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10th February 2024
Alan Wake 2 Takes Home EIGHT Awards at Arab Game Awards 2023

On January 26th, the Arab Game Awards (AGA) celebrated the unique world of video games with an evening of speeches, awards, and trailers, watched by six million viewers.

It was a fantastic night for Remedy with Alan Wake 2 accumulating an impressive eight awards, winning Best Game, Best Story, Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Performance (Ilkka Villi & Matthew Porretta), Best Visual Design, Best Technical Achievement, Best Game Design, and Best Horror Game

The game received a further four nominations; Fan Favourite (won by Resident Evil 4), Best Sound (Hi-Fi Rush), Best Animation (Hi-Fi Rush), and Best Adventure Game (The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom)

Arab Game Awards (AGA) is the biggest ceremony celebrating video games and their players in the Middle East and North Africa. The jury contains twenty-six local media outlets who voted on the winning adventures. The digital ceremony was broadcast on YouTube to six million players. Check it out on their YouTube channel, or watch the livestream below. 


Best Game Acceptance Speech

Sam Lake: Hello, this is the esteemed Kyle Rowley of Remedy.

Kyle Rowley: And this is the brilliant Sam Lake, also of Remedy

Sam Lake: Thank you, Arab Game Awards, for this overwhelmingly positive response with all of these awards for Alan Wake 2.

Kyle Rowley: Last year had so many amazing games, so to be awarded these awards is a great honour.

Sam Lake: Thank you so much for selecting Alan Wake 2 as the best game of 2023. 


Best Story Acceptance Speech

Clay Murphy: Hello, I'm Clay Murphy. Principle Writer at Remedy Entertainment, and I want to thank the Arab Game Awards for voting Alan Wake 2, Best Story. I'll also like to thank Simon and Molly, all the narrative team, everyone did a great job developing this game. It's such an important project to us and I'm so happy to see that people are playing it and enjoying it, and thank you so much again for voting for us.


Achievement in Directing Acceptance Speech

Kyle Rowley: Hello, everyone at the Arab Game Awards! My name is Kyle Rowley. I'm the Game Director on Alan Wake 2, harking here at Remedy Entertainment. I'd like to thank you on behalf of everyone at the studio for selecting us as the winner for hte Achievement in Directing. Now, this is the first time I'd ever actually been a Game Director on a project like this, so I wouldn't have been able to do it without the help and support from my fellow Game Director, someone you may know or heard of, Sam Lake. And obviously, the rest of the amazing team we have here at Remedy. Being bold, ambitious and taking creative risks is not easy in this industry. It comes with a lot of stress, pressure and uncertainty, but the amazing developers that we have here, that we get to work with every single day, took those creative ideas and turned them into something amazing when developing Alan Wake 2. So I would like to thank you once again on behalf of everyone here at Remedy. I hope you'll have an amazing evening. Thank you. 


Outstanding Performance Acceptance Speech

Ilkka Villi (Physical Actor): Hello, and greetings from Finland. Thank you so much for this great honor which I share with my partner in crime, the other half of Alan Wake, the wonderful Matthew Porretta. And thank you so much Sam Lake and his whole team at Remedy for creating such interesting and rich material for us actors to work on. It really has been a joy all the way. Thanks again, the Arab Game Awards! Have a great night! Kiitos. شكرًا!

Matthew Porretta (Voice Actor): Hello Arab Game Awards and thank you for recognising Ilkka and my work as Alan Wake, it's been an incredible experience. Ilkka and I have been sharing this character for fourteen years and I couldn't ask for a better collaborator. So, as actors we are only as good as the writing that we're given, so I want to acknowledge the writers and say thank you to Sam Lake, Clay Murphy, Tyler Burton-Smith, for giving us such cool stuff to say and do. It takes more than writers and actors to make a game so I also want to thank everybody at Remedy for their creativity and their hard work and their dedication. Lastly, I would like to thank Sam Lake... you all know Sam Lake? Smartly dressed. The hair. Incredible dance moves. I want to thank you for your friendship and for bringing me into the Remedy family and for giving me some of the most creative and artistic moments of my life. Thank you. And thank you, Arab Game Awards. شكرًا. Thank you! 

Best Horror Game

Sam Lake: Hello, Arab Game Awards. This is Sam Lake from Remedy, huge thanks for the award for the Best Horror Game. Alan Wake 2 is our first venture into the horror genre, and we really really wanted to find our spin on this genre. This award means so much to us. Thank you. 

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