Eighteen prizes have been awarded to French and foreign video games and personnalities during the first “Pégases“ (Pegasus) ceremony, produced by the Syndicat National du Jeu Vidéo (The National Union of Video Game) – with the support of the du CNC, of the Direction Générale des Entreprises, of Amazon Game Tech, of Société Générale, of Audiens Group, and of GamesPlanet.
The ceremony took place on march 9th at the théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris. A Plague Tale : Innocence, developed by Asobo, which invites the gamer to dive at the heart of a plague during the Middle Ages, has received 6 trophies, and among them, the Pégases of the “Best video Game“, “Best game design“, “Best visual experience“ and “Best video game universe“.
Don’t look (Cnam-Enjmin) has been crowned “Best student game“, and Night Call, by Monkeymoon, “Best indie game“. The members of the Academy also paid a tribute to the narrative excellence of Life is strange 2 (DontNod Entertainment/Square Enix).
So many proofs of the abundance and quality of French video game creation, but also, of its diversity, that Jehanne Rousseau, co-founder and CEO of the studio Spiders (Greedfall, The Technomancer), elected “Personnality of the year“, calls for by these words: “Our industry needs diversity. The more different people we have, the more different games we will have“, said she, by receiving her trophy.
2020 Pégases award-winners
- Best video game
- Best indie video game
Night Call (Monkeymoon)
- Best mobile video game
Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
- Best first video game
Un pas fragile (Opal Games)
- Best student video game
Don’t look (Cnam-Enjmin)
- Academy special award (beyond video game)
Alt-Frequencies (Accidental Queens)
- Visual excellence
- Best sound
- Narrative excellence
Life is Strange 2 (DontNod Entertainment/Square Enix)
- Best game design
- Best video game universe
- Best character
- Best operating service
- Best foreign video game
Metro Exodus (4A Games/Koch Media)
- Best indie foreign video game
Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)
- Best mobile video game
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)
- Personnality of the year
Jehanne Rousseau (Spiders studio director)
- Pégase of honor
Yves Guillemot, cofounder and CEO, Ubisoft
L'Institut français promotes independent French video games, in particular through a website dedicated to works and creators, culturegamer.fr, which will be available by mid-2020.
Un pas fragile, rewarded by the “Best first video game“ Pégase, is part of Machines à Bulles, an exhibition, designed by the Institut français, dedicated to innovative comic books
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