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IT TAKES TWO wins Game of the Year, UNPACKING wins Outstanding Achievement for Indie Game at 25th annual D.I.C.E Awards

RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART picks up four awards at the event run by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

February 25, 2022 4:00 PM

The winners for the 25th Annual D.I.C.E Awards were announced today with adventure puzzle game by Hazelight Studios IT TAKES TWO named the Game of the Year.

The biggest winner of the night has to be Insomniac Games who walked away with four awards for RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART, including Outstanding Achievement in Animation, and Outstanding Technical Achievement.

And in excellent news for indie teams, UNPACKING by Australian developers Witch Beam took home the Outstanding Achievement for an Independant Game award. 

You can listen to an episode of Lightmap where Wren Brier and Tim Dawson from Witch Beam Games share their process of making this delightful story puzzler.

Both IT TAKES TWO and UNPACKING are available on Xbox Games Pass Ultimate.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Game of the Year
It Takes Two

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Deathloop

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
It Takes Two

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Outstanding Achievement in Character
Resident Evil Village - Lady Dimitrescu

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design
Returnal

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Outstanding Technical Achievement
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Action Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Adventure Game of the Year
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Family Game of the Year
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Fighting Game of the Year
GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 5

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Sports Game of the Year
Mario Golf: Super Rush

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Age of Empires IV

Online Game of the Year
Halo Infinite

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement
Lone Echo II

Immersive Reality Game of the Year
Lone Echo II

Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game
Unpacking

Mobile Game of the Year
Pokémon UNITE

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Unpacking

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Developer:
Witch Beam
Publisher:
Humble Games
Release Date:
November 2, 2021
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