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March 21, 2024

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Heroes stand victorious in Baldur's Gate 3
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Larian has done it again. The Belgian studio dominated proceedings at the annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCAs), with Baldur's Gate 3 taking home four awards on the night including the coveted Game of the Year statue.

The studio also nabbed the Best Narrative, Best Design, and the Audience Award for its work on the acclaimed dice-rolling RPG.

Other notable winners included Visai Games, which was honored in the Best Debut and Social Impact categories for its work on Venba.

Alan Wake 2 developer Remedy Entertainment took home the prize for Best Visual Art, while The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom grabbed the Innovation Award and Best Technology prize.

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement award was bestowed upon Japanese composer and pianist Yoko Shimomura. An icon of the video game industry, Shimomura has lent her talents to numerous franchises including Super Mario RPG, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy.

You can find a full rundown of the GDCA 2024 award winners below.

GDCA 2024 Winners

  • Best Debut: Venba (Visai Games)

  • Best Visual Art: Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games)

  • Best Audio: Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)

  • Best Narrative: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Social Impact Award:Venba (Visai Games)

  • Innovation Award: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo) 

  • Best Technology: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

  • Best Design: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios) 

  • Audience Award: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Game of the Year: Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Ambassador Award: Fawzi Mesmar

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Yoko Shimomura

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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