March 19, 2018
The fifth annual South by Southwest Gaming Awards took place recently and once again Breath of the Wild took home the top award for Video Game of the Year. This should not be surprising for Nintendo and Breath of the Wild, as they have already won this award numerous times from other gaming awards, but it is always nice to get another one. With over 500,000 votes for this year, no one game dominated the event, but Breath of the Wild did take home 2 other awards, Excellence in Design and Excellence in Gameplay.
You can check out the livestream of the event on demand here (via Twitch).
You can see the full list of winners below.
Excellence in Visual Achievement: Horizon: Zero Dawn
Excellence in Technical Achievement: NieR: Automata
Excellence in SFX: Super Mario Odyssey
Excellence in Narrative: What Remains of Edith Finch
Excellence in Multiplayer: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Excellence in Musical Score: NieR: Automata
Excellence in Gameplay: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Excellence in Design: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Excellence in Convergence: Star Wars Battlefront II
Excellence in Animation: Cuphead
Excellence in Art: Cuphead
Most Promising New Intellectual Property: Horizon: Zero Dawn
Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game: Night in the Woods
Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: Doki Doki Literature Club!
Trending Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Esports Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
VR Game of the Year: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Tabletop Game of the Year: Gloomhaven
Mobile Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Heroes
Video Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild