Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo finally tops its 1999 success at the 2018 AIAS DICE Awards - Zelda wins big

The AIAS DICE Awards are an annual event, the equivalent of the Academy Awards for video games.

These are the real deal, not some Spike TV farce, or some magazine or website's opinion of like 3-10 critics. These are awarded by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) which is made up of over 33,000 members from across the video gaming industry. This is the Industry acknowledging the great work of their peers.

Not only has Nintendo cleaned up at the awards for the first time in almost 20 years, but they have finally topped their 1998 success. Nintendo won 10 of the 28 awards in 1999 with Ocarina of Time, Pokemon, Banjo Kazooie, and 1080 Snowboarding.

This year, Nintendo scored their biggest success yet in front of their peers when they snagged 11 of the 24 awards including the big 3 (all by Zelda).

Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Mobile Game of the Year

Fire Emblem Heroes

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS and Nintendo

Handheld Game of the Year

Metroid: Samus Returns

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: MercurySteam and Nintendo

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Snipperclips

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: SFB Games

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

  • Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Developer: Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris

Racing Game of the Year

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Family Game of the Year

Snipperclips

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: SFB Games

Adventure Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Super Mario Odyssey

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo
Last edited by Jumpin - on 03 March 2018

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Sweet!



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Is the AIAS related to the AMPAS in any sort of way?

Magnificent job from Nintendo all around. The bribes worked.



Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

More than deserved!



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Damn, they tore up. They deserved every award they got, Congrats Nintendo!



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Kicking ass and taking names.




who won the rest?



I'm excited of the rivalry between Mario and Zelda. It feels so good to see them so passionate again and both teams trying to beat eachothers. I'm sure they will try to beat eachother for the next game and I'm so here for it. The next Zelda has just so many possibilities.. wonder how they could top Odyssey tho.



I wonder how Nate felt. The guy looks humble as all heck.



 

Considering how much hate Nintendo got initially for not having an extensive 1st year lineup for the Switch, having 5 games all get DICE awards is quite impressive. It's also crazy to think Mario won 3 awards, all for different games.