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Journey & Dishonored lead 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards

Journey & Dishonored lead 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards

Fri 25 Jan 2013 1:23am GMT / 8:23pm EST / 5:23pm PST
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Journey takes six nominations in 13th annual awards

The organizers of the 13th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have announced the final list of nominees. Thatgamecompany's Journey is the clear frontrunner with six nominations, including Best Design, Best Downloadable Game, Best Audio, Best Visual, Innovation and Game of the Year. Arkane Studios' Dishonored comes in a close second place with four nominations, including Best Narrative, Best Visual, Best Design and Game of the Year.

The full list of nominees is below:

Best Audio

Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital)

Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)

Best Debut

Humble Hearts (Dust: An Elysian Tail)

Polytron Corporation (Fez)

Giant Sparrow (The Unfinished Swan)

Subset Games (FTL: Faster Than Light)

Fireproof Games (The Room)

Best Game Design

Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)

Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull)

Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Best Downloadable Game

The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

Spelunky (Derek Yu/Andy Hull)

Trials: Evolution (RedLynx/Microsoft Studios)

Mark Of The Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)

Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Technology

Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment)

Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Treyarch/Activision)

Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Gravity Rush (SCE Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Hero Academy (Robot Entertainment)

Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

The Room (Fireproof Games)

Kid Icarus: Uprising (Sora/Nintendo)

Best Narrative

Spec Ops: The Line (Yager Entertainment/2K Games)

Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts)

Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

Virtue's Last Reward (Chunsoft/Aksys Games)

Best Visual Arts

Borderlands 2 (Gearbox Software/2K Games)

Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)

Innovation

Mark of the Ninja (Klei Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)

Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)

The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/Sony Computer Entertainment)

ZombiU (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)

Game of the Year

Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)

Mass Effect 3 (BioWare/Electronic Arts)

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Journey (Thatgamecompany/Sony Computer Entertainment)

There are also four Special Awards that have yet to be announced. The first three are the Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement awards, whose winners will be announced in the future. The last award is the Audience Award, which will open to an online vote in February. The rest of the winners will be selected by the International Choice Awards Network and revealed at the award ceremony on March 27 at the Moscone Convention Center during the 2013 Game Developers Conference.

1 Comment

Ian Brown
IT Developer / IT Infrastructure

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Excellent to see Xcom get nominated twice. Hopefully it will show publishers that backing a game that doesn't involve a major super power running around the middle east shooting terrorist is still worthy to back.

Gravity Rush is also an excellent game and I'm glad to see it get some recognition.

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