Ori and the Blind Forest and Her Story also win big.
Even with 2015 in the bag, CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt continues to reap the awards. It picked up the Game of the Year Award at GDC 2016 and also received the award for Best Technology.
Sam Barlow’s Her Story also had a very strong awards run, nabbing the Innovation Award, Best Narrative and Best Handheld/Mobile Game for the year. Ori and the Blind Forest netted a few awards for Best Visual Art and Best Debut while Rocket League won the award for Best Design. Interestingly, Best Audio went to Crypt of the Necrodancer.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard, known for his work on Fallout 4, received a Lifetime Achievement Award while Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson was bestowed with a Pioneer award for his work in the industry.
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