Brothers, Paradox win big at Dataspelsgalan

Dataspelsgalan2014_Winners_Calle Anderson

Last night, movers and shakers within the Swedish games industry converged for a celebration of the achievements of their peers over the past year for what has been another groundbreaking year. In recent years, the event has courted criticism for seemingly catering to publishers and retailers and less so on developers.

This has so far failed to dampen the feel good vibe of the event, with the classy, but low key event still capable of bringing together key decision makers together for an evening of fine dining and questionable award categories.

From a purely Swedish perspective, Josef Fares captivating indie vehicle, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was a deserved winner of the Swedish game of the year, whilst both Martin Sirc and Paradox Interactive earned well and long overdue recognition for their contributions within the industry winning an Honorary award and the Special Grand Jury award respectively. Indie hearthrobs, Simogo also took home the Game app of the year award for Year Walk.

Dataspelsgalan2014_Wester_Paradox

The full list of winners can be found below.

Special Grand Jury Award
PARADOX INTERACTIVE

Honorary award
MARTIN SIRC

Game of the Year
ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
BIOSHOCK INFINITE
GRAND THEFT AUTO V
THE LAST OF US (Winner)

Swedish game of the year
BATTLEFIELD 4
BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS (Winner)
EUROPA UNIVERSALIS IV
YEAR WALK

Strategy game of the year
EUROPA UNIVERSALIS IV
FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING
TOTAL WAR: ROME 2
XCOM: ENEMY WITHIN (Winner)

Game app of the year
DEVICE 6
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES 2
THE ROOM TWO
YEAR WALK (Winner)

Sports game of the year
FIFA 14 (Winner)
FOOTBALL MANAGER 2014
NBA 2K14
NHL 14

Action adventure game of the year
ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS
THE LAST OF US
TOMB RAIDER (Winner)

Platformer of the year
LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES
RAYMAN LEGENDS (Winner)
SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD
TEARAWAY

First person shooter of the year
BATTLEFIELD 4
BIOSHOCK INFINITE (Winner)
CRYSIS 3
METRO: LAST LIGHT

Racing game of the year
FORZA MOTORSPORT 5
GRAN TURISMO 6
NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS (Winner)
RACE DRIVER: GRID 2

RPG of the year
BROTHERS: A TALE OF TWO SONS
FIRE EMBLEM: AWAKENING
NI NO KUNI WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH (Winner)
POKEMON X&Y

Casual game of the year
ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW LEAF
PLANTS VS ZOMBIES 2
RAYMAN LEGENDS (Winner)
SKYLANDERS: SWAP FORCE

For questions on nominations as well as the event as a whole, contact
Chairperson of the jury, Ove Kaufeldt: Ove.kaufeldt@shin-ken.se
Event pics are provided by Calle Anderson.

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