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The Witcher 3 and Bloodborne Shine in SXSW 2016 Gaming Awards

March 20, 2016Written by Zarmena Khan

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Winners of the SXSW 2016 Gaming Awards were announced yesterday, and among the winning titles (unsurprisingly) are CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and From Software’s Bloodborne. Other winners include Ready at Dawn’s The Order: 1886 and Pysonix’s Rocket League. Full list of nominees and winners in each category can be found below:

Game of the Year

Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / From Software

Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain – Konami / Konami Digital Entertainment

WINNER – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Undertale – Toby Fox / Toby Fox

Excellence in Gameplay

Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware

WINNER – Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain – Konami / Konami Digital Entertainment

Rocket League – Psyonix / Psyonix

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Undertale – Toby Fox / Toby Fox

Excellence in Art

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Ubisoft / Ubisoft Quebec

WINNER – Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware

Ori & the Blind Forest – Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Yoshi’s Woolly World – Nintendo / Good-Feel

Excellence in Animation

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Ubisoft / Ubisoft Quebec

Batman: Arkham Knight – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios

Ori & the Blind Forest – Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios

WINNER – Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics

The Order: 1886 – Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready at Dawn

Excellence in Technical Achievement

Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios

Just Cause 3 – Square Enix / Avalanche Studios

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain – Konami / Konami Digital Entertainment

WINNER – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Until Dawn – Sony Computer Entertainment / Supermassive Games

Excellence in Visual Achievement

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – Sony Computer Entertainment / The Chinese Room

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics

Star Wars Battlefront – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

WINNER – The Order: 1886 – Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready at Dawn

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Excellence in Narrative

Her Story – Sam Barlow / Sam Barlow

Life Is Strange – Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment

SOMA – Frictional Games / Frictional Games

Tales from the Borderlands – Telltale Games / Telltale Games

WINNER – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Excellence in Design

WINNER – Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware

Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain – Konami / Konami Digital Entertainment

Rocket League – Psyonix / Psyonix

Super Mario Maker – Nintendo / Nintendo

Excellence in SFX

Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics

WINNER – Star Wars Battlefront – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

The Order: 1886 – Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready at Dawn

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal

Excellence in Musical Score

Crypt of the NecroDancer – Klei Entertainment / Brace Yourself Games

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – Sony Computer Entertainment / The Chinese Room

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain – Konami / Konami Digital Entertainment

WINNER – Ori & the Blind Forest – Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED

Excellence in Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Activision / Treyarch

Halo 5: Guardians – Microsoft Studios / 343 Industries

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime – Asteroid Base / Asteroid Base

WINNER – Rocket League – Psyonix / Psyonix

Splatoon – Nintendo / Nintendo

Excellence in Convergence

WINNER – Batman: Arkham Knight – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition – Disney Interactive Studios / Avalanche Software

Guitar Hero Live – Activision – FreeStyle Games

Rock Band 4 – Mad Catz / Harmonix

Star Wars Battlefront – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Most Enduring Character

Geralt – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Hannah Smith – Her Story

Joker – Batman: Arkham Knight

WINNER – Lara Croft – Rise of the Tomb Raider

Ori – Ori & the Blind Forest

Most Fulfilling Crowdfunded Game

Broken Age – Double Fine Productions / Double Fine Productions

Kerbal Space Program – Squad / Squad

Kingdom Death: Monster – Kingdom Death

Pillars of Eternity – Paradox Interactive / Obsidian Entertainment

WINNER – Undertale – Toby Fox / Toby Fox

Most Promising New Intellectual Property

Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware

Life Is Strange – Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment

Ori & the Blind Forest – Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios

WINNER – Splatoon – Nintendo / Nintendo

Undertale – Toby Fox / Toby Fox

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award

Emily is Away – Kyle Seeley / Kyle Seeley

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment

Her Story – Sam Barlow / Sam Barlow

Life Is Strange – Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment

WINNER – Undertale – Toby Fox / Toby Fox

Congrats to all the winners!

[Source: SXSW]