Congratulations to all recipients and nominees! The recipients were announced at a ceremony during the 2006 Game Developers Conference.

 

Each award recipient is highlighted in blue.

Audio

  • Guitar Hero (Harmonix Music Systems / RedOctane)
    - Eric Brosius, Kasson Crooker
  • Call of Duty 2 (Infinity Ward / Activision)
    - Mark Ganus
  • Electroplankton (Nintendo)
    - Toshio Iwai, Koichi Kyuma, Yuichi Ozaki
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - Brad Aldredge, Clint Bajakian, Chuck Doud, Dave Murrant
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Nick Bygrave, Guy Whitmore, Nick Wiswell

Character Design

  • Shadow of the Colossus(Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Atsuko Fukuyama, Hitoshi Niwa, Shunpei Suzuki, Fumito Ueda
  • City of Villains (Cryptic Studios / NCsoft Corporation)
    - Ocala Bellows Kulig, Ryan Butts, Jay Doherty, Jeremy Mattson
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - David Jaffe, Terry Smith, Charlie Wen
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Oddworld Inhabitants / Electronic Arts
    - Lorne Lanning, Rich McKain, Iain Morton, Raymond Swanland
  • Psychonauts (Double Fine Productions / Majesco Entertainment Company)
    - Scott Campbell

Game Design

  • Shadow of the Colossus(Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Junichi Hosono, Fumito Ueda
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
    - Katsuya Eguchi, Hisashi Nogami, Takashi Tezuka, Kazumi Totaka
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - David Jaffe
  • Nintendogs (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
    - Tsutomu Kaneshige, Hideki Konno, Shigeru Miyamoto, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Psychonauts (Double Fine Productions / Majesco Entertainment Company)
    - Erik Robson, Tim Schafer

Technology

  • Nintendogs (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
    - Tsutomu Kaneshige
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Digital Illusions / Electronic Arts)
    - Fred Gill, Måns Vestin
  • Guitar Hero (Harmonix Music Systems / RedOctane)
    - Eran Egozy, Eric Malafeew, Phil Winston
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Edmund Clay, Roger Perkins, Phil Teschner, Ian Wilson
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Jinji Horagai, Takuya Seki, Hajime Sugiyama, Masanobu Tanaka

Visual Arts

  • Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Koji Hasegawa, Masanori Kajita, Hironobu Nakano, Fumito Ueda
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - Steve Caterson, Terry Smith, Charlie Wen
  • Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Gren Atherton, Julie McGurren, Peter Roe, Kiki Wolfkill
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom Production Studio 4 / Capcom Entertainment)
    - Yusuke Hashimoto, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Yusuke Kan, Masaki Yamanaka
  • We Love Katamari (Namco Limited / Namco Hometek)
    - Keita Takahashi, Takeshi Ugajin

Writing

  • Psychonauts (Double Fine Productions / Majesco Entertainment Company)
    - Tim Schafer, Erik Wolpaw
  • Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich (Irrational Games / Vivendi Universal Games)
    - Ken Levine
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - David Jaffe, Marianne Krawcyzk, Alex Stein
  • Indigo Prophecy (Quantic Dream / Atari)
    - David Cage
  • Jade Empire (BioWare Corp. / Microsoft Game Studios)
    - Drew Karpyshyn, Brian Kindregan, Luke Kristjanson, Mike Laidlaw, Peter Thomas, Mac Walters

Best Game

  • Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Kenji Kaido, Yasuhide Kobayashi, Fumito Ueda
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
    - Katsuya Eguchi, Hisashi Nogami, Takashi Tezuka, Kazumi Totaka
  • God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    - David Jaffe, Shannon Studstill
  • Guitar Hero (Harmonix Music Systems / RedOctane)
    - Rob Kay, Greg LoPiccolo, Alex Rigopulos
  • The Movies (Lionhead Studios / Activision)
    - Gary Carr, Peter Molyneux, Mark Webley

New Studio

  • Double Fine Productions (Psychonauts)
    - Caroline Esmurdoc, Tim Schafer
  • ArenaNet (Guild Wars)
    - Mike O'Brien, Jeff Strain, Patrick Wyatt
  • New Crayon Games (Bonnie's Bookstore)
    - Phil Steinmeyer
  • TellTale Games (Bone: Out From Boneville)
    - David Bogan, Kevin Bruner, Dan Connors, Troy Molander
  • Wideload Games (Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse)
    - Alexander Seropian

Innovation

  • Guitar Hero (Harmonix Music Systems / RedOctane)
    - Greg LoPiccolo, Ryan Lesser
  • Nintendogs (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
    - Tsutomu Kaneshige, Hideki Konno, Shigeru Miyamoto, Kiyoshi Mizuki
  • Shadow of the Colossus (Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.)
    - Junichi Hosono, Fumito Ueda

Four special honors, selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards advisory board, were also presented at the ceremony.

Lifetime Achievement

  • Richard Garriott

First Penguin

  • Will Crowther, Don Woods

Maverick

  • Mike Dornbrook, Eran Egozy, Greg LoPiccolo, Alex Rigopulo

Community Contribution

  • Chris Hecker

Pictures are available in the Photos page.