Control nominated for eight D.I.C.E. Awards, five GDC Awards

Happy new 2020, everyone! We’re back at the office after a holiday break. Work on first Control expansion, The Foundation, is ongoing and will be released on March 26th, 2020, as was announced at The Game Awards.

We’re excited to say that our work on Control has been recognized with a few more nominations, this time by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the Game Developer Conference.

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced the nominees for its 23rd annual D.I.C.E. Awards, and Control was nominated in eight categories:

Game of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Action Game of the Year
Outstanding Technical Achievement
Outstanding Achievement in Story
Outstanding Achievement in Original Music
Outstanding Achievement in Character
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

The D.I.C.E. Awards are decided by members of the Academy, and as such are entirely peer-juried – developers voting for developers. Think of them as the equivalent of the Oscars for the gaming industry. General voting is already underway, and the winners will be announced at the D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony on February 13th in Las Vegas, as the final event of this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit. Hey – Remedy will be at the D.I.C.E. Summit, too! Our Communications Director, Thomas Puha, will be a part of a panel on studio identity and why it matters. Follow all things D.I.C.E. 2020 using the hashtag #DICE2020.

GDC has also revealed the nominees for the 20th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, a peer-based video game event honoring developers and the games we make. We are honored to have received nominations for Control in the following five categories:

Game of the Year
Best Visual Art
Best Audio
Best Technology
Best Narrative

Control also got honorable mentions in the Best Design and Innovation Award categories. Thank you! Several development team members will be presenting in-depth talks at GDC, from VFX to how we built the Ashtray Maze.

The winners of the Game Developers Choice Awards will be announced at the official GDCA ceremony on March 18th in San Francisco, during the 2020 Game Developers Conference. All GDC pass holders can attend, and if you can’t be there in person, it will be livestreamed on Twitch.

Thank you to the members of the AIAS and all our peers for the nominations! It feels really special to be recognized in such a way by fellow developers.

Vida Starčević (Community Manager)