The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held its 17th annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) awards last night, and as you might expect, The Last of Us ran away with it. It won 10 of the 13 awards it was nominated for, including Game Direction, Story, Animation, Art Direction, and Game of the Year. It crowded the field so much, in fact, that only two other games received more than one award.
Those two games were BioShock Infinite and Plants vs Zombies 2. BioShock took Action Game and Original Music Composition, while PvZ won for the Mobile and Casual game categories. Grand Theft Auto 5, which had seven nominations to TLoU's 13, took home a single award for Gameplay Engineering. Check out the full list below, via the official site.
- Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: The Last of Us
- Outstanding Achievement in Animation: The Last of Us
- Outstanding Character Performance: The Last of Us (Ellie)
- Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Bioshock Infinite
- Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: The Last of Us
- Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Last of Us
- Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: Grand Theft Auto V
- Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: The Last of Us
- Action Game of the Year: Bioshock Infinite
- Adventure Game of the Year: The Last of Us
- Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Role Playing Game/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Diablo III
- Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Within
- Casual Game of the Year: Plants VS Zombies 2
- Family Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D World
- Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 5
- Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 14
- Downloadable Game of the Year: Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
- Handheld Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Mobile Game of the Year: Plants VS Zombies 2
- Online Game of the Year: World of Tanks
- Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us
- Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Last of Us
- Game of the Year: The Last of Us
Steve Watts posted a new article, The Last of Us wins 10 DICE awards, including Game of the Year.
The DICE Awards were held last night, and The Last of Us won 10 of the 13 awards it had been nominated for. BioShock Infinite and Plants vs Zombies 2 each won two.
I wish The Last of Us would be ported up to PS4, but I have a feeling that Sony's idea of a "port" here is the version playable via Playstation Now. :(
Yeah, I could see it being the headline title for the PSNow launch.