Untitled Goose Game snatches Game of the Year at DICE Awards 2020

Yolanda Curtis
February 16, 2020

It is notable that an indie game with an indie budget, rather than a sprawling triple-A adventure made by a massive studio, won Game of the Year this time around. The game continued to draw accolades and came away from the Awards show with a number of prizes, including the hallowed D.I.C.E. Untitled Goose Game has become the second indie title to have ever scored the accolade in the D.I.C.E. Awards' decades long history. Industry leaders select the winners of the awards. Apex is one of the most popular games with about 70 million players worldwide and has blossomed into a highly competitive esport. That's right, House House's 2019 puzzle-stealth delight Untitled Goose Game has scooped up game of the year at this year's awards. Luigi's Mansion 3 won the Outstanding Achievement in Animation award.

There, "Untitled Goose Game" is once more in the running for Game of the Year, alongside "Death Stranding", "Control", fellow DICE finalist "Outer Wilds", and medieval Japanese action game "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice". It was second only behind Remedy's Control, which came away with four awards (Game Direction, Action Game of the Year, Original Music Composition, and Art Direction).

Its titular (or untitular?) Goose also won the award for Outstanding Achievement in Character, beating Cliff Unger and Sam Porter Bridges from Death Stranding, Jesse Faden from Control, and Greeze from Jedi: Fallen Order.

Untitled Goose Game did its legwork around other categories too. The acronym in the video game awards' title stands for "Design Innovate Communicate Entertain".

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