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Best Debut Game Archive

The Best Debut Game Award recognizes the game from any development studio which released its first publicly available title.


12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2012)



  • Supergiant Games (Bastion)
    - Bastion Team
  • Nominees

  • Team Bondi (L.A. Noire)
  • Re-Logic (Terraria)
  • Bioware Austin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
  • Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)


    11th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2011)



  • Minecraft (Mojang)
    - Markus Persson
  • Nominees

  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Darksiders (Vigil Games)
  • Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment)
  • Super Meat Boy (Team Meat)


    10th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2010)



  • Torchlight (Runic Games)
    -Travis Baldree, Max Schaefer, Eric Schaefer, Peter Hu
  • Nominees

  • The Maw (Twisted Pixel)
    - Michael Wilford, Josh Bear
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)
    - Marc Merrill, Brandon Beck
  • Spider: The Secret Of Bryce Manor (Tiger Style)
    - Tiger Style Team
  • Zeno Clash (ACE Team)
    - Andres Bordeu, Carlos Bordeu, Edmundo Bordeu, David Caloguerea


    9th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (2009)



  • LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
  • Nominees
  • Braid (Number None)
  • Sins of a Solar Empire (Ironclad Games)
  • World of Goo (2D Boy)
  • Soul Bubbles (Mekensleep)