Hades is the first video game ever to win a Hugo Award

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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Acclaimed roguelike Hades has become the first video game in history to win a Hugo Award.

Supergiant’s victory was announced via the Twitter account for Worldcon, or World Science Fiction Convention, which organises and hosts the awards.

The Hugo Awards focus on works from the previous year, putting Hades up against fellow 2020 releases Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Blaseball, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Spiritfarer and The Last of Us: Part 2.

In his acceptance video, Supergiant Games writer and creative director Greg Kasavin said he and the team were “incredibly honoured” to be the first recipient of the

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