Jedi Fallen Order triumphed at the Titanium Awards: won three statuettes, including Game of the Year
This game also won the Best Game Design Award and Best Adventure Title Death Stranding, with two awards (Best Narrative Design and Best Soundtrack) and the Spanish game, Blasphemous, with two other awards (Best National Development and Best Indie Game) also won over the jury The Longest Road on Earth won the Titanium for Best Basque Game, Arrog the FS Play Award, and BlackStorm the BBK New Talents Award Yoko Shimomura, Bruce Straley, Tim Willits and Greg Street collected their Honorary Awards
Bilbao (PRUnderground) December 11th, 2019
The Titanium Awards, which recognize the best videogames and talents within the gaming industry at the Fun & Serious Game Festival, the biggest videogame festival in Europe, were presented tonight at the Campos Elíseos Theater in Bilbao. The journalist, Quique Peinado, was the MC for the Closing Gala of the ninth edition of this cultural event, accompanied by Basque actress, Ylenia Blagietto, and dubbing actor, Claudio Serrano.
The big winner of the night was Jedi Star Wars: Fallen Order, Respawn Entertainment’s title published by Electronic Arts set in the iconic space saga, which won the three Titanium Awards for which it was nominated, including the star category: Best Game of the Year. It also received the Best Videogame Award for its genre, Adventure, and the Best Game Design Award.
In the design section, one of the most high-profile releases of the year, Kojima’s dystopian game, Death Stranding, won the Titanium Award for Best Narrative Design. It also won the Award for Best Soundtrack, thanks to the moving work of Ludvig Forsel.
The Award for Best Art Direction went to the intimate game, Gris, from Nomad Studio. The jury especially valued the delicate work of watercolorist, Conrad Roset.
According to genre, the videogames most highly rated by the jury included: Gears 5, from The Coalition, as Best Adventure Title; The Outer Worlds (Obsidian Entertainment), as Best RPG; Luigi’s Mansion, which stood out in the Family/Social category; and NBA 2K20, among the Sports candidates.
The Spanish game, Blasphemous won two Titaniums. This action and platform title from The Game Kitchen, inspired by an inquisitorial Seville, was selected as Best National Development and, also, as Indie Game of the Year.
The actor Claudio Serrano received an Award for the Best Performance in Spanish, for his work as Deacon St John in Days Gone.
Arrog, a video game developed by Leap Game Studios and Hermanos Magia (Peru), did well in the FS Play and won the Titanium Award for Most Innovative Video Game. It also won the prize worth 7,000 euros.
Meanwhile, The Longest Road on Earth was recognized as Best Basque Game, and Blackstorm (a U-tad project) won the BBK New Talent Award (also endowed with 5,000 euros)
The Best Serious Game went to 200 y +, developed at Unity WebGL, which turns the Prado National Museum into the setting for a video game whose main character visits the historical eras of different female artists, thus reclaiming their invaluable legacy.
The great highlight of the Gala was the presentation of the Honorary Awards. Four giants from the gaming industry were recognized this year: the composer, Yoko Shimomura, who won the Pioneer Award; the former director of iD Software, Tim Willits (Bizkaia Award); Bruce Straley, the former Game Director at Naughty God (Avant-Garde Award); and the Vice President of Intellectual Property at Riot Games, Greg Street (Honorary Award).
Fun & Serious closed its doors with the satisfaction of having maintained its growing stature of recent years in terms of its number of visitors. This year, 42,000 videogame lovers traveled to the BEC to listen to leading professionals from the industry talking about their projects and experiences, to learn more about the possibilities of independent developers such as Nomad Studios or The Game Kitchen, and to experience the Ibainéfico, which brought together more than 10 influencers. They also had the opportunity to try out a number of market titles.
The Ibainéfico was one of the star events of the Festival, managing to raise more than €102,000 for Save the Children. In addition, it achieved a record figure of more than 7 million total stream views, with peaks of more than 115,000 viewers. All this followed a second day of records, where one of the most long-awaited guests, ElRubius, participated in Hot Potatoes with Ibai and in several League of Legends games. There were significant audience peaks when Revenant shaved his head to surpass €50,000 in donations and, especially, when Elmillor and Ibai shaved their heads to surpass €100,000.
Full list of Awards
WINNERS OF HONORARY AWARDS
Yoko Shimomura (Pioneer Award)
Tim Willits (Bizkaia Award)
Bruce Straley (Avant-Garde Award)
Greg Street (Honorary Award)
BEST VIDEOGAME OF THE YEAR
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
BEST ART DIRECTION
BEST NARRATIVE DESIGN
BEST GAME DESIGN
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
BEST PERFORMANCE IN SPANISH
Claudio Serrano, as Deacon St John, in Days Gone
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Ludvig Forsell, for Death Stranding
BBK New Talents
BEST INDEPENDENT VIDEOGAME
BEST NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BEST SPORTS / DRIVING GAME
BEST FAMILY/SOCIAL GAME
BEST SERIOUS GAME
200 y +
BEST FS PLAY
BEST BASQUE GAME
The Longest Road on Earth
BEST ADVENTURE GAME
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
AWARD FOR THE MOST EXPECTED GAME OF 2020
AWARD FOR A WHOLE SAGA
AWARD FOR THE BEST ACTION GAME
The Outer Worlds
About Fun & Serious Festival
The Fun & Serious Game Festival, held every December in Bilbao, is the largest video-game festival in Europe and a key meeting-point for the industry as a whole.
The event’s mission is to recognize and promote the work of video-game producers, directors, artists and developers, based on a comprehensive program of conferences, roundtables, networking and activities, aimed at both companies and the general public. As is customary each year, the Festival will conclude with an exclusive Grand Prize-Winning Gala for the best video-games of the year.
The Fun & Serious Game Festival enjoys the support of the Basque Regional Government – SPRI, Bilbao City Hall and the Provincial Council of Biscay. The event’s strategic partners include Microsoft, PlayStation and Ubisoft. The Festival features the collaboration of the Spanish Video-Games Association (AEVI), UTAD, Virtualware and Digipen.