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Control and Untitled Goose Game win big at the DICE Awards 2020

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While The Game Awards may get all the mainstream attention these days, the video game industry still gathers together every year for the DICE Awards. At the 23rd annual DICE Awards, the big winners were Control, Untitled Goose Game, and Sayonara Wild Hearts. We’ve included a list of all the winners below.

DICE, not to be confused with the studio EA DICE (Battlefield 5), is an acronym that stands for Design, Innovate, Communicate, and Entertain. The DICE Awards are the centerpiece of the annual three-day DICE summit, hosted in Las Vegas by the nonprofit Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS). This year’s awards show, which took place Thursday night, was hosted by Greg Miller and Jessica Chobot. Unlike The Game Awards, whose nominees and winners are selected by video game journalists and critics, the DICE Awards are chosen by developers and other members of the game industry.

In addition to the usual categories, AIAS also inducted Connie Booth, vice president of product development at Sony Interactive Entertainment, into the AIAS Hall of Fame.

“Booth has been integral in helping produce numerous critically and commercially acclaimed SIE games over the past 25 years,” AIAS said in a news release, “including Syphon Filter; SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs; Jak and Daxter; Sly Cooper; Ratchet & Clank; Infamous; Resistance Fall of Man; Uncharted; The Last of Us; Days Gone; and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Booth also has been dedicated to incubating younger talent to create wonderful experiences for PlayStation fans.”
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The full list of winners is below.

Game of the Year

Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

Untitled Goose Game

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

Death Stranding

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

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

Blood & Truth

Online Game of the Year

Apex Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction


Outstanding Achievement in Character

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

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart Tour

Role-Playing Game of the Year

The Outer Worlds

Sports Game of the Year


Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction


Portable Game of the Year

Sayonara Wild Hearts