The 2019 Game Developers Choice Awards took place on Wednesday, Mar. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. PT, and you can watch the ceremony here at Variety. We’ve embedded a video of the stream in the player below.
Although the Game Developers Choice Awards was packed with indie game winners, Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” won game of the year. You can see a list of the winners here.
The ceremony also honored writer and director Amy Hennig with a lifetime achievement award. She’s perhaps best known for her work on the “Uncharted” series at Naughty Dog. She left that studio in 2014 to join Visceral Games on an unnamed “Star Wars” project, but publisher Electronic Arts shelved the game and shut down the developer in 2017.
Veteran game developer Rieko Kodama received this year’s GDCA pioneer award. She was recognized for her contributions to the industry, including her work on Sega classics like “Phantasy Star,” “Alex Kidd,” and “Skies of Arcadia.”
Rockstar Games’ Western-themed game “Red Dead Redemption 2” lead this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards with seven nominations. Sony Santa Monica’s “God of War” and Insomniac Games’ “Marvel’s Spider-Man” follow closely behind with a total of six nominations each.