Breath of the Wild and Gorogoa Win Big at Game Developers Choice Awards 2018

Published: March 23, 2018 12:38 PM /



The annual Game Developers Choice Awards were held earlier this week on Wednesday, March 19 and saw The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Gorogoa taking home the most wins. The awards were hosted by Funomena's Robin Hunicke and celebrated the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games created in the last year. We've rounded up all of the winners in a list which you can view below:

Best Audio The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Debut Studio MDHR (Cuphead)

Best Design The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Mobile Game Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Innovation Award Gorogoa (Jason Roberts/Buried Signal)

Best Narrative What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow)

Best Technology Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Best Visual Art Cuphead (Studio MDHR)


Audience Award NieR: Automata (PlatinumGames)

Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Ambassador Award Rami Ismail

Lifetime Achievement Award Tim Schafer

Developer Tim Schafer took home the Lifetime Achievement Awards, after nearly 30 years in the industry. Schafer is responsible for designing classic titles such as Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Brutal Legend and Broken Age. He was also Co-Designer on Day of the Tentacle, and Assistant Designer on The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge.

Rami Ishmail received the Ambassador Award for his outspoken campaigning for more diversity in games and for being a champion of independent gaming. He is known for putting together the #1ReasonToBe diversity panel at the GDC, at significant financial expense for his company, Vlambeer.

Indie puzzle game Gorogoa took home both the Innovation Award, and the Best Mobile Game Award. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild took home the most coveted prize of Game of the Year, bringing it up to a total three.

This year's Pioneer Award was canceled after being initially offered to Atari founder Nolan Bushnell. The organizers decided to pull the award, amid controversies surrounding workplace culture at Atari in the 1970's. You can read the official statement, here.

Be sure to read our reviews of Gorogoa and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. To check out the Game Developers Choice Awards, in full, click here.

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