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I figured it would be fun to have this to look at each year as we go into "The Game Awards" season. You know, that time of the year where Geoff Keighley gets embarrassed by Josef Fares. If you are obsessed with data, like me, then hopefully you will enjoy what I've put together here!

Setup: The main developer (if independent) will receive 1 point per award. If they win GOTY or Developer of the Year/Best Game Direction they will receive 5 points.

Category Game Main Developer Points
2014 GOTY Dragon Age: Inquisition Bioware 5
Developer of the Year Nintendo Nintendo 5
Best Independent Game Shovel Knight Yacht Club Games 1
Best Mobile/Handheld Game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment 1
Best Narrative Valiant Hearts: The Great War Ubisoft 1
Best Score/Soundtrack Destiny Bungie 1
Best Performance South Park: The Stick of Truth Obsidian Entertainment 1
Game for Change Valiant Hearts: The Great War Ubisoft 1
Best Shooter Far Cry 4 Ubisoft 1
Best Action/Adventure Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Monolith Productions 1
Best Role Playing Game Dragon Age: Inquisition Bioware 1
Best Fighting Game Super Smash Bros. Wii U Sora LTD. 1
Best Family Game Mario Kart 8 Nintendo 1
Best Sports/Racing Game Mario Kart 8 Nintendo 1
Best Online Experience Destiny Bungie 1
Best Remaster Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar 1
Game Main Developer Points
2015 GOTY The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt CD Projekt Red 5
Developer of the Year CD Projekt Red CD Projekt Red 5
Best Independent Game Rocket League Psyonix 1
Best Mobile/Handheld Game Lara Croft Go Square Enix 1
Best Narrative Her Story Sam Barlow 1
Best Art Direction Ori and the Blind Forest Moon Studios 1
Best Score/Soundtrack Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions 1
Best Performance Her Story Sam Barlow 1
Game for Impact Life Is Strange Dontnod Entertainment 1
Best Shooter Splatoon Nintendo 1
Best Action/Adventure Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions 1
Best Role Playing Game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt CD Projekt Red 1
Best Fighting Game Mortal Kombat X NetherRealm Studios 1
Best Family Game Super Mario Maker Nintendo 1
Best Sports/Racing Game Rocket League Psyonix 1
Best Multiplayer Splatoon Nintendo 1
Game Main Developer Points
2016 GOTY Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment 5
Best Game Direction Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment 5
Best Narrative Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Naughty Dog 1
Best Art Direction Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Naughty Dog 1
Games for Impact That Dragon, Cancer Numinous Games 1
Best Independent Game Inside Playdead 1
Best Mobile/Handheld Game Pokemon Go Niantic 1
Best VR Game Rez Infinite United Game Artists 1
Best Action Game Doom iD Software 1
Best Action/Adventure Game Dishonored 2 Arkane Studios 1
Best Role Playing Game The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine CD Projekt Red 1
Best Fighting Game Street Fighter V Capcom 1
Best Strategy Game Civilization VI Firaxis Games 1
Best Family Game Pokemon Go Niantic 1
Best Sports/Racing Game Forza Horizon 3 Playground Games 1
Best Multiplayer Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment 1
Game Main Developer Points
2017 GOTY The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 5
Best Game Direction The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 5
Best Narrative What Remains of Edith Finch Giant Sparrow 1
Best Art Direction Cuphead StudioMDHR 1
Best Score/Music Nier: Automata Platinum Games 1
Best Audio Design Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Ninja Theory 1
Best Performance Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Ninja Theory 1
Games for Impact Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Ninja Theory 1
Best Ongoing Game Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment 1
Best Independent Game Cuphead StudioMDHR 1
Best Mobile Monument Valley 2 ustwo games 1
Best Handheld Game Metroid: Samus Returns MercurySteam 1
Best VR/AR Game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Capcom 1
Best Action Game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus MachineGames 1
Best Action/Adventure Game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo 1
Best Role Playing Game Persona 5 Atlus 1
Best Fighting Game Injustice 2 NetherRealm Studios 1
Best Strategy Game Mario+Rabbis Kingdom Battle Ubisoft 1
Best Family Game Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo 1
Best Sports/Racing Game Forza Motorsport 7 Turn 10 Studios 1
Best Multiplayer PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PUBG Corporation 1
Game Main Developer Points
2018 GOTY God of War Sony 5
Best Game Direction God of War Sony 5
Best Narrative Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games 1
Best Art Direction Return of the Obra Dinn 3909 LLC 1
Best Score/Music Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games 1
Best Audio Design Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games 1
Best Performance Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games 1
Games for Impact Celeste Matt Makes Games 1
Best Ongoing Game Fortnite Epic Games 1
Best Independent Game Celeste Matt Makes Games 1
Best Mobile Florence Mountains 1
Best Handheld Game
Best VR/AR Game Astro Bot Rescue Mission Sony 1
Best Action Game Dead Cells Motion Twin 1
Best Action/Adventure Game God of War Sony 1
Best Role Playing Game Monster Hunter: World Capcom 1
Best Fighting Game Dragon Ball FighterZ Arc System Works 1
Best Strategy Game Into the Breach Subset Games 1
Best Family Game Overcooked 2 Ghost Town Games 1
Best Sports/Racing Game Forza Horizon 4 Microsoft Studios 1
Best Multiplayer Fornite Epic Games 1

