List of 23rd DICE Award Winners – Untitled Goose Game Takes GOTY

Control Takes Home Four Awards

The DICE Award (a backronym for “Design Innovate Communicate Entertain”, if you were curious) were handed out at Las Vegas today. The two big winners coming out atop of the heap were Untitled Goose Game that took home three awards including the Game of The Year, and Control taking home four, including Action Game of The Year.

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The full list is as follows:

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Luigi’s Mansion

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Control

Outstanding Achievement in Character: Untitled Goose Game – The Goose

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Control

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design: Death Stranding

Outstanding Achievement in Story: Disco Elysium

Outstanding Technical Achievement: 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 XI

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

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Blood & Truth

Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Pistol Whip

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game: Untitled Goose Game

Portable Game of the Year: Sayonara Wild Hearts

Online Game of the Year: Apex Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Baba is You

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Control

A.I.A.S. Hall of Fame Award: Connie Booth

Game of the Year: Untitled Goose Game

We don’t often see an indie title winning the Game of the Year honours, and we couldn’t be happier for the dev team House House for their achievement. In fact, in all twenty-three years of the DICE Award, this is the second time an indie game was awarded this honour, first being Journey. Are you surprised that the Goose won it? What did you have for GOTY last year? Let us know!

Source: Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences