OBP@GDC – That’s a Wrap!


It’s Friday night, and GDC 2015 has come to a close. But the night is still young! There are plenty of parties happening around the city, and the networking events will probably continue all through the weekend, even though the conference has ended.

For those who missed it, Wednesday night’s Game Developers Choice Awards was streamed live on Twitch, and you can watch the recording online. Some Off Base staffers shared their picks before the show, and overall we were pretty happy with the official results:

Game of the Year: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/WBIE)
Innovation Award: Monument Valley (Ustwo)
Best Audio: Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
Best Debut: The Banner Saga (Stoic Studio)
Best Design: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard)
Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Monument Valley (Ustwo)
Best Narrative: Kentucky Route Zero: Episode 3 (Cardboard Computer)
Best Technology: Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Best Visual Arts: Monument Valley (Ustwo)

Congratulations to all the winners, and also to all the nominees and honorable mentions! It was a really outstanding lineup this year, and we’re looking forward to what kinds of games 2015 will bring us.

If you couldn’t attend GDC 2015, or if you didn’t get to see all the sessions you wanted to, don’t forget to check the GDC Vault in a few weeks to access recordings and catch up on what you missed!