Untitled Goose Game steals itself the top prize at the D.I.C.E. Awards

Take that, games that cost tens of millions of dollars to make


The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences puts on its annual D.I.C.E. Awards show every year as part of the summit it hosts in Las Vegas. The show has recognized some of the very best games of all time, with past winners including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Half-Life 2, and GoldenEye 007. Generally, the top prize goes to big, massive games with big, massive budgets. But this year, the voters went in a different direction, bestowing the top prize to the brilliant Untitled Goose Game. 

The House House-developed asshole goose simulator walked away with three awards last night, including Game of the Year, Independent Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Character for the goose.

Of course, those big, massive games with their big, massive budgets still cleaned up. Here is the full list of winners from the 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Untitled Goose Game

Action Game of the Year


Adventure Game of the Year

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker 2

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat 11

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

Pistol Whip

Online Game of the Year

Apex Legends

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart Tour (lol)

Role-Playing Game of the Year

The Outer Worlds

Sports Game of the Year


Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Portable Game of the Year

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Death Stranding

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Blood & Truth

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Luigi's Mansion 3

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction


Outstanding Achievement in Character

The Goose - Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Baba is You

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition


Outstanding Achievement in Story

Disco Elysium

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Death Stranding

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction