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It Takes Two Snags GOTY at D.I.C.E. Awards 2022

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The winners for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards have been announced, where cooperative platformer It Takes Two was named Game of the Year. The awards show hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was held live at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas and crowned winners in more than 20 categories.

We are thrilled to celebrate a special 25th edition of the D.I.C.E. Awards by honoring our past legacy as well as bringing together interactive entertainment industry members to celebrate creators who continue to amaze us all with their talent, passion, and perseverance. On behalf of the Academy, congratulations to all of the incredible 2021 nominees and winners chosen by their peers.

– Meggan Scavio, AIAS President

In addition to games, the AIAS honored multiple industry leaders. Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios) was inducted into the 2022 Hall of Fame, and Microsoft’s Phil Spencer was given a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Several games were honored with multiple awards, including:

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart led the pack with four wins for Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Technical Achievement, and Family Game of the Year.
  • It Takes Two had two awards, winning for Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Game Design.
  • Other top honorees were:
    • Deathloop for Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.
    • Halo Infinite for Action Game of the Year and Online Game of the Year.
    • Lone Echo II for Immersive Reality Game of the Year and Immersive Reality Technical Achievement.
    • Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy for Adventure Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Story.
    • Returnal for Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design and Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition.
    • Unpacking for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game.

The ceremony this year marks the first time that industry professionals were able to attend in person since the start of the pandemic. Below is the full list of winners:

Game of the Year
It Takes Two

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Deathloop

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
It Takes Two

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Resident Evil Village – Lady Dimitrescu

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Story
MARVEL’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Action Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Adventure Game of the Year
MARVEL’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Family Game of the Year
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Fighting Game of the Year
GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 5

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Sports Game of the Year
Mario Golf: Super Rush

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Age of Empires IV

Online Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Lone Echo II

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Lone Echo II

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Unpacking

Mobile Game of the Year
Pokémon UNITE

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