Brilliant Naughty Dog dominates GDC awards

Brilliant Naughty Dog dominates GDC awards

By Rob Crossley

March 12th 2010 at 10:38AM

Uncharted 2 studio picks up five Game Developers Choice Awards

The 10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards last night celebrated the critical accomplishments of Californian studio Naughty Dog.

The prodigious talent at Naughty Dog has already been awarded with a string of awards in recent months – including ten AIAS prizes – but last night the outfit was jubilant again in picking up five Game Developers Choice Awards.

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2 won Game of the Year, Best Writing, Best Technology, Best Visual Arts and Best audio.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros-owned Londoners Rocksteady picked up best game design for Batman: Arkham Asylum – a 2009 game that has also won numerous awards.

Meanwhile, 5th Cell continued to weigh down the trophy cabinet with two awards - best handheld game and, unsurprisingly, an award for innovation.

Zynga took the award for best new social online game, while Runic Games won best debut game for Torchlight.

Full list of winners can be found below:

Game of the Year:
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Game Design:
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios)

Best Writing:
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Debut Game:
Torchlight (Runic Games)

Best Technology:
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best Handheld Game:
Scribblenauts (5th Cell)

Best Visual Arts:
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Innovation Award:
Scribblenauts (5th Cell)

Best Audio:
Uncharted 2 (Naughty Dog)

Best New Social/Online Game:
Farmville (Zynga)

Best Downloadable Game:
Flower (thatgamecompany)

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Carmack

Pioneer Award
Gabe Newell