Best New IP of the Year Award

In an industry that thrives on iteration of annual and bi-annual series its refreshing to see a new game emerge and be downright awesome right from the start. Maybe it borrows ideas from other games in the genre, maybe it comes up with completely new mechanics that we’ll be seeing become mainstays of that genre to years to come. Whatever it does, the winner of Best New IP of the Year is a solid game in its own right as well as a promising start to what hopefully becomes a long running series.

And the Winner is Cities Skylines for being bloody awesome!

In the last few years, we’ve seen almost nothing from the city building and management genre save for the disasters Sim City that pissed off the world with it’s poor design and needless DRM masked as on the box features.

Enter Cities Skylines which came out of nowhere and showed the folks over at Maxis how you build a City Sim game that is both friendly to the novice and deep enough for the city management veteran. Since its release in March the game has seen regular updates and patches, as well as an expansion that increases that amount of stuff for the player to do. All of this from a relatively small indie dev team!

Now the runners-up for this award are maybe quite obvious to you, both Bloodborne and Dying Light are new IPS but in my mind are both continuations of the sort of gameplay their creators have already done, that being the Souls series and the Dead Island games. Both BB and DL are great games in their own right, but I felt neither was new enough to be secure the win.


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About PropeRob

All round song and dance man with penchant for quoting Jeeves and Wooster and Toberlone's. Known to drone on about Video Games and geeky bollocks to anyone who can't escape in time.

One response to “Best New IP of the Year Award”

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