Organizers of the Game Developers Choice Awards have announced they will be honoring Amy Hennig’s life’s work at the San Francisco-based ceremony this March. Hennig was the creative director and writer of Naughty Dog’s Uncharted game series, writer and director of the Legacy of Kain and Soul Reaver series at Crystal Dynamics, and contributed to Jak and Daxter. Katie Stern, general manager of the Game Developers Conference, called her “a powerful figure in the game world,” and “one of the most influential developers in the games industry.”
Amy Hennig is the last of a distinguished line of GDC Lifetime Award recipients including Tim Schafer, Tim Sweeney, Shigeru Miyamoto, Warren Spector, John Carmack, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Hideo Kojima, Sid Meier, Ken Kutaragi, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk and Peter Molyneux. If you have a GDC 2019 Pass, you can catch the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 6:30pm at the San Francisco Moscone Center. They haven’t officially announced 2019’s nommines, you can check out 2018’s big winners here.