and hoping that “the Hugo Awards continue to recognize the amazing work being done in this space.” Though this year’s Best Video Game award was meant to be a one-time thing, DisCon3 co-chair Colette Fozard said that the Hugo Study Committee is considering ” Best Game or Interactive Experience as a potential permanent category.”
Hades is currently available for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch, having launched last year out of early access. It stars Zagreus, the son of Hades who seeks to escape the Underworld – and his father – by any means necessary. Armed with different weapons and Boons from the Greek Pantheon, Zagreus battles through various realms and bosses across a continuous storyline. For more details on the game, check out our review here.
Wish I could have attended the #HugoAwards in person. I wasn't able to make an acceptance speech there on behalf of the team though did have a few words here. I'm grateful that the awards are recognizing work in this category, much less the work we did! pic.twitter.com/S9bfSp1i8H
— Greg Kasavin (@kasavin) December 19, 2021
There is no permanent Hugo Award category to recognize this interactive form of storytelling with which so many fans of the genre create and engage.
The Hugo Study Committee is also considering Best Game or Interactive Experience as a potential permanent category.
— DisCon III – The 79th Worldcon (@worldcon2021) November 23, 2020
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