With gameplay simple and witty, who would have thought a game Untitled Goose Game won the highest award of the event DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, and Entertain) Awards 2021, Game of the Year!
Reported from Polygon, DICE Awards is an annual award event organized by the organization Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) since 1998 as the highlight of the annual agenda DICE Summit in Las Vegas, USA. While AIAS itself is an organization that houses more than 30,000 people from the game industry.
Call of Duty, God of War, The Legend of Zelda, and Overwatch are a handful of game titles that have won the prestigious game award event. Until victory Untitled Goose Game which comes from an independent game developer (indie) is a very surprising thing.
Untitled Goose Game beat Death Stranding, Control, Disco Elysium, and Outer Wilds also included in the nomination.
House House: “This is very strange.”
House House as a game developer Untitled Goose Game feel both happy and surprised that the 2nd game made by them has won this prestigious event. The official House House Twitter account uploaded a screenshot photo (screenshots) from the Wikipedia page about category winners Game of the Year from the DICE Awards from year to year as their reaction.
this is extremely weird pic.twitter.com/Tu8pmMnZyg
— House House (@house_house_) February 14, 2020
As a small game development team from Melbourne, Australia consisting of 4 members, they admitted that it was difficult to make a video recording for the award acceptance speech because they still couldn’t imagine their game winning the event while looking at the list of other nominees. Because when the announcement of the event was held in Las Vegas, none of them attended.
This is such an incredible, surreal honour. We regrettably couldn’t make it to DICE in person, and we had a hard time recording an acceptance video because (looking at the other nominees) it was impossible to imagine actually winning. We’re blown away.https://t.co/AZC7DlF6Mx
— House House (@house_house_) February 14, 2021
Received Two Other Awards
Untitled Goose Game also won the best award for an independent developer production game (Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game) and the best character (Outstanding Achievement in Character) in this event, bringing the total to three.
Previously at the event The Game Awards 2021 then, United Goose Game was nominated in the category of the best independent developer production game (Independent Games).
Death Stranding and Nintendo Shine With It
On another story the game premiere of production Kojima Productions, Death Stranding won two awards; best audio design category (Outstanding Achievements in Audio Design) and the best in-game technical category (Outstanding Technical Achievements).
Meanwhile some production games Nintendo also on the list of award winners at this event; Fire Emblem Three Houses (Strategy/Simulation Game of The Year), Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Outstanding Achievements in Animation), Super Mario Maker 2 (Family Game of The Year), and Mario Kart Tour (Racing Game of The Year).
Disco Elysium won the best in-game storyline category (Outstanding Achievement in Story). Followed by Apex Legends as the winner of the best online game category (Online Game of the Year). As for some examples of other game titles that won other categories that have not been mentioned, among others FIFA 2021, Control, Baba Is You, and Sayonara Wild Hearts.
About Untitled Goose Game
Mixed genre game between simulation, action, puzzle, and stealth it was released in September 2021 for platform Nintendo Switch. The extraordinary success achieved has made this game finally penetrated into the platform PlayStation 4 since January 8, 2021 and Steam which is scheduled for release in late 2021.
Briefly, in this game the player acts as a soang (goose) which causes a lot of trouble to the residents of a village. There is a list of activities (To Do List) that must be done further adds to the excitement and noise of the game.
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