This year’s D.I.C.E summit is taking place in February, and Resogun is among the titles up for the Action Game of the Year Award alongside DmC, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and Dead Rising 3 among others. The PS4 exclusive shooter is a side-scrolling shoot ’em up which was a PS4 launch title via the PlayStation Store and as a free download on PlayStation Plus.
Housemarque issued a statement, in which Ilari Kuittinen, CEO, cited Eugene Jarvis and his work on Defender as an inspiration:
“It’s a great honor to be nominated, especially in the same year when Eugene Jarvis will be given the Pioneer Award. Without his work on Defender, Resogun wouldn’t exist and Housemarque could have gone in a very different direction. Back in the days this genre was all the rage, and we are committed to carry on the legacy of Jarvis and other arcade pioneers like him.”
The awards will be given on the 6th of February after 22,000 members of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences finishes voting. What do you think? Do you want Resogun to win? Let us know in the comments below.