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GDC Online awards finalists announced

Sega's Spiral Knights leads the nominations, Ravenwood Fair, Frontierville and Rift follow

The organisers of GDC Online 11 have announced the finalists for the Game Developers Choice Online Awards.

GDC Online 11 takes place in Austin, Texas from October 10 to 13, with the awards ceremony on the evening of October 12.

The finalists were chosen from a larger group by a committee of 400 industry professionals. Only online games that launched in North America during the last 12 months were eligible.

Three Rings Design's Spiral Knights has the most nominations, appearing in four different categories. It is followed by 6waves Lolapps' Ravenwood Fair, Zynga's Frontierville and Trion Worlds' Rift with three nominations each.

The full list of finalists is below:

  • Best Online Visual Arts
  • DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • Rift (Trion Worlds)
  • Spiral Knights (Three Rings Design/Sega)
  • Dragons Of Atlantis (Kabam)
  • Vindictus (devCAT/Nexon)
  • Best Social Network Game
  • CityVille (Zynga)
  • Gardens Of Time (Playdom)
  • Dragons Of Atlantis (Kabam)
  • FrontierVille (Zynga)
  • Ravenwood Fair (Lolapps)
  • Best Online Game Design
  • Ravenwood Fair (Lolapps)
  • Pocket Frogs (NimbleBit)
  • Zuma Blitz (Popcap)
  • Spiral Knights (Three Rings Design/Sega)
  • FrontierVille (Zynga)
  • Online Innovation
  • Dragon Age Legends (EA2D)
  • Shadow Cities (Grey Area)
  • Empire Avenue (Empire Avenue)
  • Pocket Frogs (NimbleBit)
  • Zombie Lane (Digital Chocolate)
  • Best Online Technology
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming)
  • CityVille (Zynga)
  • DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • Rift (Trion Worlds)
  • Lego Universe Online (The LEGO Group/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Best Community Relations
  • Wizard101 (KingsIsle Entertainment)
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming)
  • Minecraft (Mojang)
  • EA Sports FIFA Superstars (Playfish/EA)
  • World Of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Best Audio For An Online Game
  • Clone Wars Adventures (Sony Online Entertainment)
  • Spiral Knights (Three Rings Design/Sega)
  • Ravenwood Fair (Lolapps)
  • FrontierVille (Zynga)
  • Dragon Age Legends (EA2D)
  • Best New Online Game
  • Rift (Trion Worlds)
  • Gardens Of Time (Playdom)
  • Vindictus (devCAT/Nexon)
  • Spiral Knights (Three Rings Design/Sega)
  • Monster Galaxy (Gaia Online)
  • Best Live Game
  • Wizard101 (KingsIsle Entertainment)
  • Moshi Monsters (Mind Candy)
  • League Of Legends (Riot Games)
  • World Of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Minecraft (Mojang)

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