SXSW announces the Game Awards winners

annual ninth Southwest® Game Awards (SXSW®) celebrates the technical, artistic, and design achievements of the year’s best video game titles and their creators. A total of 40 unique games competed for prizes in 12 categories – see the winners below. (A full list of nominees/winners is available here).

The virtual awards ceremony was held jointly by Jana Morrison (“Astrid”) and Samantha Aucoin (“Lily”), starring in the new Syfy movie. Astrid and Lily Save the Worldand streamed live on the SXSW TV app, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV and Android TV. The concert was produced by Georgia-based executive producer Laurie Locklear Maria Peach Productions.

“The last two years of the pandemic have been difficult for many – the entertainment industry was among those affected, but played a key role in providing adventure and escape for everyone – so we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the gaming industry and many more,” said Hugh Forrest, chief programming officer at SXSW. From the creators during tonight’s event.” “We would like to thank our production partner Peach Maria Productions, our hosts and presenters, and all of you in the gaming and esports community for continuing to bring the very best in creativity and innovation to the industry.

SXSW Games Awards Winners

Video game of the year Developer publisher
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
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Virtual reality game of the year Developer publisher
Resident Evil 4 VR
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rebar studio Oculus Studios
Matthew Crump Prize for Cultural Innovation
A game that challenges the “norm” of everyday games is best awarded and offers a culturally innovative view of the game’s world, character, or gameplay.
Developer publisher
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beam witch humble games
Excellence in animation, art, and visual achievement Developer publisher
Forza Horizon 5
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playground games Xbox Game Studios

Excellence in the original class Developer publisher
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
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Excellence in narration Developer publisher
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
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Square Enix® Square Enix®
Excellence in sound design Developer publisher
Resident Evil Village
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Capcom Capcom
Excellence in technical achievement Developer publisher
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
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Insomniac Games Sony Interactive Entertainment

About this year’s Virtual Game Awards
With this year’s gala virtual and free across SXSW’s web, mobile and TV platforms, the world got to watch live as the hosts and talents announced the 12 winners tonight. Re-watch the SXSW Game Awards here.

Viewers encountered a host of unique elements during the show, including Integrated animation Featuring a cast of quirky, fast-paced NFT characters, tricks – Including the vocal talent of Luke Gallows / “Six Ferguson”; Frankie Nines / “SupDuck”; Mila Kunis / “Fefe (Stoner Cat)”; And BennyDLowKey/”Deadhead”—who set out on a misguided adventure for tonight’s party. [Watch”The Gimmicks Road to SXSW” teaser clip HERE.] Viewers also gained exclusive access to the exclusive NFT show through a series of classic video game homages, this integration produced by Web3 animation studio, Tonstar in partnership with Sixth wallWeb3’s arm for Mila Kunis’ Orchard Farm Productions (cats stoner).

The evening also featured several premieres – including world premieres of trailers for the highly anticipated video games. perseverance And the finest From party games; And a great look at “Round One Fight”, the new song/video from Tik Tok Sensation and the pop group Punk Rock Factory.

In addition, the SXSW Game Awards has partnered with fundraising charity Omaze to offer a special promo code offer for reward entries upon entry for the chance to win dream prizes on Omaze and support great causes via any entry method.

Finally, the SXSW Games Awards, Maria Khokh Productions And the Scener, the leading social viewing platform for streaming services, has partnered to host an official Game Awards showcase for fans and the gaming community.

Presenters and appearances
From sports and music to games and movies, this year’s presenters (full list below) represented a host of talent from the overall entertainment industry. Reflecting some of our most dynamic talent, executives and storytellers, they were:

  • Michael Anthony, (raise debtscoming Paramount family action movie secret headquarters)
  • Cast members from the show’s attack on G4TV, invite to the party and XPlay
  • Kadeem Hardison, (AMC’s upcoming MonhavenAnd the different world)
  • Ramon Hermann, Senior Vice President Americas, ESL Gaming
  • Maria Ho (Poker HALL OF FAME 2018 recruit, Fantastic race)
  • Ryan Johnson, CEO of Cxmmunity
  • Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discoverycoming hocus pocus 2)
  • Mercedes-AMG Petronas eSports Team
  • Evan Mbakob (hook)
  • NASA (special message about the launch of the Artemis 1 exploration mission this spring)
  • Taybor Pepper (NFL long snapper/San Francisco 49er, former Spartan Michigan State)
  • Corey Reynolds (resident alien)
  • Cory Strasberger (aka “Blu”), visual effects artist and creator of YouTube solo band xanadu)
  • Stephanie Sheh (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat NoirADR, Voice Actress, Director, Writer, Producer)
  • Alan Tudyk (resident alienthe next Disney Peter Pan and Wendy)
  • World boxing champion Eric “Batterpan” Eshe (3 times heavyweight champion) and
  • Larry Holmes (Hall of Fame Boxer and former world heavyweight boxing champion)
  • Wrestling Quest Jeff Jarrett (International with Jeff Jarrett)

SXSW is dedicated to helping creators achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is known for its conferences and festivals that celebrate the convergence of technology, film, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy performances, film screenings, exhibitions, career development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse subjects and people come together. SXSW 2022 is currently taking place from March 11-20, 2022. For more information, please visit

SXSW 2022 is sponsored by White Claw, Blockchain Creative Labs, Porsche, and The Austin Chronicle.

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