Nintendo Labo Wins Award for Innovation

Early this year, the list of nominees was announced for the 19th Game Developers Choice awards, and the Nintendo Labo on Nintendo Switch was honored with a nomination for the innovation award. Well, the votes are in and the awards have been given, and the Nintendo Labo took first place.

Here’s the full list of winners, thanks to NintendoSoup:

  • Best Debut: Florence (Mountains)
  • Best VR/AR Game: Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Best Mobile Game: Florence (Mountains)
  • Best Narrrative: Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope)
  • Pioneer Award: Rieko Kodama (lead producer and director at Sega)
  • Best Audio: Celeste (Matt Makes Games and Power Up Audio)
  • Best Technology: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Best Visual Art: Gris (Nomada Studio)
  • Best Design: Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Amy Hennig (game designer and Uncharted creator)
  • Innovation Award: Nintendo Labo (Nintendo)
  • Audience Award: Beat Saber (Beat Games)

As you can see, three other games available on the Switch also took home awards: Celeste (Best Audio), Into the Breach (Best Design), and Gris (Best Visual Art).


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