Company All Time Points
Nintendo 22
Blizzard Entertainment 13
CD Projekt Red 12
Sony 12
Bioware 6
Ubisoft 4
Rockstar Games 4
Capcom 3
Ninja Theory 3
Bungie 2
Psyonix 2
Sam Barlow 2
Kojima Productions 2
NetherRealm Studios 2
Naughty Dog 2
Niantic 2
StudioMDHR 2
Epic Games 2
Matt Makes Games 2
Yacht Club Games 1
Obsidian Entertainment 1
Monolith Productions 1
Sora LTD. 1
Rockstar 1
Square Enix 1
Moon Studios 1
Dontnod Entertainment 1
Numinous Games 1
Playdead 1
United Game Artists 1
iD Software 1
Arkane Studios 1
Fireaxis Games 1
Playground Games 1
Giant Sparrow 1
Platinum Games 1
ustwo games 1
MercurySteam 1
MachineGames 1
Atlus 1
Turn 10 Studios 1
PUBG Corporation 1
3909 LLC 1
Mountains 1
Motion Twin 1
Arc System Works 1
Ghost Town Games 1
Subset Games 1
Microsoft Studios 1



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Nintendo has the most points, so your system works.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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RolStoppable said:
Nintendo has the most points, so your system works.

Only because of 2017! They were getting dominated before that lol. Things will even out over the years.



2019 will have a sucky winner



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kirby007 said:
2019 will have a sucky winner

Any predictions?



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Dulfite said:
kirby007 said:
2019 will have a sucky winner

Any predictions?

Its going to be death stranding, and not because the game is topnotch, but because they want kojimadong



 "I think people should define the word crap" - Kirby007

Join the Prediction League http://www.vgchartz.com/predictions

Instead of seeking to convince others, we can be open to changing our own minds, and seek out information that contradicts our own steadfast point of view. Maybe it’ll turn out that those who disagree with you actually have a solid grasp of the facts. There’s a slight possibility that, after all, you’re the one who’s wrong.

Don't think it's going to be Death Stranding, that's too predictable. To pander industry enthusiasts, I think they are very likely to choose The Outer Worlds, "for knocking Bethesda out of the park". Resi 2 has a good shot, too, based on the Golden Joystick awards not too long ago.



Metallox said:
Don't think it's going to be Death Stranding, that's too predictable. To pander industry enthusiasts, I think they are very likely to choose The Outer Worlds, "for knocking Bethesda out of the park". Resi 2 has a good shot, too, based on the Golden Joystick awards not too long ago.

I have enjoyed The Outer World's, so far, a great deal!



Rockstar, Naughty Dog, Turn 10, Playground Games, Bioware are not Independent devs. There's likely a few more in there too, but these are the ones I noticed while scrolling through.
My advice would be to just do a publisher's list, because with some companies it's not easy to tell who the developer is so in essence we're just getting a competition between little indie devs and huge publishers with unknown number of devs making games under one name. Just doing a publisher showdown makes more sense.



Sarkar said:
Rockstar, Naughty Dog, Turn 10, Playground Games, Bioware are not Independent devs. There's likely a few more in there too, but these are the ones I noticed while scrolling through.
My advice would be to just do a publisher's list, because with some companies it's not easy to tell who the developer is so in essence we're just getting a competition between little indie devs and huge publishers with unknown number of devs making games under one name. Just doing a publisher showdown makes more sense.

I thought about Publisher, but then that got a little confusing and wouldn't really celebrate the developers. I guess you are right though. I will rework it and update it when I get the chance.