Developer of the Year

This team went way above and beyond just releasing a game this year.

Grimmy Winner

Respawn Entertainment - Apex Legends / Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

What even is EA without Respawn in 2019? First, Respawn softened a rough start to the year by taking the industry by storm with Apex Legends. Then, (probably) the entire Star Wars video game partnership with Disney was on the line, and Respawn knocks it out of the park with Jedi: Fallen Order. Delivering the unexpected, under pressure, is exceptional for one studio. Doing it twice in one year is historic.


  • ZA/UM - Disco Elysium
  • Mobius Digital - Outer Wilds

The 2019 Grimmys