Dragon Age: Inquisition Wins GOTY at D.I.C.E. Awards 2015

Dragon Age: Inquisition Wins GOTY at D.I.C.E. Awards 2015

BioWare's hit role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition has taken home the big prize at the 18th annual DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards in Las Vegas, winning Game of the Year for 2014.

The D.I.C.E. Awards are held each year to close the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' (AIAS) annual D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, a conference focused on the business and production side of the game industry. The awards celebrate excellence in various aspects of game design, and are voted on by AIAS members who meet certain requirements.

While Dragon Age: Inquisition won the biggest award of the show, Monolith's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor also did exceptionally well, winning eight of the nine categories for which it was nominated (Game of the Year being the one category it lost.)

Here's the full list of nominees, with the winners in bold:

Game of the Year 

  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Far Cry 4
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Action Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Titanfall
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Adventure Game of the Year

  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • The Wolf Among Us

Family Game of the Year

  • Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Project Spark
  • Skylanders Trap Team

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
  • Nidhogg
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U 
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Crew

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • The Banner Saga
  • Bravely Default
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 15
  • Madden NFL 15
  • MLB 14: The Show
  • NBA 2K15

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Boom Beach
  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Endless Legend
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Bravely Default
  • Child of Light
  • Shovel Knight
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Mobile Game of the Year

  • 80 Days
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Kingdom Rush Origins
  • Monument Valley
  • Threes!

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Titanfall

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Monument Valley
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Jonathan Irons)
  • Far Cry 4 (Pagan Min)
  • inFAMOUS First Light (Abigail "Fetch" Walker)
  • inFAMOUS Second Son (Delsin Rowe)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Talion)

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Transistor

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4 U
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • This War of Mine
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Wolf Among Us

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Far Cry 4
  • inFAMOUS Second Son
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Elite: Dangerous
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Destiny
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Monument Valley
  • Project Spark

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Dungeon of the Endless
  • Far Cry 4
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Titanfall

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Lumino City
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • The Banner Saga
  • Hohokum
  • Monument Valley
  • Threes!
  • Transistor

Source: IGN



 

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Comments Comments (8)

 
Posted by Killjoy
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 4:06 PM
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Alien Isolation not even nominated for anything? OK now I know these 'awards' are a joke.
 
 
 
Posted by Syn-Ryn
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 4:35 PM
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7 February 2015, 04:06 PM Reply to Killjoy
Alien Isolation not even nominated for anything? OK now I know these 'awards' are a joke.
Did you at least have a good laugh looking through the winners and nominees? I know I did.
 
 
 
Posted by Killjoy
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 5:07 PM
1
7 February 2015, 04:35 PM Reply to Syn-Ryn
Did you at least have a good laugh looking through the winners and nominees? I know I did.
Sure did man.
XD
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 5:11 PM
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Looks like Shadow of Mordor was the big winner, a large number of awards there. Destiny on the other hand won quite a few, and Im not sure why tbh.
 
 
 
Posted by D4nzy
On Saturday 7 Feb 2015 6:01 PM
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Hmm, although Mario Kart is great game, whoever made the decisions on this clearly didn't play Forza Horizon 2..

:S
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Sunday 8 Feb 2015 5:49 PM
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I find it funny Destiny wins awards for these categories and you could be pretty sure it's based on the complete version game not the one they sold to us Xbox owners.
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Monday 9 Feb 2015 9:55 PM
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great for DA;I but not sure why mordor won so many!
 
 
 
Posted by Romulus
On Wednesday 18 Feb 2015 4:22 PM
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Well deserved for DAI!!!