16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards is the 16th edition of the D.I.C.E. Awards, an annual awards event that honors the best games in the video game industry. The awards are arranged by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), and were held at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07). It was also held as part of the Academy's 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit, and was hosted by stand up comedian Chris Hardwick.[1]

16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
DateFebruary 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)
VenueRed Rock Casino, Resort & Spa
CountryLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
Hosted byChris Hardwick
Most awardsJourney (8)
Most nominationsJourney (11)
Overall Game of the YearJourney
Hall of FameGabe Newell
PioneerMarc Blank & Dave Lebling

Journey received the most nominations and won the most awards, including Game of the Year. Sony Computer Entertainment published the most nominees and published the most award winners.[2]

Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corporation and lead developer of the digital store front, Steam, received the of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame Award. Infocom co-founders Marc Blank and Dave Lebling both received the Pioneer Award.[3]

Winners and NomineesEdit

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ( ).[4][5]

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
Casual Game of the Year
Handheld Game of the Year
Mobile Game of the Year
Downloadable Game of the Year
Web Based Game of the Year

Special AwardsEdit

Hall of FameEdit


Games with multiple nominations and awardsEdit

Companies with multiple nominationsEdit

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "16th DICE Award Winners FINAL 2-7-13" (PDF). Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  2. ^ Bryant, Paul (2013-02-08). "Journey takes top honors including Game of the Year at 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards". Gaming Age. Retrieved 2022-07-10.
  3. ^ "Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Special Awards". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  4. ^ Arts, Electronic (2013-02-07). "EA Wins Four D.I.C.E. Awards". Electronic Arts Inc. Retrieved 2022-07-10.
  5. ^ Khan, Calvin (2013-02-08). "16th Annual D.I.C.E Awards Winners List". IGN Southeast Asia. Retrieved 2022-07-10.