Alex Sigsworth’s Selections: The First Mage Academy Awards

Who will win?

via “The 1st Annual Mage Academy Awards” —

The Well-Red Mage, the community-run blog to-which I primarily contribute now, is holding its first annual game awards ceremony. The finalists have been determined by the Mage Academy’s contributing writers, and now, it’s time for the readers to vote in comments for the winners, which will be announced in a future post. I proposed what became The 1st Annual Mage Academy Awards as a way of celebrating 500 posts. Think of me as the team’s ideas guy.


Game of the Year:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Developer:

Guerrilla Games


Best Protagonist:

Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Antagonist:

Calamity Ganon, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Best Supporting Character:

Gold Mario, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Best Score/Soundtrack:

Joris de Man, The Flight and Niels van der Leest, Horizon Zero Dawn


Best New IP:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Indie:

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


Best Storyline:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Art Direction:

Jan-Bart van Meek, Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Mobile Game:

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp


Best Handheld Game:

Ever Oasis


Best Console:

PlayStation 4


Best Exclusive Title:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best of Nintendo:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Best of Xbox:

Forza Motorsport 7


Best of PlayStation:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best of PC:

Hollow Knight


Best Port/Remake:

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


Best RPG:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Action/Adventure:

Horizon Zero Dawn


Best Platformer:

Super Mario Odyssey


Best Strategy:



Best Shooter:

Nex Machina


Best Fighting:

Pokken Tournament DX


Best Multiplayer:

Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


Best Family Friendly:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Most Anticipated:

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy


Worst Game of the Year:

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas