Game Developers Choice Awards winners announced

by: Chuck -
GameSetWatch has posted the full list of winners from the Game Developers Choice Awards and the big winner was Portal which won game of the year, Best Game Design, and the Innovation Award.  Right behind it was Bioshock which won for Best Writing, Best Visual Art, and Best Audio.  The big surprise for me was seeing Crackdown win for Best Debut which it certainly deserves.  It was also nice seeing flOw getting some love.

The only odd thing was seeing Nintendo win only one award (Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass won best handheld) and Super Mario Galaxy was shut-out completely.  Also shut out was Halo 3 but that's really not much of a surprise.  Full list of winners cut and pasted after the jump.

2007 Best Game Design
Portal (Valve)
Kim Swift, Realm Lovejoy, Paul Graham

2007 Best Visual Art
BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia / 2K Games)
Scott Sinclair, Shawn Robertson, Andrew James

2007 Best Technology
Crysis (Crytek/Electronic Arts)
Cevat Yerli, Douglas Binks, Timur Davidenko, Martin Mittring

2007 Best Writing
BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia / 2K Games)
Ken Levine, Emily Ridgway, Joe McDonagh, Susan O'Connor

2007 Best Audio
BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia / 2K Games)
Eric Brosius, Pat Balthrop, Emily Ridgway, Justin Mullins

2007 Best Debut
Crackdown (Real Time Worlds / Microsoft Game Studios)
Ramon Gonzalez, Violetta Sanchez, Rafael Diaz, Jose Guerra

2007 Innovation
Portal (Valve)
Kim Swift, Erik Wolpaw

2007 Best Handheld Game
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo / Nintendo)
Eiji Aonuma

2007 Best Downloadable Game
Flow (thatgamecompany / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Kellee Santiago, Jenova Chen, Martin Middleton, Hao Cui, John Edwards,
Nick Clark

2007 Game of the Year
Portal (Valve)
Kim Swift, Erik Wolpaw

Recipients for the evening's special awards were:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sid Meier

Pioneer Award
Ralph Baer

Ambassador Award
Jason Della Rocca

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