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GDC 2019 Choice Awards Nominees Revealed

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    The nominees for Game Developers Choice Awards that will be presented at GDC 2019 this year were recently revealed, and they are led by Red Dead Redemption 2, followed by God of War. The nominees were picked out by game developers, and the awards ceremony is set to be held on March 20, 2019 at 6:30pm PT.

     

    Check out the nominees below:

    Best Audio

    Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

    Honorable Mentions: Beat Saber (Beat Games), Wandersong (Greg Lobanov / Humble Bundle), Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909), Battlefield V (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios  / Microsoft Studios)

     

    Best Debut

    Polyarc (Moss)

    Mountains (Florence)

    Nomada Studio (Gris)

    Villa Gorilla (Yoku’s Island Express)

    Sabotage (The Messenger)

    Honorable Mentions: Beat Games (Beat Saber), Digital Sun (Moonlighter), Two Point Studios (Two Point Hospital), Okomotive (Far: Lone Sails)

     

    Best Design

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

    Into the Breach (Subset Games)

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Honorable Mentions: Frostpunk (11 bit studios), Minit (Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann / Devolver Digital), Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909), Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

     

    Best Mobile Game

    Alto’s Odyssey (Snowman)

    Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)

    Reigns: Game of Thrones (Nerial / Devolver Digital)

    Holedown (Grapefrukt Games)

    Donut County (Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive)

    Honorable Mentions: Furistas Cat Cafe (Runaway), The Room: Old Sins (Fireproof Studios), Pocket Run Pool (Zach Gage), Alphabear 2 (Spry Fox), Twinfold (Kenny Sun)

     

    Innovation Award

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)

    Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

    Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

    Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

    Honorable Mentions: Minit (Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann / Devolver Digital), Celeste (Matt Makes Games), God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Moss (Polyarc), A Way Out (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)

     

    Best Narrative

    Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)

    God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    Honorable Mentions: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey  (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft), Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Celeste (Matt Makes Games), Life is Strange 2 (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix), Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (Dim Bulb Games and Serenity Forge / Good Shepherd Entertainment)

     

    Best Technology

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey  (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)

    Forza Horizon 4 (Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games / Microsoft Studios)

    God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    Honorable Mentions: Sea of Thieves (Rare / Microsoft Studios), Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft), Battlefield V (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), Detroit: Become Human(Quantic Dream / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

     

    Best Visual Art

    Gris (Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital)

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    Honorable Mentions: Battlefield V (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance), Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works / Bandai Namco Entertainment),  Assassin’s Creed Odyssey  (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft), Below (Capybara Games)

     

    Best VR / AR Game

    Budget Cuts (Neat Corporation)

    Beat Saber (Beat Games)

    Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

    Moss (Polyarc)

    Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Honorable Mentions: Jurassic World Alive (Ludia), In Death (Sólfar Studios), Tendar (Tender Claws), Firewall Zero Hour (First Contact Entertainment / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Deracine (FromSoftware / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

     

    Game of the Year

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

    Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

    Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

    God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    Honorable Mentions: Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance), Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Bandai Namco Studios & Sora / Nintendo), Into the Breach (Subset Games), Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft), Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive), Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

     

    Furthermore, Amy Hennig, who was formerly a writer and director at Naughty Dog, is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award this year.

     

    Game Developers Conference 2019 is set to be held from March 18-22, 2019 in San Francisco. The Game Developers Choice Awards will be presented on March 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm, and will be streamed via Twitch.

    Alistair Wong
    Very avid gamer with writing tendencies. Fan of Rockman and Pokémon and lots more!

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