In the 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards, game developers of various sizes and background scenes shared the stage to get identified by their industry competitors for jobs done well.
Hosted by Cliff Bleszinski, lead of Epic’s Gears of War, the game who won the annual ceremony is Bethesda’s epic open world RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
“We never imagined the reception the game would get, or the reception that it has had. This has been an amazing ride for us, not just for this game, but for the last 25-plus years at Bethesda.” according to Todd Howard, Skyrim director.
Best Game Design, Best Narrative, and Best Audio are all gathered by Portal 2 of Valve. In the acceptance speech by Valve writer Erik Wolpaw, he said “During most of the development of Portal 2, I thought I was going to die,”
“So just not being dead was the only award that I thought I was going to get.” he also added.
Small studio Supergiant Games also gathered multiple awards, namely Best Downloadable Game and Best Debut for a new studio for Bastion.
Lawyers Paul M. Smith and Ken Doroshow got the Ambassador Award. They are the lawyers who headed the triumphant battle to have the Supreme Court acknowledge video gaming as being a form of freedom of expression.
“This group represents the game development community, and it was a real honor to represent you in the Supreme Court.” – from the speech made by Paul M. Smith infront of the game developer audience. He chuckled that a few games’ content was “hard to explain to Supreme Court judges.”
“Going before the Supreme Court with Paul is like going to the Super Bowl with Eli Manning.” Ken Doroshow also added.