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The Last of Us and Papers, Please storm GDC Awards

The Last of Us and Papers, Please storm GDC Awards

Thu 20 Mar 2014 5:07am GMT / 1:07am EDT / 10:07pm PDT
GDC 2014

Naughty Dog action game takes Game of the Year honors as indie hit earns Seumas McNally Grand Prize award

It was a bad night for sunshine and happiness in video games, as post-apocalyptic action game The Last of Us and dystopic border control game Papers, Please took home top honors at the Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival, respectively.

The Last of Us took home three GDC awards on the night, including Game of the Year, Best Design, and Best Narrative. Papers, Please won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the IGF Awards, as well as the Excellence in Design and Excellence in Narrative categories. The game was also recognized multiple times in the GDC Awards, earning the Innovation Award and Best Downloadable Game category.

The only other game to win multiple categories this year was BioShock Infinite, which won the GDC Awards for Best Audio and Best Visual Art. A full list of nominees (with winners in bold) follows below.

GDC Awards

Game of the Year

Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)

Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)

The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)

Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo)

Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

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Innovation Award

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)

Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)

Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

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Best Debut

Blue Manchu (Card Hunter)

The Fullbright Company (Gone Home)

Galactic Cafe (The Stanley Parable)

Squad (Kerbal Space Program)

Undead Labs (State Of Decay)

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Best Design

Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)

The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo)

Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

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Best Handheld/Mobile Game

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)

Fire Emblem: Awakening (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)

Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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Best Visual Art

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)

DmC (Ninja Theory/Capcom)

The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)

Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch (Level 5/Namco Bandai)

Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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Best Narrative

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (Starbreeze/505 Games)

Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)

The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)

Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

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Best Audio

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)

Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Games)

Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)

Saints Row IV (Volition/Deep Silver)

Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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Best Downloadable Game

Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (Starbreeze/505 Games)

Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)

Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

Resogun (Housemarque/Sony)

The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

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Best Technology

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)

The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)

Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games/Sony)

Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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IGF Awards

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Seumas McNally Grand Prize

The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Jazzpunk (Necrophone Games)

Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)

Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)

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Excellence In Visual Art

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)

Gorogoa (Jason Roberts)

The Banner Saga (Stoic)

Perfect Stride (Arcane Kids)

Samorost3 (Amanita Design)

Drei (Etter)

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Excellence In Narrative

The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)

Paralect (Paralect Team)

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)

Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)

The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

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Excellence In Design

TowerFall Ascension (Matt Thorson)

868-HACK (Michael Brough)

Mushroom 11 (Untame)

Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

Don't Starve (Klei Entertainment)

Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

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Excellence In Audio

Samorost3 (Amanita Design)

Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)

The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)

The Yawhg (Damian Sommer & Emily Carroll)

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Nuovo Award

Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings!" (Deirdra Kiai Productions)

Luxuria Superbia (Tale of Tales)

Extrasolar (Lazy 8 Studios)

Perfect Woman (Peter Lu and Lea Schonfelder)

SoundSelf (Robin Arnott)

Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)

Save the Date (Paper Dino Software)

Corrypt (Michael Brough)

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Best Student Game

Risk of Rain (Hopoo Games - University of Washington)

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Audience Award

The Stanley Parable

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