May 27, 2022

Untitled Goose Game Crowned ‘Game of the Year’ at GDC 2020 Conference

The Goose has done it again! At this year’s GDC Choice Awards, House House’s viral sensation (Untitled Goose Game) has bagged the Game of the Year award. That’s two (official) GOTY awards now for anyone keeping track! (Three if you count ABG’s own James Wright)

The Untitled Goose Game has only gone and won a second Game of the Year award!

At this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) Choice Awards ceremony, House House’s viral sensation picked up the esteemed award. As many of you will be aware, the GDC conference was postponed following concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Awards ceremony was, instead, broadcast via a live-stream event.

The GDC noted how Goose Game:

“…won the hearts of game critics and fans alike with its colourful game design which incorporated elements of puzzle-solving, creative thinking and stealth gameplay”.

Other big winners of the GDC Awards ceremony included:

  • Remedy’s Control picking up Best Technology, Best Audio, and Best Visual Art awards.
  • Disco Elysium nabbed the Best Narrative and Best Debut Award for developers ZA/UM.
  • And the Innovation and Best Design awards went to Baba is You.
We have included the full list of winners below.

As the GDC notes, their Awards ceremony:

“…honour the very best games of the year and was created for and voted on by developers. Winners in all categories (except the Audience Award and Special Awards) are selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards-specific International Choice Awards Network (ICAN). [This] is an invitation-only organisation, comprised of leading game creators from all parts of the industry”.

GDC General Manager, Katie Stern, said:

“We are so happy to continue to honour the creative work of the finest game designers in the world by hosting the Game Developers Choice Awards online this year. Games can help us connect, they can inspire us to create, and sometimes they help us to escape. There is perhaps no better time for us to appreciate what games mean to us than in trying times like these.

Games like Untitled Goose Game and Baba is You are unbridled in their joyful approach to play, while others like Control and Disco Elysium can offer compelling narrative experiences to delve into. We thank and honour the winners, nominees and all creators for their part in creating some of the best entertainment the world has to offer”.

Best AudioControl (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
Best DebutZA/UM (for Disco Elysium)
Best DesignBaba is You (Hempuli)
Best Mobile GameWhat the Golf? (Triband/The Label Limited)
Innovation AwardBaba is You (Hempuli)
Best NarrativeDisco Elysium (ZA/UM)
Best TechnologyControl (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
Best Visual ArtControl (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)
Best VR/AR GameVader Immortal (ILMxLAB & Oculus Studios/Disney)
Audience AwardSky: Children of the Light (thatgamecompany)
Game of the YearUntitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)
Pioneer AwardRoberta Williams
Ambassador AwardKate Edwards

The full awards ceremony is now archived to the GDC YouTube channel.

YouTube player

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