The Last of Us wins GDC game of the year award

The PS3-exclusive The Last of Us took top honors at the 2014 Game Developers Choice Awards.

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GDC may still have another two days, but as usual, Wednesday ends with the Game Developers Conference awards show. Chosen by the Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Board, here are the winners and nominees. And in case you missed them, the show also handed out awards to the best indie games of 2013. Papers, Please took top honors, but you can read that full list here.

Game of the Year

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

Innovation Award

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

Best Audio

  • Winner:
    • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)
  • Nominees:
  • 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 Debut

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

Best Design

  • Winner:
    • The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
  • Nominees:
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
  • 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 Downloadable Game

  • Winner:
    • Papers, Please
  • Nominees:
  • 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 Handheld/Mobile Game

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

Best Narrative

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

Best Technology

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

Best Visual Art

  • Winner:
    • BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)
  • Nominees:
  • DmC: Devil May Cry (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)

And a few other awards:

  • Audience Award Winner: Kerbal Space Program
  • Lifetime Achievement Winner: former chairman and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Ken Kutaragi
  • Pioneer Award Winners: League of Legends creators Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill
  • Ambassador Award Winner: Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian
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