SXSW Gaming Awards 2016 Winners Revealed; The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Takes GOTY

on March 21, 2016 10:33 AM

During its weeklong celebration of all things entertainment from movies, to television, and more, the annual SXSW Festival also takes time to honor the biggest achievements in gaming for the year, with this year’s SXSW Gaming Awards 2016 winners announced.

The SXSW Gaming Awards 2016 winners were revealed during the end of the expo this past weekend, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt taking the top prize for “Video Game of the Year,” while other major awards given throughout the night included Her Story winning “Mobile Game of the Year,” and more.

The full list of winners from the SXSW Gaming Awards 2016 can be viewed below:

  • Video Game of the Year: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Her Story
  • Table Top Game of the Year: Pandemic Legacy
  • Excellence in Gameplay: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Excellence in Art: Bloodborne
  • Excellence in Animation: Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Excellence in Technical Achievement: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Excellence in Visual Achievement: The Order: 1886
  • Excellence in Narrative: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Excellence in Design: Bloodborne
  • Excellence in SFX: Star Wars Battlefront
  • Excellence in Musical Score: Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Excellence in Multiplayer: Rocket League
  • Excellence in Convergence: Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Most Enduring Character: Lara Croft, Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Most Valuable Esports Team: Evil Geniuses
  • Most Entertaining Online Personality: Greg Miller
  • Most Promising New Intellectual Property: Splatoon
  • Most Fulfilling Crowdfunded Game: Undertale
  • Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: Undertale
  • Gamer’s Voice Award in Singleplayer: Superhot
  • Gamer’s Voice Award in Multiplayer: Gang Beasts
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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.