Untitled Goose Game HONKs its way to GOTY at the 2020 DICE Awardsby Carrie Talbot
The 2020 DICE Awards are out, and one very naughty little fowl has won the biggest accolade of all. That’s right, House House’s 2019 puzzle-stealth delight Untitled Goose Game has scooped up game of the year at this year’s awards.
This is surely an exciting win for the indie Australian dev given the four other big names Untitled Goose Game was fending off in the category: Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, ZA/UM’s RPG Disco Elysium (which we gave a nine out of ten in our Disco Elysium review), The Outer Wilds, and Control (which we deemed last year’s best technical achievement in the PCGamesN Awards 2019).
That’s not all the only award Goose Game picked up at the DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Awards, either. It also won the outstanding achievement for an independent game and outstanding achievement in character categories, too. That means a sociopathic little gander beat Death Stranding’s intrepid protagonist Sam Porter Bridges and Control’s para-naturally powered hero Jesse Faden in character development. HONK!
However, Control and Death Stranding did pick up some sweet awards of their own, with the former winning action game of the year, outstanding achievement in game direction, outstanding achievement in art direction, and outstanding achievement in original music composition.
Hideo Kojima’s action game scored the outstanding technical achievement and outstanding achievement in audio design titles.
Other winners of the night include The Outer Worlds (RPG of the year), Fifa 20 (Sports Game of the Year), and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Adventure Game of the Year).
If you’re keen to see what’s in store for the year ahead, check out the upcoming PC games of 2020, as well as the best stealth games around if you’d like to put your sneaky key-stealing skills to the test.