Second Annual SXSW Gaming Awards announces winners

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Here are the winners of the second-annual SXSW Gaming Awards:

Game of the Year: Awarded to the indie or mainstream game that exemplifies gaming excellence.
WINNER: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Electronic Arts/BioWare

Mobile Game of the Year: Awarded to the mobile game that exemplifies gaming excellence
WINNER: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Blizzard Entertainment

Table Top Game of the Year: Awarded to the table top game that exemplifies gaming excellence
WINNER: Star Realms – White Wizard Games

Excellence in Gameplay: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence in gameplay mechanics
WINNER: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith Productions

Excellence in Art: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence in art and design
WINNER: Child of Light – Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal

Excellence in Animation: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence in animation
WINNER: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith Productions

Excellence in Technical Achievement: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence in technical achievement
WINNER: Destiny – Activision/Bungie

Excellence in Visual Achievement: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies stunning visuals
WINNER: Far Cry 4 – Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal

Excellence in Narrative: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence in game narrative
WINNER: The Wolf Among Us – Telltale Games

Excellence in Design and Direction: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence design and direction
WINNER: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Warner Bros. Interactive/Monolith Productions

Excellence in SFX: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence game sound effects
WINNER: Alien: Isolation – SEGA/The Creative Assembly

Excellence in Musical Score: Awarded to the title that exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score, and how it is used to progress the narrative of a game
WINNER: Transistor – Supergiant Games

Excellence in Multiplayer: Awarded to the title that exemplifies excellence in multiplayer gaming
WINNER: Super Smash Bros. Wii U – Nintendo

Excellence in Convergence: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in the crossover to other entertainment mediums such as film, music, toys, animation, sports and more
WINNER: South Park: The Stick of Truth – Ubisoft/Obsidian Entertainment

Most Valuable Character: Awarded to the best game character that left an overwhelming impression
WINNER: Ellie, The Last of Us: Left Behind – Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog

Most Valuable Esports Team: Awarded to the professional team that excelled in performance and provided the most valuable impact in its competitive scene(s)
WINNER: Cloud9

Most Valuable Online Channel: Awarded to the gaming-related channel that consistently entertains and keeps us watching with its humor, stories, special effects and more
WINNER: Rooster Teeth

Most Valuable Add-On Content: Awarded to the best additional content or DLC that added even more value to a great game making the experience that much better
WINNER: The Last of Us: Left Behind – Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog

Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Game: Awarded to the most highly-anticipated crowdfunded game, through such platforms as Kickstarter, Early Access, Indiegogo, that lived up to expectations or has yet to grace our collections
WINNER: Star Citizen – Cloud Imperium Games

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: Awarded to the title that most challenges the "norm" of everyday gaming, and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character or gameplay
WINNER: This War of Mine – 11 Bit Studios

Gamer's Voice Award: Awarded to the favorite game in the Indie Corner as decided exclusively by gamers on the SXSW Gaming Expo floor
WINNER: Speedrunners – tinyBuild



Checkout the full press release from SXSW right here.

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