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SXSW Gaming Awards 2021: here are all the winners

As every year, the famous SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 were held, the convention related to the video game scene based in Austin (Texas) and in charge of naming i best among the titles presented (in this case those relating to 2021).

Surely it must not have been easy to choose between the myriad games that compete in the different categories (and what games would I dare say!) And between one nomination and another it was the indie Hades that took the title of Game of the year, leaving a bad taste in the mouth a The last of us, also in contention as Game of the Year and already winner of numerous awards.

But no more talk, and here are all categories and related winners!

SXSW Gaming Awards 2021: the list of winners

the sections in the race as always there were many, but they were few titles so appreciated that they can overcome all the others. Regarding the section of the Game of the year the competing titles were:

  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Hades (Super Giants Games)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)

As mentioned above, it was fine hell, The title of Supergiant games to bring home the crown (with many difficulties!)

The second category of the SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 was the Indie Game of the Year, whose disputed titles were:

  • Rain Hazard 2 (Hopoo Games / Gearbox Publishing)
  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Deep Rock Galactic (Ghost Ship Games / Coffee Stain Publishing)
  • Ikenfell (Happy Ray Games / Humble Games)
  • Monster Sanctuary (Moi Rai Games / Team17)
  • Bugsnax (young horses)
  • Crown Trick (NExT Studios / Team17)
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Games / Super.com)
  • The Last Campfire (Hello Games)
  • Huntdown (Easy Trigger Games / Coffee Stain Publishing)
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Winning the title was Galactic Deep Rock, the indie of Ghost ship games.

The third category It was then that of Board Game of the Year, and to participate were:

  • The Search for Planet X (Renegade Game Studios / Foxtrot Games) Fort (Leder Games)
  • Oceans (North Star Games)
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (KOSMOS)
  • Calico (Flatout Games)

To bring home this victory was The search for planet X, done for Android gives Foxrot Games.

The fourth category was that of Virtual Reality Game of the Year, whose disputed titles were:

  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Half Life: Alyx (Valve)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Skydance Interactive)
  • Down the rabbit hole (Cortopia Studios / Beyond Frames Entertainment)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)

The winner this time was Half Life: Alyx, it first person shooter Made by Valve Corporation exclusively for virtual reality.

The fifth category was that ofNarrative excellence, whose participants were:

  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Hades (Super Giants Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)

There was little to do for Hades, this time defeated by the epic The Last of Us Part II, definitely noteworthy.

The sixth category was that ofExcellence in game design, and the titles in dispute were:

  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Toys for Bob / Activision)
  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games / THQ Nordic)
  • Hades (Super Giants Games)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
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This time it was also hell to take home the title, proving to be one of the best games released in 2021.

The seventh category was that of Matthew Crump Award for Cultural Innovation, and the candidate games were:

  • Tell me why (DONTNOD Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Dreams (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • If you find … (Dreamfeel / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Astro Game Room (ASOBI Team! / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The winner was Dreams, the title of Media Molecule in which “you can create your dreams.”

L ‘eighth category was that ofExcellence in Music and the games in competition were:

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (SQUARE ENIX)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (Project CD Network / Project CD)
  • Mana Trials (Xeen / SQUARE ENIX)

Too bad for the other nominees in this category from the 2021 SXSW Gaming Awards, but it was Ori and the will of the Wisps winning the coveted award, Moon Studios’ Metroidvania-style title released for Xbox and PC.

The ninth category of the SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 was theMultiplayer Excellence and the candidates were:

  • Deep Rock Galactic (Ghost Ship Games / Coffee Stain Publishing)
  • VALUING (Riot Games)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Rain Hazard 2 (Hopoo Games, Gearbox Publishing)
  • Huntdown (Easy Trigger Games / Coffee Stain Publishing)

This time the congratulations went to Galactic Deep Rock, l’FPS released for Xbox One me Microsoft Windows by Coffee Stain and manufactured by Ghost Ship Games.

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The tenth category was that ofExcellence in animation and art and the games competing for the award were:

  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (SQUARE ENIX)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)

Has been Tsushima ghost to take home the crown, the well-known title issued in July 2020 by Sony and Sucker Punch Productions.

L ‘eleventh category of the SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 was theExcellence in audio design and the candidates were:

  • DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Alternate Visions / Activision)
  • Bugsnax (young horses)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Observer: System Redux (Bloober Team)

Clap this time a Eternal DOOM, The FPS sequel to DOOM released on March 2020.

The twelfth and last category was that ofTechnical excellence and the games presented for the title were:

  • Astro Game Room (ASOBI Team! / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Dreams (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The winner was Microsoft Flight Simulator, the PC simulator published by Microsoft.

Practically, truly fierce competition, which saw several interesting titles compete for the award. Several winners were predictable, while others could catch some players off guard.