Journey takes 'Game of the Year' at DICE awards

Austin Wintory

Journey took a long walk through the DICE awards this evening and scooped up eight accolades along the way. We can't help but agree with the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. The 16th annual DICE awards also recognized The Walking Dead with four awards.

Valve co-founder and overlord Gabe Newell became the 17th inductee into the AIAS Hall of Fame (he also totally ignored the "no denim" rule of the awards show). Also, Infocom co-founders Dave Lebling and Marc Blank receive the 2013 AIAS Pioneer Award.

All the winners can can be found listed after the break.

  • Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2

  • Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy

  • Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario Sticker Star

  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead

  • Outstanding Character Performance: The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

  • Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

  • Casual Game of the Year: Journey

  • Web Based Game of the Year: SimCity Social

  • Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants

  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3

  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey

  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 13

  • Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed Most Wanted

  • Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4

  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin's Creed III

  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey

  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4

  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead

  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey

  • Game of the Year: Journey