The Witcher 3 has yet another game of the year honor under its belt thanks to the 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards.
The CD Projekt Red open world title took home the top prize on March 19 at the annual SXSW Gaming Awards, along with wins for Excellence in Technical Achievement and Excellence in Narrative. The game most recently won Game of the Year at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco on March 16.
The unique approach of PC and mobile game Her Story earned the game the highest prize at the 18th annual Independent Games Festival Awards.
Shortly after the Independent Game Festival Awards’ nominees were announced, the Game Developers Conference has unveiled the GDC Awards nominees, with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and The Witcher 3 leading the pack.
The 18th Independent Games Festival finalists have been announced, celebrating a host of the last year’s most impressive independently developed games. Her Story, which EW named the third best game of 2015, and Mini Metro both lead the pack with four nominations, including one each for the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Several other titles nominated for the top prize, including Undertale, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, and Darkest Dungeon, each garnered three nominations.
I didn’t know what to expect jumping into Her Story, but it was certainly not for the game to instantly ensnare me with its central mystery and never let go. After starting up the game, I found myself buried deep in its story, hours passing in what felt like minutes before I came up for air.
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