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Her Story rules Game Developers Choice Awards

Her Story captured the most trophies at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

The interactive mystery was honored this week for best narrative, hand-held/mobile game and innovation at the 16th annual ceremony honoring interactive entertainment.

Sam Barlow’s indie game stars actress-musician Viva Seifert as a young wife being interrogated about her missing husband. Earlier in the evening, Her Story also picked up the awards for excellence in narrative and the Seumas McNally grand prize.

“I was working for like 15 years making games for publishers, and it was just frustrating because there’s so much space to be explored,” Barlow said. “There’s so much we can do with this medium. That stuff’s just incremental.”

Other game awards

The fantasy epic The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is based on Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s book series, claimed game of the year and best technology honors.

“That was a close one,” joked CD Projekt RED co-founder Marcin Iwinski while accepting the night’s top prize. “For a moment, I thought it would be Her Story again.”

Other winners included Rocket League for best design, Crypt of the NecroDancer for best audio, Life is Strange for the audience award, and Ori and the Blind Forest for best debut and visual art.

On the Web

www.gamechoiceawards.com

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