Journey cleans up at DICE awards

Last updated 14:23 11/02/2013
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DON'T STOP: Independent video game Journey has been cleaning up this awards season.

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Journey has dominated the 2013 Design Innovate Communicate Entertain (DICE) awards, winning Game of the Year along with seven other awards.

Thatgamecompany's meditative game won Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Casual Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, and Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design.

Of the categories it was nominated for, it only missed out on Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering (which went to XCOM: Enemy Unknown), and Outstanding Achievement in Story (which went to The Walking Dead).

The wins will have been sweet for thatgamecompany boss Jenova Chen, who in her DICE address mentioned that development of the game had bankrupted her studio.

Journey took more than the three years Sony funded her studio to create, and Chen was unable to pay its employees as they finished up work on the game.

It has since gone on to become the best selling PlayStation Network release of all time.

Elsewhere, that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale won Fighting Game of the Year will have been some consolation for Superbot after the studio was dropped by Sony earlier this month.

All nominees were put forward by the DICE academy's peer panels, and all academy members were eligible to vote for the winners.

Full results:

Game of the Year
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Borderlands 2
Far Cry 3
The Walking Dead
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
The Unfinished Swan
The Walking Dead

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Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Nintendo Land
Sound Shapes
The Unfinished Swan
The Walking Dead

Downloadable Game of the Year
Winner:
The Walking Dead
Nominees:
Fez
Journey
Mark of the Ninja
The Unfinished Swan

Handheld Game of the Year
Winner:
Paper Mario Sticker Star
Nominees:
Gravity Rush
Resident Evil Revelations
Sound Shapes
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Mobile Game of the Year
Winner:
Hero Academy
Nominees:
Fairway Solitaire
Horn
Rayman: Jungle Run

Web Based Game of the Year
Winner:
Sim City Social
Nominees:
Bingo Bash
Burrito Bison Revenge
CityVille 2
Song Pop

Action Game of the Year
Winner:
Borderlands 2
Nominees:
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
Hitman: Absolution
Sleeping Dogs

Adventure Game of the Year
Winner:
The Walking Dead
Nominees:
Assassin's Creed III
Darksiders II
Dishonored
New Super Mario Bros. Wii U

Casual Game of the Year
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Fairway Solitaire
Puzzle Craft
Rayman Jungle Run
Sound Shapes

Family Game of the Year
Winner:
Skylanders Giants
Nominees:
Dance Central 3
Just Dance 4
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Nintendo Land

Fighting Game of the Year
Winner:
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Nominees:
Persona 4
Soulcalibur V
Street Fighter X Tekken
Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Racing Game of the Year
Winner:
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Nominees:
Forza Horizon
LittleBigPlanet Karting
MotorStorm RC
Trials: Evolution

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Winner:
Mass Effect 3
Nominees:
Diablo III
Dust: An Elysian Tale
Guild Wars 2
Torchlight 2

Sports Game of the Year
Winner:
FIFA Soccer 13
Nominees:
MLB The Show 2012
NBA 2K13

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Winner:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Nominees:
FTL
Minecraft 360
Orcs Must Die 2
Total War: SHOGUN 2- Fall of the Samurai

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Winner:
Assassin's Creed III
Nominees:
Far Cry 3
Hitman: Absolution
Mark of the Ninja
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Borderlands 2
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Halo 4

Outstanding Character Performance
Winner:
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett
Nominees:
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina
Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro
Halo 4: Cortana
Mass Effect 3: Female Commander Shepard

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
Winner:
Halo 4
Nominees:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Nike+ Kinect Training

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
Winner:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Nominees:
Dishonored
Gravity Rush
Journey
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Borderlands 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Diablo III
Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Diablo III
Far Cry 3
Mass Effect 3
World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Winner:
Journey
Nominees:
Assassin's Creed III
Diablo III
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
Syndicate

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Winner:
The Walking Dead
Nominees:
Dishonored
Journey
Sleeping Dogs
Spec Ops: The Line

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Winner:
Halo 4
Nominees:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Hitman: Absolution
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Total War: SHOGUN 2- Fall of the Samurai

-Gameplanet

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