Inside, Overwatch & Firewatch lead GDC 2017 Choice Awards nominees!

Head’s up: Organizers have suggested a nominees for a 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, a premier accolades for counterpart approval celebrating a industry’s tip games, studios and developers! 

Tim Schafer, owner of Double Fine Productions, will lapse as horde of a awards uncover for his sixth time, carrying formerly hosted a Choice Awards in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015.

Winners in all fourteen categories, including a new Best VR/AR Game category, will be respected during a Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, holding place on Wednesday, Mar 1st, 2017 during 6:30pm during a San Francisco Moscone Center during a 2017 Game Developers Conference in and with a Independent Games Festival Awards. The ceremonies are accessible to attend for all GDC 2017 pass-holders and will be livestreamed on a GDC’s official Twitch channel.

Leading a container with 6 nominations is Inside, a 2D puzzle-platformer journey grown and published by Playdead, an eccentric developer formed in Denmark. Inside is Playdead’s follow-up to a critically acclaimed debut, Limbo which perceived tip accolades from a IGF in 2010 and again during a Choice Awards in 2011. Inside is a finalist for Best Audio, Best Design, a Innovation Award, Best Narrative, Best Visual Art and Game of a Year.

Also creation an considerable display with 5 nods any are Blizzard Entertainment’s team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch and Campo Santo’s entrance pretension Firewatch, a first-person poser adventure. Blizzard was nominated for Best Audio, Best Design, Best Technology, Best Visual Art and Game of a Year for Overwatch, while Campo Santo perceived nods for Best Debut, a Innovation Award, Best Narrative, Best Visual Art and Game of a Year for Firewatch.

The margin for Game of a Year is dull out by Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, that also picked adult nominations in Best Technology, Best Narrative and Best Visual Art, and Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks’ Dishonored 2, also a hopeful for Best Design.

Additional titles with mixed nominations are id Software and Bethesda Softworks’ first-person shooter IP reboot DOOM (three nominations); Niantic’s free-to-play, location-based protracted existence diversion Pokémon Go (three nominations); EA DICE/Electronic Arts’ World War we desirous first-person shooter Battlefield 1 (two nominations); JAPAN Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment’s long-awaited singular actor action-adventure The Last Guardian (two nominations); Hello Games’ open star and action-adventure presence diversion No Man’s Sky (two nominations); Night School Studio’s account and dialogue-driven abnormal poser graphic-adventure pretension Oxenfree (two nominations); Drool’s fast-paced “rhythm violence” diversion Thumper (two nominations); and Thekla’s 3D diversion set in an open-world filled with healthy and synthetic puzzles, The Witness (two nominations).

To simulate a creativity, dexterity and technological talent within a video diversion growth community, attention professionals from around a universe commission for a awards, giveaway of charge. Any video diversion that was expelled and done publicly accessible during a 2016 calendar year, irrespective of height or smoothness medium, is authorised for assignment for a 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards. Both nominees and winners are comparison by a Game Developers Choice Awards-specific International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), that is an invitation-only organization, comprised of heading diversion creators from all tools of a industry.

The finish list of nominees, including honest mentions, for a 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards is as follows:

BEST AUDIO

  • Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Thumper (Drool)
  • DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)

Honorable Mentions: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Rez Infinite (Monstars / Enhance Games), Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine), Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic), Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)

BEST DEBUT

  • Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter)
  • Campo Santo (Firewatch)
  • ConcernedApe (Stardew Valley)
  • Drool (Thumper)
  • Night School Studio (Oxenfree)

Honorable Mentions: SUPERHOT Team (SUPERHOT), Numinous Games (That Dragon, Cancer), Giant Squid Studios (Abzu), Ghost Town Games (Overcooked), iNK Stories (1979 Revolution: Black Friday)

BEST DESIGN

  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • The Witness (Thekla)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)

Honorable Mentions: Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts), Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Dark Souls III (From Software / Bandai Namco Entertainment), Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic), Hitman (IO Interactive / Square Enix)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Pokémon Go (Niantic)
  • Reigns (Nerial / Devolver Digital)
  • Pokémon Sun/Moon (Game Freak / The Pokémon Company)

Honorable Mentions: Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club), Severed (DrinkBox Studios), Deus Ex: Go (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix), Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD / Nintendo), Imbroglio (Michael Brough), Swap Sword (AP Thomson and Diego Garcia)

INNOVATION AWARD

  • The Witness (Thekla)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
  • Pokemon Go (Niantic)

Honorable Mentions: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT Team), Thumper (Drool), Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games)

BEST NARRATIVE

  • The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)

Honorable Mentions: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games), Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Witcher 3: Blood Wine (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt), Kentucky Route Zero – Act IV (Cardboard Computer), Mafia III (Hangar 13 / 2K Games)

BEST TECHNOLOGY

  • Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Honorable Mentions: Inside (Playdead), Pokemon Go (Niantic), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Witness (Thekla)

BEST VISUAL ART

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic
  • The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Inside (Playdead)

Honorable Mentions: The Witness (Thekla), Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), Abzu (Giant Squid Studios), Thumper (Drool), DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)

BEST VR/AR GAME

  • Rez Infinite (Monstars / Enhance Games)
  • Superhot VR (SUPERHOT Team)
  • Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Pokémon Go (Niantic)
  • Fantastic Contraption (Radial Games / Northway Games)

Honorable Mentions: Thumper (Drool), Superhypercube (Kokoromi / Polytron Corporation), Batman Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Space Pirate Trainer (I-Illusions), The Lab (Valve)

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)

Honorable Mentions: DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks), The Witness (Thekla), Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)

Each year, a Game Developers Choice Awards also commend 3 people with a following Special Awards categories: Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement. The recipients of a special awards will be announced in a nearby future. The Audience Award category, that will be open to all Choice Award finalists, will open for online voting in late January.

For serve details about a 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, check out a GDCA website. For some-more information on GDC 2017, revisit a show’s official website, or allow to unchanging updates via FacebookTwitter, or RSS

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