Ryse: Son of Rome, which was released last November for the Xbox One and just last week for PC, received the coveted award for “Best Game Design” at the Animago Awards this past weekend in Postdam, Germany. The Animago Awards seeks to honor the best in digital media, and boasts such fields as “Still”, “Film”, and “Interactive and selects its winner via the deliberation of a jury of experts who then bestow the awards upon the best and brightest in the field.
Ryse, which was also nominated for “Best Trailer/Opener,” was up against a strong field of critically acclaimed games, but still managed to walk away with the prize on its own merits. Ryse attempts to immerse the player in the harsh, and often brutal, world of the Roman Empire through the eyes of a solider as he engages in pitched combat against the scourges of era with brutal accuracy and animation. The PC version of the game expands on the dazzling visual of the Xbox original by using 4K resolution to render the ancient world like never before.
The Animago Awards is held annually and just last year drew over 1,000 entrants from 66 different countries, which are then nominated by a pool of 12 jurors in 10 different categories. For more gaming news, make sure to follow us on Twitter @APGNation.