GSAS Alumna Chelsea Hash Wins Best Narrative Prize at 2017 Game Awards

GSAS Alumna Chelsea Hash Wins Best Narrative Prize at 2017 Game Awards

Date posted: 2017-12-08 14:55:30

Electronic Arts alumna Chelsea Hash '06, a writer and technical artist for Giant Sparrow, has won the Best Narrative prize at the prestigious 2017 Game Awards for her work on "What Remains of Edith Finch."  The awards ceremony was held on December 7 in Los Angeles. 

"What Remains of Edith Finch" is an experimental, literary game that tells the story of the Finches, "America's most unfortunate family."  The Finches were plagued by a curse for generations that killed off all the family members.  In the game, players explore the old Finch house, interacting with shrines and memorials to the deceased and learning about their deaths and lives.

"The Game Awards is one of the main industry 'best of the year' events, like the Oscars or Grammies," explains GSAS Director Ben Chang. "Giant Sparrow is a small indie studio in Santa Monica.  It's interesting to note that all the other nominees, though also excellent narrative games, were bigger-budget action blockbusters." 

See Chelsea and the team from Giant Sparrow accept the award here

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