You are not going to believe who won the Game of The Year

We mentioned before, that The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced the complete list of 2020 nominees for the 23rd annual. The winners were announced on February 13th, 2020 at Aria Resort Las Vegas during the 2020 D.I.C.E. Summit. So let’s take a look at the winners.

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game. (Shocking right?)

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Death Stranding

Action Game of the Year

Control

Adventure Game of the Year

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker 2

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat 11

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Pistol Whip

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Blood & Truth

Online Game of the Year

Apex Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Control

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Baba Is You

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Control

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Disco Elysium

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Death Stranding

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart Tour

Role-Playing Game of the Year

The Outer Worlds

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 20

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Control

Portable Game of the Year

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Developer Tweet

As we can see here, the Goose is the big winner of the night. And this was shocking to us all, even to House House, the Australian development team behind the Goose game, who made a laughable tweet stating that “this is weird” on being the big winner of the event. They added in another tweet “This is such an incredible, surreal honour. We regrettably couldn’t make it to DICE in person, and we had a hard time recording an acceptance video because (looking at the other nominees) it was impossible to imagine actually winning. We’re blown away.”

I agree with him actually, seeing that the other contenders for the top prize this year were Remedy Entertainment’s Control, Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding, ZA/UM’s Disco Elysium, and Mobius Digital Games’ Outer Wilds.

It’s worth mentioning also that all previous winners of D.I.C.E awards are big names from big companies, so this is anomaly considering House House is a small indie team.

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