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Local developer wins at video game awards

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By Develon Douglas

The first-person stealth game, Dishonored, was awarded Best Action Adventure Game at last night’s Spike Video Game Awards.

Developed at Arkane Studios’ Austin location, the game has received critical praise for the variety of ways it allows players to approach objectives.

The game’s co-creative director, Raphael Colantonio, spoke with YNN in October about the positive response the game received from critics.

“We are thrilled, because when you start a game like this, you know you are going to commit three or four years of your life,” Colantonio said. “It’s a big personal investment, and you feel so relieved when you see people like your game.”

Here are all the Spike VGA award winners:

Game of the Year
The Walking Dead: The Game

Studio of the Year
Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game
Halo 4

Best PS3 Game

Best Wii / Wii U Game
New Super Mario Bros. U

Best PC Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Handheld / Mobile Game
Sound Shapes

Best Shooter
Borderlands 2

Best Action Adventure Game

Best RPG
Mass Effect 3

Best Multiplayer Game
Borderlands 2

Best Individual Sports Game

Best Team Sports Game
NBA 2K13

Best Driving Game
Need For Speed Most Wanted

Best Fighting Game
Persona 4 Arena

Best Adapted Video Game
The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Independent Game

Best Graphics
Halo 4

Best Song in a Game
"Cities" by Beck

Best Original Score

Best Performance By a Human Male
Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Best Performance By a Human Female
Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)

Best Downloadable Game
The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Social Game
You Don't Know Jack

Best DLC
Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Most Anticipated Game
Grand Theft Auto V

Character of the Year
Clap Trap (Borderlands 2)

Best Game of the Decade
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