Control takes home Golden Joystick, nominated for eight Game Awards

It has been an exciting three months since the launch of Control – for us at Remedy, it’s been great to watch everyone reacting so positively to the game, from our friends and family, fellow developers, the Remedy community, and of course, press and critics.

The past couple of weeks have been especially memorable as the season of video game awards is slowly gaining momentum. We’ve been fortunate to win something already, and to be nominated for some of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

Juha Vainio (Control Executive Producer), Thomas Puha (Remedy Entertainment Communications Director), Mikael Kasurinen (Control Game Director), and Tuukka Taipalvesi (CrossfireX Executive Producer) attended the 37th Golden Joysticks award ceremony in London earlier this month, where Control had the honor to take home the Critics’ Choice Award.

Juha and Mikael had to miss the acceptance speech, as they had to catch their flight back to Helsinki, but they made it to the red carpet before the event, at least!

Watch the critics’ tribute to Control from the Golden Joysticks below:

Courtney Hope (Jesse Faden) was at our studio last week to do some work for the upcoming Control DLC, and that’s how the Creative Director and the Director of the FBC met.

And then on November 19th, The Game Awards nominees were announced. It is an incredible honor to have Control nominated for a staggering eight awards, and here they are:
Best Narrative
Best Art Direction
Best Performance: Courtney Hope (Jesse Faden)
Best Performance: Matthew Porretta (Dr Casper Darling)
Best Audio Design
Best Action/Adventure Game
Best Game Direction
Game of the Year

A part of which studio takes home one of the Game Awards also depends on you, the fans – you can vote every 24 hours here. Please consider supporting Control in The Game Awards!

To celebrate the Game Awards nominations, and all the critical recognition Control has received since launch, we’ve created an accolades trailer, featuring the striking opening credits for Control. Watch it below!

Finally, we sincerely want to thank everybody who has been supporting Control and Remedy. Please support us in the future, and look forward to those upcoming DLCs!

Thanks for everything!

Vida Starcevic (Community Manager)