The Game Awards 2014

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The Game Awards 2014
DateDecember 5, 2014 (2014-12-05)
VenueThe AXIS, Las Vegas, United States
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGeoff Keighley
Highlights
Most awards
Most nominations
Game of the YearDragon Age: Inquisition
Industry Icon AwardKen and Roberta Williams (Sierra Entertainment)
Viewership1.9 million

The Game Awards 2014 ceremony, which honored the best video games of 2014, took place at The AXIS in Las Vegas on December 5, 2014. The show was produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley. The ceremony was the first for The Game Awards, which replaced the Keighley-hosted Spike Video Game Awards (VGX in 2013) that were discontinued after the 2013 show. Dragon Age: Inquisition won the shows's Game of the Year award.

Premieres[edit]

This year's ceremony featured some world premieres,[1] including Nintendo's Super Mario Maker, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kojima Productions's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Visceral Games's Battlefield Hardline, FromSoftware's Bloodborne, Supermassive Games's Until Dawn, Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886, Crystal Dynamics's Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt; The Odd Gentlemen's King's Quest, Three One Zero’s Adrift and Natsume's Godzilla. There were other premieres including Facepunch Studios's Before, Stoic’s The Banner Saga 2, Fullbright's Tacoma, Robotoki’s Human Element and Hello Games's No Man's Sky.

The broadcast saw a total viewership of about 1.9 million.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees for The Game Awards 2014 were announced on November 20, 2014. Candidate games must have a release date of November 25, 2014 or earlier in order to be eligible.[3]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on December 5, 2014.[3] Winners are shown first in bold.[4]

Jury-voted awards[edit]

Game of the Year Developer of the Year
Best Independent Game Best Mobile/Handheld Game
Best Narrative Best Score/Soundtrack
Best Performance Games for Change
Best Shooter Best Action/Adventure
Best Role Playing Game Best Fighting Game
Best Family Game Best Sports/Racing Game
Best Online Experience Best Remaster

Fan-voted awards[edit]

Most Anticipated Game ESports Player of the Year
ESports Team of the Year Trending Gamer
Best Fan Creation

Honorary awards[edit]

Industry Icon Award

Games with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hillier, Brenna (December 1, 2014). "There will be 12 world premieres at The Game Awards 2014". VG247. Archived from the original on December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Crecente, Brian (December 6, 2016). "The Game Awards audience up 65 percent to 3.8M". Polygon. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Sarkar, Samit (November 21, 2014). "Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2014". Polygon. Archived from the original on November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Sarkar, Samit (December 5, 2014). "Here are the winners of The Game Awards 2014". Polygon. Archived from the original on March 16, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2014.