Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year at 2018 GDC Awards

Nintendo’s open-world role-playing game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at last night’s 18th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony during the 2018 Game Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The game’s sound and open-ended gameplay also earned The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild the awards for Best Audio and Best Design.

Developer Jason Roberts’ puzzle game, Gorogoa, earned two awards, for Best Mobile Game and the Innovation Award. Developer Studio MDHR also earned two awards, Best Debut and Best Visual Art, for its work on the retro shooter Cuphead.

The full slate of winners at the 2018 GDCAs also includes Best Narrative award winner, What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow; Horizon Zero Dawn by Guerilla Games, which earned the award for Best Technology; and the VR shooter, Superhot VR by the Superhot Team, which won the award for Best VR/AR Game. In addition, the Audience Award, chosen among the entire selection of GDCA finalists via a public online voting process, was presented to developer PlatinumGames for NieR:Automata, the open-world RPG.

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