The Game Awards is an award show hosted by Spike TV, created and presented by Geoff Keighley. With an air of “Oscars of games”, the award granted the Pokémon GO (Android e iOS) the trophy for best mobile game of 2016. However, the event was beyond strange.
Competitors for the best mobile/portable game of 2016
- Clash Royale (Supercell)
- Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
- Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
- Pokemon Go (Niantic)
- Severed (DrinkBox Studios)
Much smaller than in 2015, the following awards were not given on stage: “Best mobile game”, “Best RPG”, “Best fighting game”, “Best strategy game”, “Best family game” and “Best mod”.
In addition to this summary at the event, it was also possible to notice that production was slightly lower. There were far fewer trailers from production companies (mostly indies). Really spectacular, just the new trailer for Death Stranding, a new game from producer Hideo Kojima. But the game is exclusive to next-gen consoles.
Back to our branch. Pokémon GO, in addition to the best mobile game, also won in the “Best family game” category. That Dragon Cancer (Android e iOS), a PC game that is also on mobile phones, also won in the “Gamer for Impact” category. Thrilled, the game's producer, who is also the father of the little boy on which the story is based, received the well-deserved award.
It was a strange award show with “other people's shame”, funny and sad moments. Did you attend the event? what do you think? Leave a comment.