Winners of the 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Announced

19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts, officially announced the winners of the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards honoring the top games from 2015.

“The 19th D.I.C.E. Awards winners truly embody the diverse set of games and platforms that have come to represent the changing face of our industry,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “This year the Academy membership responded to a variety of games covering smaller footprint to AAA blockbuster hits. Thank you to our distinguished guests and all the gamers watching to celebrate the many great games of 2015!”

The D.I.C.E. Awards also recognized its history with several Academy Special Awards that highlight contributions in advancing this interactive entertainment industry forward. During the ceremony the AIAS inducted video game luminary Hideo Kojima as its 21st Hall of Fame recipient, which honors individuals who have been instrumental in the development of highly influential games. Honored posthumously was Satoru Iwata, the fifth recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award which honors recipients distinguished for their business leadership. In addition, Microsoft’s Visual Basic was recognized with the second ever Technical Impact Award, which celebrates unique innovations and technical achievements that are expanding and redefining the video game industry.

Check out the complete list of winners as decided by an all-peer-based voting system includes:

Fallout 4

Game of the Year

Fallout 4

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Fallout 4

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED

Star Wars Battlefront

Action Game of the Year

Star Wars Battlefront

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE

phantom-pain

Adventure Game of the Year

METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain

Publisher: Konami
Developer: Kojima Productions

Super Mario Maker

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker

Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 4

Mortal Kombat X Kano

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat X

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Developer: NetherRealm Studios

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Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 6

Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Turn 10

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Fallout 4

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Rocket League

Sports Game of the Year

Rocket League

Publisher: Psyonix
Developer: Psyonix

Heroes of the Storm

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Heroes of the Storm

Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Rocket League

Publisher: Psyonix
Developer: Psyonix

HELLDIVERS

Handheld Game of the Year

HELLDIVERS

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios

Mobile Game of the Year

Fallout Shelter

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Rocket League

Publisher: Psyonix
Developer: Psyonix

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Ori and the Blind Forest

Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Moon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Ori and the Blind Forest

Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Moon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Publisher: SQUARE ENIX Inc.
Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Ori and the Blind Forest

Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Moon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Star Wars Battlefront

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE

Outstanding Achievement in Story

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED

Outstanding Technical Achievement

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
Developer: CD PROJEKT RED

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