GDC and IGF Awards
The Game Developer Choice Awards have been announced, with Lord British (Richard Garriott) picking up his lifetime achievement award and Double Fine Productions winning Best New Studio and its game Psychonauts getting the best writing award. Shadow of the Colossus picked up a total of five awards, including Game Design, Character Design and the Best Game award.
In more awards news, the 7th Annual Independent Games Festival awards were announced, with Introversion’s Darwinia winning the grand prize of $20,000 for Best Independent Game. The game picked up three prizes, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. Other winners include Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space, as well as modifications for games including Dystopia for Half-Life 2, the Last Man Standing Co-op for DOOM 3 and Path of Vengeance for Unreal Tournament 2004, among others.