2021 Gaming Awards Winners Across 12 Categories Announced – sxsw.com3 min read

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The winners were announced throughout the virtual SXSW Gaming Awards reveal produced in partnership with IGN and provided by Discord. The event likewise highlighted unique sections of the imaginative process behind the video games, the skill that influenced and advanced the culture of video gaming in 2020, and sneak peeks of exciting upcoming jobs.

Revealing the winners for the eighth annual SXSW Video gaming Awards, recognizing the most prominent and innovative titles, groups, and individuals in the industry throughout 12 different categories.

This years SXSW Gaming Awards consisted of 43 nominees across 12 different categories, with winners figured out by a weighted total in between personnel and board of advisers input as well as public ballot.

2021 SXSW Gaming Awards Category Winners

Video Game of the Year

Awarded to the video game that exemplifies total quality and creates a distinct gaming experience throughout all platforms and genres.

Winner: Hades– Supergiant Games

Indie Game of the Year

Granted to the indie game that exhibits overall quality and develops an unique gaming experience across all categories and platforms.

Winner: Deep Rock Galactic– Ghost Ship Games/ Coffee Stain Publishing

Tabletop Game of the Year

Awarded to the video game that exemplifies overall quality and resourcefulness of any tabletop game in any category.

Winner: The Search for Planet X– Renegade Game Studios/ Foxtrot Games

VR Game of the Year

Awarded to the VR game that exhibits total excellence in gameplay and design throughout any VR platform.

Winner: Half-Life: Alyx– Valve

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award

Awarded to the game that finest obstacles the “standard” of daily gaming and provides a culturally innovative view of a game world, gameplay, or character.

Winner: Dreams– Media Molecule/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

Quality in Animation, Art, & & Visual Achievement

Granted to the game with the most properly designed and sensational visuals, consisting of animation effects and graphics.

Winner: Ghost of Tsushima– Sucker Punch Productions/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

Quality in Game Design

Awarded to the game with the very best total style idea, gameplay mechanics, and finest execution.

Winner: Hades– Supergiant Games

Excellence in Score

Granted to the video game that best exhibits creative excellence in musical score and how it advances the narrative of the video game.

Winner: Ori and the Will of the Wisps– Moon Studios/ Xbox Game Studios

Quality in Multiplayer

Awarded to the video game with the very best player-to-player interaction experience.

Winner: Deep Rock Galactic– Ghost Ship Games/ Coffee Stain Publishing

Quality in Narrative

Granted to the game with the very best story and discussion.

Winner: The Last of United States Part II– Naughty Dog/ Sony Interactive Entertainment

Quality in Audio Design

Awarded to the video game with the most impressive and impactful sound impacts.

Winner: DOOM Eternal– id Software/ Bethesda Softworks

Excellence in Technical Achievement

Granted to the video game that pushed the abilities of technology and programs furthest or most efficiently.

Winner: Microsoft Flight Simulator– Asobo Studio/ Xbox Game Studios

Congrats to all 2021 SXSW Gaming Awards recipients!

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Gaming Awards Ceremony at SXSW 2019– Photo by Shannon Johnston.

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