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Elden Ring and Uma Musume Developers Won at CEDEC Awards 2022

Elden Ring and Uma Musume won CEDEC Awards 2022

CESA has announced the winners of the CEDEC Awards 2022. The development teams of Elden Ring and Uma Musume: Pretty Derby from From Software and Cygames, respectively, have won multiple awards.

The Elden Ring developers won two awards as a group. The team received the Game Design Award for successfully integrating an open world into its Souls series gameplay system. It also won the Visual Arts Award for combining picturesque sceneries with realistic details in its level designs.

From Software’s Hidetada Miyazaki also won the individual Special Award in the CEDEC Awards 2022. The judges noted how the company’s president and game director gathered attention from both game creators and players worldwide. After defining a new genre with Demon’s Souls, Miyazaki released Elden Ring as a compilation with a larger volume than his prior titles.

Meanwhile, Cygames’ Uma Musume development team won the Sound Award for producing a variety of running and cheering sounds to set the ambiance of the game’s races. The Cygames Tech Conference team received the Engineering Award for the clear explanations of its practical application of technology in its titles, including Uma Musume.

The CEDEC Awards is an annual award-giving ceremony held at the Computer Entertainment Developers Conference that took place yearly in Japan. In the 2021 edition, Sucker Punch won two awards for its work on Ghost of Tsushima, while Mark Cerny received the Special Award. The remaining awards went to Edelweiss of Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin fame and Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.

Elden Ring is available worldwide on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. Uma Musume: Pretty Derby is available on iOS and Android mobile devices in Japan.

Kite Stenbuck
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