Alumni Credited on Winning Projects at the Game Awards 2014

Last week, the Game Awards 2014 celebrated what turned out to be a great year in gaming by honoring the best offerings of the year. Full Sail grads were well represented among the nominees. 35 grads were credited on 16 nominated projects, and Full Sail celebrated by hosting a live viewing party on campus. Four of those 16 projects went on to win awards, bringing the total number of grads who worked on winning projects to 18.

Game of the Year went to action role-playing game Dragon Age: Inquisition, the third installment in the Dragon Age franchise. The game took home two awards, as did the popular online first person sci-fi game Destiny, which garnered the award for Best Online Experience and Best Score/Soundtrack. Nintendo took home the prize for Developer of the Year, and Trey Parker of South Park fame won Best Performance.

Congratulations to all the grads who worked on nominated and winning projects. You can find the list of winners and alumni credits below.

Game of the Year
Dragon Age: Inquisition

Developer of the Year
Nintendo

Best Action/Adventure Game
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Andrew Gonzalez (Computer Animation, 2010)
David “Max” Downing (Digital Arts and Design, 2010)

Best Score/Soundtrack
Destiny
Francisco Cruz III (Computer Animation, 2005)
Josh Hamrick (Game Design, 2006)
David “Max” Downing (Digital Arts & Design, 10)
Kevin Yanes (Game Development, 2010)
Danny Bulla (Game Design, 2006)
Christopher Aaron Cox (Computer Animation, 2009)
James Yavorsky (Computer Animation, 2009)
Christopher Cannon (Computer Animation, 2006)
Joey Gibbs (Game Design Master’s, 2011)

Best Shooter
Far Cry 4
Derek Ehrman (Game Development, 2006)
Rob Newns (Game Development, 2002)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Nigel Nikitovich (Computer Animation, 2000)
Jennifer Conn (Film, 2010)
Kyle Webb (Recording Arts, 2006; Entertainment Business, 2007)
Frank Mummert III (Computer Animation, 2006)
Adam Kugler (Computer Animation, 2009)

Best Online Experience
Destiny
Francisco Cruz III (Computer Animation, 2005)
Josh Hamrick (Game Design, 2006)
David “Max” Downing (Digital Arts & Design, 10)
Kevin Yanes (Game Design, 2010)
Danny Bulla (Game Design, 2006)
Christopher Aaron Cox (Computer Animation, 2009)
James Yavorsky (Computer Animation, 2009)
Christopher Cannon (Computer Animation, 2006)
Joey Gibbs (Game Design Master’s, 2011)

 Best Performance
Trey Parker
South Park: The Stick of Truth

Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

 Best Sports/Racing Game
Mario Kart 8

 Games for Change
Valiant Hearts: The Great War

 Best Narrative
Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Best Independent Game
Shovel Knight

Best Remaster
Grand theft Auto 5

Best Role-Playing Game
Dragon Age: Inquisition

Best Family Game
Mario Kart 8

 Most Anticipated Game
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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