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Journey wins Game of the Year (and more) at D.I.C.E. Awards 2013

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The 16th annual D.I.C.E. Awards have come and gone, and there were quite a few categories each with their own individual awards. Of course, thatgamecompany's Journey managed to snag a whole bunch of 'em.

In addition to beating out the competition and winning Game of the Year, Journey also won big across several other categories. These include Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, and Outstanding Achievement in Online Play.

You can check out the entire list of winners for each category below:

Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2 - Gearbox Software
  • Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale Games
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Firaxis Games

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Dishonored - Arkane Studios
  • Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
  • The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Nintendo Land - Nintendo
  • Sound Shapes - Queasy Games
  • The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Action Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2 - Gearbox Software
  • Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
  • Halo 4 - 343 Industries
  • Hitman: Absolution - IO Interactive
  • Sleeping Dogs - United Front Games

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin's Creed 3 - Ubisoft
  • Darksiders 2 - Vigil Games
  • Dishonored - Arkane Studios
  • New Super Mario Bros. U - Nintendo
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fairway Solitaire - Big Fish
  • Hero Academy - Robot Entertainment
  • Horn - Phosphor Game Studios
  • Rayman Jungle Run - Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier

Downloadable Game of the Year

  • Fez - Polytron Corporation
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Mark of the Ninja - Klei Entertainment
  • The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Gravity Rush - SCE Japan Studio
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star - Intelligent Systems
  • Resident Evil: Revelations - Capcom
  • Sound Shapes - Queasy Games
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Sony Bend Studio

Web-Based Game of the Year

  • Bingo Bash - BitRhymes Inc.
  • Burrito Bison Revenge - Juicy Beast Studio
  • CityVille 2 - Zynga
  • Sim City Social - Maxis, Playfish
  • Song Pop - FreshPlanet Inc.

Casual Games of the Year

  • Fairway Solitaire - Big Fish
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Puzzle Craft - Ars Thanea
  • Rayman Jungle Run - Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier
  • Sound Shapes - Queasy Games

Family Game of the Year

  • Dance Central 3 - Harmonix Music Systems
  • Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Milan
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes - TT Games
  • Nintendo Land - Nintendo
  • Skylanders Giants - Toys for Bob

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Persona 4 Arena - Arc System Works
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Superbot Entertainment
  • Soulcalibur 5 - Project Soul
  • Street Fighter X Tekken - Capcom
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Namco Bandai Games

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon - Playground Games
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting - United Front Games
  • Motorstorm RC - Evolution Studios
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Criterion Games
  • Trials: Evolution - Redlynx Ltd.

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Diablo 3 - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Dust: An Elysian Tale - Humble Hearts
  • Guild Wars 2 - ArenaNet
  • Mass Effect 3 - BioWare
  • Torchlight 2 - Runic Games

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA Soccer 13 - EA Canada
  • MLB 12: The Show - San Diego Studios
  • NBA 2K13 - Visual Concepts

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • FTL: Faster Than Light - Subset Games
  • Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Mojang, 4J Studios
  • Orcs Must Die! 2 - Robot Entertainment
  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - The Creative Assembly
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Firaxis Games

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Assassin's Creed 3 - Ubisoft
  • Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
  • Hitman: Absolution - IO Interactive
  • Mark of the Ninja - Klei Entertainment
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Sony Bend Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Borderlands 2 - Gearbox Software
  • Dishonored - Arkane Studios
  • Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
  • Halo 4 - 343 Industries
  • Journey - thatgamecompany

Outstanding Character Performance

  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina - Gearbox Software
  • Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro - Ubisoft
  • Halo 4: Cortana - 343 Industries
  • Mass Effect 3: Female Commander Shepard - BioWare
  • The Walking Dead: Lee Everett - Telltale Games

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Treyarch
  • Halo 4 - 343 Industries
  • Nike+ Kinect Training - Sumo Digital Ltd.

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

  • Dishonored - Arkane Studios
  • Gravity Rush - Japan Studio
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale Games
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Firaxis Games

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Borderlands 2 - Gearbox Software
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Treyarch
  • Diablo 3 - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Halo 4 - 343 Industries
  • Journey - thatgamecompany

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Diablo 3 - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Mass Effect 3 - BioWare
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Assassin's Creed 3 - Ubisoft
  • Diablo 3 - Blizzard Entertainment
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter - Danger Close Games
  • Syndicate - Starbreeze Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Dishonored - Arkane Studios
  • Journey - thatgamecompany
  • Sleeping Dogs - United Front Games
  • Spec Ops: The Line - Yager Development GmbH
  • The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - Treyarch
  • Halo 4 - 343 Industries
  • Hitman: Absolution - IO Interactive
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Criterion Games
  • Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai - The Creative Assembly

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