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Bastion Wins 100+ Awards, Sells More than 500,000 Copies

By Greg Kasavin December 30th, 2011

Well it's been a good year.

First off, this week marked a major milestone for us when Bastion sailed past half a million copies sold.

Recent holiday sales on Steam and Xbox LIVE Arcade put us over the top. We're happy to have this many people playing and to be in a position to make more games on our own terms. When we set out to make Bastion, a sales number like that seemed astronomical to us, so it feels great to have hit that mark. It goes to show that a lot of folks out there like what we're doing and want us to keep going, which is great, because we intend to stick together as a team and do just that.

What's more, we're honored to see Bastion getting plenty of attention in various Game of the Year awards lists across all kinds of different publications including some big old mainstream ones. We wanted to make a memorable game so it's great to see this level of recognition.

Awards for Bastion: Here's a list of the dozens of different publications who've recognized Bastion for various year-end accolades:

Game Developers Choice Awards - Best Debut, Best Downloadable Game

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences - Downloadable Title of the Year

Associated Press – Top 10 Games of the Year

Entertainment Weekly – Best Videogames of 2011

TIME – Top 10 Games of 2011

USA Today – Top 10 Games of 2011

NPR – Ten Best Video Games of 2011

CNN - Top 10 Video Games

Wired – Top 20 Best Games of the Year

Paste Magazine – Game of the Year

Boston Herald - Best Game of 2011

A.V. Club - 10 Best Games of 2011 – Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Video Games of 2011

Spike VGAs – Best Downloadable Game, Best Original Score, Best Song

Inside Gaming Awards - Best Downloadable Game, Best Indie Game, Best Original Score - Best XBLA Game

VentureBeat - Best Indie Games of 2011

Giant Bomb - Best Music, Best Debut Game, Best Downloadable Game, Top 10

TotalBiscuit - #1 Game of 2011

UGO - Best Downloadable Game of the Year

Yahoo - Best Downloadable Game

Game Audio Network Guild - Best Soundtrack (Indie), Rookie of the Year

MSNBC - 5 Great Games for the Art Lover

Game Informer - Best RPG Innovation (The Narrator)

Eurogamer - Games of 2011, Pick

Kill Screen - Best Games of 2011, Pick

Official Xbox Magazine - Best Music

GameSpot - Song of the Year

Joystiq - Top 10 of 2011

Team Xbox - XBLA Game of the Year

Quartertothree – Game of the Year

New York Videogame Critics Circle - Best Music, Best Indie Game

NAVGTR - Original Role-Playing Game, Best Performance in a Comedy

XBLA Fans - Best Audio, Best Visuals

Xbox 360 Achievements - Best Arcade Game

Zero Punctuation - Top 5 of 2011

Electric Playground - Best Downloadable Game

Rock Paper Shotgun - The Games of Christmas

Boy's Life Magazine - Best Downloadable Game

IndieDB - Worldly Award for Best Gameworld, Players Choice Top 10

Gamereactor UK - Digital GOTY, Music of the Year

HorribleNight - Best Downloadable Game, Best Soundtrack, Indie Developer of the Year – Top 10 Indie Games of the Year

The Escapist – 12 Games of Christmas

/v/GA Vidya Gaem Awards - Eargasm Award, Stylish Aesthetics Award, Most Interesting New IP

Reaction Time - Best Downloadable, Best Voice Acting, Best Soundtrack

TrendyGamers - Downloadable GOTY - Best PC Game of 2011

XBLARatings - XBLA Game of the Year

Press X or Die - Game of the Year

Video Game Writers - Best Indie Game - Most Innovative, Best Indie Game, Best Downloadable Game - Best Surprise Indie Darling

Ripten - Best Downloadable Game, Biggest Surprise

Reviews on the Run - Best Downloadable Game

Capsule Computers - Best Downloadable Game - Best Indie Game of the Year - Best New IP, Best Indie Game, Best Indie Developer

TIGSource - Top Indie Game of 2011 (by Community Vote) - RPG of the Year, Most Original Game, Best Downloadable Game

NeoGAF - Digital Distribution Game of the Year

gamrFeed - Best Downloadable Game, Best XBLA Game

The Game Effect - Best Indie Game, Best Original IP, Best Musical Score, Best Story

RPGFan - Best Downloadable RPG - Best XBLA Game

The Thrifty Nerd - Top 10 Games of 2011

Media Kick - Readers Choice, Best Downloadable Game

Kotaku Australia – Readers Choice, Indie Downloadable GOTY

Level Save - Game of the Year Pick

Click Online - Top 7 Pleasant Surprises

Piki Geek - Top 10 Best of the Year

nJoystic - Best Soundtrack

Press2Reset - Best Soundtrack, Best Song

The Sixth Axis - Best Downloadable Game

MiddleEast Gamers - Best Indie Game

The Cross and the Controller - Best Downloadable Game, Best Voice Acting

Kotaku - Pick, Best Game Music of 2011

GamerCrash - Best Soundtrack

Gamercast - Top Downloadable Game

We Got This Covered - Best XBLA/PSN Game

Bishop's Gaming World - Best Soundtrack, Top 10 Games of the Year

Infinite Ammo - Top 10 Games of 2011

Rotorob - Downloadable GOTY

Mash Those Buttons - Best Arcade Game of 2011

Warp Zoned - Best Music

RPG Site - Indie RPG of the Year, Surprise of the Year, Best Soundtrack in a 2011 RPG

Tom's Hardware Turkey - Most Original Game, Best Narrative, Best Original Score

Whew... did we miss anybody? Let us know and we'll update this list accordingly.

Thanks again to all of you for making this a year we'll always remember, and here's to a great 2012.