ACADEMY MEMBERSHIP HONORS 19th D.I.C.E. AWARDS WINNERS
Fallout 4 Recognized as 2015 Game of the Year Winner
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts representing its 30,000+ membership base, is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards honoring the top games from 2015. The evening’s top honor - Game of the Year - was awarded to Bethesda Software’s Fallout 4, the action RPG set in post-apocalyptic Boston.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ membership also honored a variety of games, with four different games receiving three awards each: Fallout 4, Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Other top honorees include Star Wars™ Battlefront for Action Game of the Year, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain for Adventure Game of the Year, Super Mario Maker for Family Game of the Year, Mortal Kombat X for Fighting Game of the Year, Fallout 4 for RPG/MMO and Fallout Shelter for Mobile of the Year. This year’s D.I.C.E. Sprite Award, honoring a game having disproportionate resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles), was given to Rocket League.
In addition to recognizing the industry’s best games and creators from the previous year, the D.I.C.E. Awards also recognized its history with several Academy Special Awards that highlight contributions in advancing this interactive entertainment industry forward. During the ceremony, the AIAS inducted video game luminary Hideo Kojima as its 21st Hall of Fame recipient, which honors individuals who have been instrumental in the development of highly influential games. Honored posthumously was Satoru Iwata, the fifth recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award which honors recipients distinguished for their business leadership. In addition, Microsoft’s Visual Basic was recognized with the second ever Technical Impact Award, which celebrates unique innovations and technical achievements that are expanding and redefining the video game industry.
Hosted by comedian and avid gamer Pete Holmes, the ceremony took place in front of industry professionals at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas and was widely live streamed to share the experience with gamers near and far. The show was the culmination of the annual three day D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2016), drawing some of the brightest and most influential interactive entertainment industry leaders, decision makers and visionaries.