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The Last of Us sweeps the board at the Game Developers Choice Awards

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has won the prestigious Game of the Year award at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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Game Developers Choice Awards

Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us has won the prestigious Game of the Year award at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The PS3 title also picked up awards for Best Design and Best Narrative, winning three of of its five nominated categories.

Elsewhere, Lucas Pope capped an amazing night with Papers, Please winning the Innovation and Downloadable Game Awards to go along with his three IGF Awards.

The award for Best Mobile/Handheld game was won by The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

The list of winners and nominees for this year’s Game Developer Choice Awards were:

Game of the Year

Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo)
Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

Innovation Award

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)
The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Best Debut

Blue Manchu (Card Hunter)
The Fullbright Company (Gone Home)
Galactic Cafe (The Stanley Parable)
Squad (Kerbal Space Program)
Undead Labs (State Of Decay)

Best Design

Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo)
Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

Best Visual Art

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)
DmC (Ninja Theory/Capcom)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Level 5/Namco Bandai)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

Best Narrative

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze/505 Games)
Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Best Audio

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Games)
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
Saints Row IV (Volition/Deep Silver)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

Best Downloadable Game

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze/505 Games)
Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
Resogun (Housemarque/Sony)
The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)

Best Technology

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games/Sony)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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