The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) has awarded a Hugo award a Hades at the 79th edition of the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), also called DisCon III. How they report from PC Gamer, is the first time the association includes videogames as candidates to win the award that annually recognizes the best works of science fiction and fantasy.
The roguelike action game inspired by Greek mythology developed by Supergiant Games complete with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Blaseball, Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of Us Parte II Y Spiritfarer (Each year works published the year before the Worldcon are awarded).
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! pic.twitter.com/S9bfSp1i8H– Greg Kasavin (askasavin) December 19, 2021
Greg Kasavin, Creative Director and Screenwriter from Hades, wished in a videotaped speech that the WSFS awards continue to offer a place for video games: “We hope that the Hugo Awards continue to recognize the work that is being done in this space.” The Hugo Awards have been focused on literature since their inception in 1953. It wasn’t until 2009 that comics began to be taken into account. In 2012 they added podcasts and videocast to categories.
However, the Award Studies Committee is considering creating a permanent category that rewards the best video game or the best interactive experience. “Since the beginning of 2020, many of us have spent more time playing than we ever expected,” said Colette Fozard, Co-Chair of Discon III, in November 2020. “This award offers fans the opportunity to celebrate games that have been important, enjoyable, and exceptional throughout the previous year. “
There is no permanent Hugo Award category to recognize this interactive form of storytelling with which so many fans of the genre create and engage.
The Hugo Study Committee is also considering Best Game or Interactive Experience as a potential permanent category.
3/3— DisCon III – The 79th Worldcon (@worldcon2021) November 23, 2020
One more award for the recipient Hades
Hades has received numerous awards. He won the award for best game in the BAFTA, in the D.I.C.E. (awarded by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences) and in the Game Developers Choice Awards. In addition, it was nominated for GOTY at The Game Awards 2020 (where it won the awards for best independent game and best action game). In Vandal we picked it as one of the best games of last year.
The title is available at all consoles and on Windows and Mac computers: Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One. It is included in Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass. If you plan to put yourself in the shoes of Zagreo to begin your escape from the underworld, we recommend having our guide at hand.