Game awards

Celeste developers have found the Game Awards trophy four years after it disappeared

banner Prestige is the key was looking for a cool gaming souvenir the other day, but when he tried to buy a Game Awards trophy online, he got way more than he originally expected.

Having tried for years to buy a Game Award replica like a trinket he could put on his shelf, and having never had any luck, he thought he had finally found one on eBay a few weeks ago. Only this one, oddly, wasn’t a line; as Gamer on PC point out that it was a real Game Awards trophy, which had been presented on stage.

Curious to find out what was going on, Prestige asked where exactly the trophy came from, but the seller of the prize – a retailer that doesn’t normally deal in video game merchandise or collectibles – didn’t. could provide a lot of help. than to say it came from “liquidation sources”. Which suggests that perhaps whoever won the prize had gone bankrupt and the trophy had been seized as part of the shutdown.

Either way, it was a real trophy, something even cooler than the replica he was originally after, so Prestige bid and won:

After receiving it – and having never seen one so “close” before, I was very pleased with the weight of the thing (visible in the video at least) – he was able to instantly determine where it came from. The base of the trophy had the year, category and winner on it and eh.

Celestial was developed by Extremely OK Games, and they are still in business, so Prestige contacted them to let them know he had just purchased their trophy. They were able to partially solve the mystery by saying, surprisingly, that they never got their prize in the first place; although they received it from Ninja live on stage, the show organizers took the trophy back shortly after and said they would send it to them after the show. But never done.

So whoever was responsible for this screwed up somewhere along the way, which meant that for four whole years, Extremely OK Games could say it had won a Game Award and never be able to show it.

Considering he now owned someone else’s prize, Prestige decided to send the trophy to Celeste’s developers, who will reimburse him for the cost of the auction and postage, and send him copies. signed by Celestial in return.