Dec 08, 2012 11:09 AM EST | By Juan G. Rodriguez
The episodic point-and-click saga of Lee Everett and the young girl Clementine took home the game of the year award at Spike TV's annual Video Game Awards.
"Look, 'Walking Dead' fans, this is obviously for you," "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman said. "Thank you so much. You guys watch the TV show. You read the comics. You play the video games. You make all this possible."
The Walking Dead is a character driven point-and-click adventure game with little emphasizes on things like puzzle solving and extreme action. The game is focused on story and player choices with those decisions resulting in quick time events.
The Walking Dead also received the awards for best downloadable game and voice actress Melissa Hutchison won best female performance in a video game. Telltale also won studio of the year at the award show
Another big winner for the night was Gearbox's Borderlands took home awards for best shooter and best multi-player game. Voice actor Dameon Clarke won best male performance as villain Handsome Jack and the character of the year went to the robot Claptrap.
Here is Spike TV's full list of winners for the 2012 VGAs:
Game of the Year: The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
Studio of the Year: Telltale Games
Best XBOX 360 Game: Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
Best PS3 Game: Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
Best Wii / Wii-U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
Best PC Game XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games)
Best Handheld / Mobile Game: Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games)
Best Shooter: Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
Best Action Adventure Game: Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
Best RPG: Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
Best Multi-Player Game: Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
Best Individual Sports Game: SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)
Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)
Best Driving Game: Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)
Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus)
Best Adapted Video Game: The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
Best Independent Game: Journey (thatgamecompany)
Best Graphics: Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
Best Song in a Game: "Cities" by Beck (Sound Shapes)
Best Original Score: Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
Best Performance By a Human Male: Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
Best Performance By a Human Female: Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
Best Social Game: You Don't Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)
Best DLC: Dawnguard - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios)
Most Anticipated Game: Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
Check more news from the Spike TV VGAs here. Did you hear that Dark Souls II was announced at the VGAs? Read more here.
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