SXSW Gaming Awards 2021 Winners Announced

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Over the weekend, the SXSW (South By Southwest) Gaming Awards announced the various category winners of the show. There were 43 nominees across twelve categories. The last year presented a wide array of phenomenal gaming experiences, but there were a handful of titles that rose to the top. You’ll probably recognize quite a few of them!

Science-fiction first-person shooter Deep Rock Galactic, and Supergiant Games’ Hades were recognized as winners in two separate categories each! With all things considered, that’s a wonderful way to feel recognized! For a better look at all the nominees and winners of each category, check out the results below (thanks IGN):

SXSW Video Game of the Year

  • Hades (Supergiant Games) — WINNER
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)

SXSW Indie Game of the Year

  • Bugsnax (Young Horses)
  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games / Super.com)
  • Ikenfell (Happy Ray Games / Humble Games)
  • Monster Sanctuary (Moi Rai Games / Team17)
  • Crown Trick (NExT Studios / Team17)
  • Deep Rock Galactic (Ghost Ship Games / Coffee Stain Publishing) — WINNER
  • The Last Campfire (Hello Games)
  • Huntdown (Easy Trigger Games / Coffee Stain Publishing)
  • Risk of Rain 2 (Hopoo Games / Gearbox Publishing)

SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year

  • Oceans (North Star Games)
  • Fort (Leder Games)
  • Calico (Flatout Games)
  • The Crew: The Quest for Planet Nine (KOSMOS)
  • The Search for Planet X (Renegade Game Studios / Foxtrot Games) — WINNER

SXSW VR Game of the Year

  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Skydance Interactive)
  • Half-Life: Alyx (Valve) — WINNER
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Down the Rabbit Hole (Cortopia Studios / Beyond Frames Entertainment)

SXSW Excellence in Narrative

  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment) — WINNER
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

SXSW Excellence in Game Design

  • Hades (Supergiant Games) — WINNER
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Toys for Bob / Activision)
  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games / THQ Nordic)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)

SXSW Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award

  • If Found… (Dreamfeel / Annapurna Interactive)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Dreams (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Entertainment) — WINNER
  • Astro’s Playroom (Team ASOBI! / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Tell Me Why (DONTNOD Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)

SXSW Excellence in Score

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red / CD Projekt)
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios) — WINNER
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (SQUARE ENIX)
  • Trials of Mana (Xeen / SQUARE ENIX)

SXSW Excellence in Multiplayer

  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • VALORANT (Riot Games)
  • Huntdown (Easy Trigger Games / Coffee Stain Publishing)
  • Deep Rock Galactic (Ghost Ship Games / Coffee Stain Publishing) — WINNER
  • Risk of Rain 2 (Hopoo Games, Gearbox Publishing)

SXSW Excellence in Animation, Art, & Visual Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment) — WINNER
  • Cloudpunk (Ion Lands)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (SQUARE ENIX)

SXSW Excellence in Audio Design

  • Bugsnax (Young Horses)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Vicarious Visions / Activision)
  • Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Observer: System Redux (Bloober Team)
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks) — WINNER

SXSW Excellence in Technical Achievement

  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Dreams (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Astro’s Playroom (Team ASOBI! / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios) — WINNER

What do you think about the results of this year’s SXSW Game Awards winners? Do you think there were some close ties, or were there titles that were more deserving of an award? Let us know what you think in the comment below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

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