Super Mario Maker Wins Family Game Of The Year At 2016 DICE Awards

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Super Mario Maker was the only Nintendo game given a nod at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Awards, seeing the Wii U exclusive win the Family Game of the Year category.

Fallout 4 was the big winner overall, which received the top honour in being crowned Game of the Year. Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt were the other games that scored wins across multiple categories, with Star Wars Battlefront and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain similarly being praised.

A moment of reflection came when late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was posthumously honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was accepted by Reggie Fils-Aimé who once again paid tribute to his memory.

The complete list of winners includes:

Game of the Year

  • Fallout 4, Bethesda Softworks

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Fallout 4, Bethesda Softworks

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Project Red

Action Game of the Year

  • Star Wars Battlefront, Electronic Arts

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami

Family Game of the Year

  • Super Mario Maker, Nintendo

Fighting Game of the Year

  • Mortal Kombat X, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft Studios

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Fallout 4, Bethesda Softworks

Sports Game of the Year

  • Rocket League, Psyonix

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Entertainment

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • Rocket League, Psyonix

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Helldivers, Sony Computer Entertainment America

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fallout Shelter, Bethesda Softworks

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Rocket League, Psyonix

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Ori and the Blind Forest, Microsoft Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Ori and the Blind Forest, Microsoft Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider, Square Enix

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Ori and the Blind Forest, Microsoft Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Star Wars Battlefront, Electronic Arts

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, CD Projekt Red
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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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