GDC:ゲーム・オブ・ザ・イヤーは『ウィッチャー3』、『MGSV』や『Fallout 4』下す

GDC:ゲーム・オブ・ザ・イヤーは『ウィッチャー3』、『MGSV』や『Fallout 4』下す

ゲーム開発者たちの祭典、GDC(ゲームデベロッパーズ カンファレンス)2016にて、数あるタイトルの中からゲーム開発者自身が優れたタイトルを選出する「16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards」が開催された。

最優秀賞となるGame of the Yearに輝いたのは、国内外の一般ゲーマーからの評価も高かった『The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt(ウィッチャー3 ワイルドハント)』で、『MGSV:TPP』や『Fallout 4』といった強豪を下しての勝利となった。

16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards

  • Best Debut: Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest)
  • Best Audio: Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)
  • Innovation Award: Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Best Technology: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)
  • Best Visual Art: Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)
  • Best Narrative: Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Best Design: Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Audience Award: Life is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment)
  • Game of the Year: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)
  • Pioneer Award: Markus “Notch” Persson
  • Ambassador Award: Tracy Fullerton
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Todd Howard

GOTY以外で目立つのは、革新的な推理アドヴェンチャー『Her Story』(iTunes / Steam / 解説記事)や、5回も壇上に登った2DドットRPG『Undertale』(Steam)などで、これらもユーザーから非常に高い評価を得ている。

日本勢のゲームも任天堂などがノミネートを果たしたものの、残念ながら受賞には至っていない。すべてのノミネート作品と受賞作品は下記のとおり。

Game of the Year

  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • 【受賞】The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Innovation Award

  • 【受賞】Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo)
  • UNDERTALE (Toby Fox)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)
  • The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Best Debut

  • Studio Wildcard (ARK: Survival Evolved)
  • Toby Fox(UNDERTALE)
  • 【受賞】Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest)
  • Moppin (Downwell)
  • Steel Crate Games (Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes)

Best Design

  • 【受賞】Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/ Bethesda Softworks)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Lara Croft: GO (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix)
  • Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
  • 【受賞】Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • AlphaBear (Spry Fox)

Best Visual Art

  • 【受賞】Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Bloodborne (FromSoftware / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Best Narrative

  • 【受賞】Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)
  • UNDERTALE (Toby Fox)
  • The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Best Audio

  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • 【受賞】Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Best Technology

  • Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
  • 【受賞】The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
  • Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios / Square Enix)

Audience Award

  • 【受賞】Life Is Strange

2016 Independent Games Festival

Seumas McNally Grand Prize

  • Darkest Dungeon
  • 【受賞】Her Story
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Mini Metro
  • SUPERHOT
  • UNDERTALE

Excellence in Visual Art

  • Armello
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • GNOG
  • Mini Metro
  • 【受賞】OXENFREE
  • PANORAMICAL

Excellence in Design

  • Her Story
  • Infinifactory
  • 【受賞】Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Kingdom
  • Mini Metro
  • SUPERHOT

Excellence in Audio

  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Lumini
  • 【受賞】Mini Metro
  • PANORAMICAL
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • UNDERTALE

Excellence in Narrative

  • Black Closet
  • 【受賞】Her Story
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • The Beginner’s Guide
  • The Magic Circle
  • UNDERTALE

Nuovo Award

  • 【受賞】Cibele
  • Fantastic Contraption
  • Her Story
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • orchids to dusk
  • PANORAMICAL
  • Progress
  • The Beginner’s Guide

Best Student Game

  • Ape Out
  • 【受賞】Beglitched
  • Chambara
  • Circa Infinity
  • orchids to dusk
  • Pitfall Planet

Audience Award

  • 【受賞】UNDERTALE

Source: GDC