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Undertale and Witcher 3 among SXSW nominees

Shortlists are here for awards

The nominations are here for the SXSW Gaming Awards, with prizes ranging from the classic Game Of The Year to the more cutting edge Most Valuable eSports team.

You can see a full list of nominees here, but the big award is of course of Game Of The Year. The titles fighting it out for that honour are:

  • Bloodborne - Sony Computer Entertainment / From Software
  • Fallout 4 - Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios
  • Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain - Konami / Kojima Productions
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox

Another, more unusual award, is Most Fulfilling Crowdfunded Game. The nominations are:

  • Broken Age - Double Fine Productions / Double Fine Productions
  • Kerbal Space Program - Squad / Squad
  • Kingdom Death: Monster - Kingdom Death
  • Pillars of Eternity - Paradox Interactive / Obsidian Entertainment
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox

The Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award was set up to recognise the game that "that best challenges the 'norm' of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay":

  • Emily is Away - Kyle Seeley / Kyle Seeley
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow / Sam Barlow
  • Life Is Strange - Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox

The awards will be hosted on March 19 by Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico and Sťan "Jacksepticeye" William McLoughlin.

"First, congratulations are in order for all of our entrants and finalists. This year we saw a record number of entries and an incredibly diverse set of games," said Justin Burnham, SXSW Gaming Producer.

"This year's show - thanks to the help of our hosts and finalists, is going to be one of the best yet. We can't wait to see which titles take home this year's Awards."

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