“The Walking Dead” continues to eat up pop culture, with the zombie franchise adding Game of the Year to its accolades at Friday night’s Video Game Awards ceremony.
The 2012 Spike Video Games Awards show on Friday night in Culver City, California, handed out two dozen accolades.
“Look, ‘Walking Dead’ fans, this is obviously for you,” creator Robert Kirkman said, according to The Associated Press.
“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 event was for a fourth time hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson.
Telltale Games which produced “The Walking Dead” also won Studio of the Year. “Dead” also won Best Downloadable Game and Best Adapted Video Game.
Actor Melissa Hutchison won for Best Performance by a Human Female for her turn as the survivor, Clementine.
“The headroom right now is in character interaction, and interacting with them in a way in which you’re not shooting them or jumping over them or stepping on their head,” Telltale co-founder Dan Connors told The LA Times.
“Everybody loves a good story. Not everybody loves to blow everything up.”
Here’s the full list:
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)
More from GlobalPost: Video games are big business and only getting bigger