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Nominees for the 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards

GDC announces the nominees for the 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards.

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Following the announcement of the nominees for the 2018 Independent Games Festival Awards, organizers have revealed the nominees for the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards.

Among the highlights from the nominees,  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn both have a total of six nominations each, including Game of the Year. Meanwhile; Nier: Automata, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Cuphead have each been nominated for three awards.

To qualify for a nomination; the games had to have been released at sometime during the 2017 calendar year. Some of the nominees were also nominated for award by the Independent Games Festival.

The nominees for the Game of the Year are PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Nier: Automata, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Super Mario Odyssey. The Honorable Mentions for the award are Cuphead, What Remains of Edith Finch, Persona 5, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Gorogoa, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and Night in the Woods.

The other nominees for the 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards are as followed:

Best Audio
Cuphead
Nier: Automata
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Horizon Zero Dawn 

Best Debut
Team Cherry with Hollow Knight
Sidebar Games with Golf Story
StudioMDHR with Cuphead
Infinite Fall with Night in the Woods
Jason Roberts / Buried Signal with Gorogoa

Best Design
Super Mario Odyssey
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Nier: Automata 

Best Mobil Game
Reigns: Her Majesty
Hidden Folks
Monument Valley 2
Gorogoa
Bury Me, My Love

Innovation Award
Gorogoa
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
What Remains of Edith Finch
Everything
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Narrative
Night in the Woods
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
What Remains of Edith Finch
Horizon Zero Dawn
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Best Technology
Destiny 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Visual Art
Persona 5
Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Night in the Woods

Best VR/AR Game
Superhot VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Lone Echo
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR 

The 2018 Game Developers Choice Awards will take place alongside the Independent Games Festival Awards on March 21st at the Moscone Convention Center during the Game Developers Conference. The award is open to anyone who has a GDC pass and the event will be live streamed.

8Bit/Digi will be at the 2018 Independent Games Festival Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards. You could also check out our coverage from last years award show.

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