During a rousing evening full of sly, cutting, rapid fire jokes from Daniel Radosh (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), we presented our nine Critics Circle Awards. Game developers arrived on the cold Brooklyn evening from the U.S., Canada and Switzerland.
In addition to a wild and lively Radosh, the audience was treated to appearances by author Rick Moody and punk rocker Handsome Dick Manitoba (The Dictators), who presented Awards. Music was provided by the wonderfully strange banjo and guitar stylings of Future Folk.
Finally, Irrational Games provided a stirring, exclusive video about the final entry in the BioShock series (BioShock Infinite, Burial at Sea, Episode 2).
And now, the winners. Congrats to all of them!
Battery Park Award for Best Handheld GameThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsCentral Park Childen’s Zoo Award for Best Kids GameSuper Mario 3D WorldHerman Melville Award for Best WritingThe Last of Us‘A’ Train Award for Best Mobile Game
Ridiculous FishingOff Broadway Award for Best Indie GameGone HomeTin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a GameBioshock InfiniteStatue of Liberty Award for Best WorldGrand Theft Auto VGreat White Way Award for Best Acting in a GameSteven Ogg, Trevor, GTA VBig Apple Award for Best GameThe Last of Us