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News video games 19 December 2021, 21:56

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Hades is the First Video Game to Win the Hugo Award at Worldcon

The devs of Hades can boast an unusual achievement - their game, as the only one so far, received the Hugo Award for the best video game.

  1. Hades from Supergiant Games received the Hugo award for Best Video Game at The World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon);
  2. This is a special award that has not appeared at a event before.

Supergiant Games can now boast a one-of-a-kind achievement - Hades, as the first video game in history, received the Hugo Award for Best Video Game. The trophy was awarded during the 79th edition of the Worldcon, the oldest fan convention for fantasy enthusiasts.

The Hugo Award is a literary honor that is awarded annually by Worldcon attendees for works in the science-fiction and fantasy genres. The Hugo Award is named after Hugo Gernsback, founder of the American magazine Amazing Stories and the award itself.

Hades had some strong competition, as the list of candidates for the award included Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Spiritfarer, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us: Part II and Blaseball.

Hades' award was commented on by Greg Kasavin, creative director of studio Supergiant Games, who unfortunately did not appear at the Worldcon.

"Wish I could have attended the #HugoAwards in person. I wasn't able to make an acceptance speech there on behalf of the team though did have a few words here. I'm grateful that the awards are recognizing work in this category, much less the work we did!"

It should be remembered that the best video game category has not yet become a permanent element at Worldcon. Its appearance this year was described as "special", although its permanent introduction is being considered, as mentioned here.



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