Developer House House continues to rake in the glory, as Untitled Goose Game has been titled Game of the Year at this year’s Australian Game Developer Awards. Aside from Game of the Year, it also received an award for Best Sound Design. After passing 100,000 sales, this is just the icing on the cake for House House.
Untitled Goose Game was developed in Melbourne, Australia by a four-man team. Needless to say for anyone who has played it, the title of Game of the Year is well deserved. As for best sound design, the dynamic piano, for which Untitled Goose Game owes much of its charm, speaks for itself. That said, this award could just as easily be for the dedicated honk button.
Untitled Goose Game is the only winner on the list that is available on the Switch. Here are the other winners at the Australian Game Developer Awards.
- Best Art – Void Bastards by Blu Manchu Games
- Best Serious Game – Bleached Az by Chaos Theory Games
- Best Narrative – The Black Widow by Flux
- Best Gameplay – JumpGrid by Ian MacLarty
- Best AR/VR – Paper Fire Rookie by Ultimerse
- Best Sound Design – Untitled Goose Game by House House
- APRA AMCOS Award for Best Music – Frog Detective: The Haunted Island by Worm Club
- Industry Champion – Ally McLean
- Lighting The Way – Rae Johnston
- Adam Lanceman Award – Liam Routt
- Game of the Year – Untitled Goose Game by House House
- Studio of the Year – Mighty Kingdom
It’s a bit odd to be seeing a Game of the Year award pop up this early, to be sure. Most would wait until we’d at least hit the holiday season for that. However, the Australian Game Developer Awards appears to specifically focus on honoring games and devs from the land down under, which would limit the pool of contestants considerably.
For more info on the game itself, make sure to check out our review.