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Saturday, 16th December 2023

GDC Spotlight Awards - 1997


In 1997 Princess Diana died in a car crash, Hong Kong returned under China rule and the stock markets crashed (again). The first Harry Potter book is published in United Kingdom, scientists cloned the first sheep (Dolly) and Microsoft released Interet Explorer 4 (yes, four).

Cinemas were full of people watching Titanic, Men in Black, The Third Element.

The Spotlight Awards was a video game awards event hosted in the 1990s at the GDC (Games Developers Conference) that covered a lot of gaming platforms.

The best video games for 1997 according to the Spotlight awards were: