Spotlight Awards (GDC)

Spotlight Awards (GDC)

The Spotlight Awards (GDC) was hosted annually by the Game Developers Conference from 1997 to 1999. Its focus was on the video and computer game industry. GDC now hosts another video game award ceremony call Game Developers Choice Awards since 2001.

List of winners

Best Game

:1997 : "Super Mario 64"

Best Console Game

:1997 : "Super Mario 64":1998 : (not awarded):1999 : ""

Best PC/Mac Game

:1997 : "Civilization II":1998 : (not awarded):1999 : "Half-Life"

Best Arcade Game

:1997 : "Virtua Fighter 3"

Best Action Game

:1997 : "Duke Nukem 3D":1998 : "Quake II":1999 : "Half-Life"

Best Adventure Game/RPG

:1997 : "":1998 : :1999 : "Baldur's Gate"

Best Sports Game

:1997 : "NHL Hockey '97":1998 ::1999 : "NFL Blitz"

Best Multiplayer Game

:1997 : "Quake":1998 : "Quake II":1999 : "StarCraft"

Best Best Strategy/War Game

:1997 : "":1998 ::1999 : "StarCraft"

Best Simulation Game

:1997 : "MechWarrior II: Mercenaries":1998 : (not awarded):1999 : "Gran Turismo"

Best Flight or Flight Combat Simulator

:1998 :

Best Military Simulation

:1998 :

Best Trivia or Puzzle Game

:1997 : "You Don't Know Jack XL":1998 ::1999 : "You Don't Know Jack 4: The Ride"

Best Educational/Children's Game

:1997 : "Freddi Fish II":1998 : :1999 : "Lego Creator"

Best Use of Audio

:1997 : "Quake":1998 ::1999 : "Half-Life"

Best Music or Soundtrack

:1997 : "Quake":1998 :

Best New Technology

:1997 : Nintendo 64 from Nintendo:1998 :

Best Use of Innovative Technology

:1997 : "Super Mario 64" for the N64

Best Use of Graphics

:1998 : "Quake II":1999 : "Half-Life"

Best Use of Video

:1997 : "Wing Commander IV"

Most Innovative Game Design

:1998 ::1999 : ""

Best Script, Story or Interactive Writing

:1997 : "You Don't Know Jack XL"

Best Adaptation of Linear Media

:1997 : "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"

Best AI (Artificial Intelligence)

:1999 : "Half-Life"

Best Animation

:1997 : "Tomb Raider"

Best Prerendered Art

:1997 : "Zork Nemesis"

Annual Achievement Award for Game Design and Development

:1998 :

Lifetime Achievement Award for Game Design and Development

:1998 : Dani Bunten Berry:1999 : Louis Castle


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