Pokémon GO wins mobile game of the year at the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards

SXSW Gaming Conference and Festival has announced the winners for the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards, sponsored by IGN and Imaginary Forces. The winners in 23 different categories were revealed during the fourth annual Gaming Awards ceremony, which was hosted by WWE Superstar Xavier Woods and popular gaming broadcaster OMGitsfirefoxx. Award winner highlights include Mobile Game of the Year winner Pokémon GO, Game of the Year winner Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and eSports Game of the Year winner Overwatch. All of the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards Winners in each category are as follows:

Mobile Game of the Year
Pokémon GO – Niantic

Excellence in SFX
Battlefield 1 – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Excellence in Musical Score
DOOM – Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Excellence in Technical Achievement
Battlefield 1 – Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Excellence in Visual Achievement
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Animation
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Art
Firewatch – Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

Excellence in Convergence
Batman: The Telltale Series – Telltale Games

Excellence in Multiplayer
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Most Memorable Character
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Nathan Drake

Most Promising New Intellectual Property
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game
Starbound – Chucklefish Games

Excellence in Gameplay
DOOM – Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Excellence in Design
Dishonored 2 – Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

Excellence in Narrative
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award
That Dragon, Cancer – Numinous Games

Gamer’s Voice Multiplayer
Arena Gods – Supertype

Gamer’s Voice Single Player
Owlboy – D-pad Studio

Fan Creation of the Year
Brutal Doom 64 – Sergeant_Mark_IV

Trending Game of the Year
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Esports Game of the Year
Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

Tabletop Game of the Year
Arkham Horror: The Card Game – Fantasy Flight Games

Video Game of the Year
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

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