Nominations open for 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards

Industry professionals now able to nominate titles for 13th annual awards show; special Audience Award voting begins February 4.

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Nominations for the 13th annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been opened, with submissions able to be sent in through January 4, event organizers announced today. The awards ceremony itself will take place the evening of March 27, as part of GDC 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Nominations can be submitted through the event's website by any game professional with a registered account at Gamasutra.com. Winners for each category will be chosen by the Game Developers Choice Awards' International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), a group composed of 500 game developers. Additionally, the Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee will decide which games and creators take home Special Awards.

In addition to 10 basic categories and three special awards, the 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards will, for the first time, include a new Audience Award category. This award will be decided up by the audience at large, with voting opening February 4, 2013.

Categories now open for nominations are listed below:

Regular Awards:
· Best Audio
· Best Debut Game
· Best Downloadable Game
· Best Handheld/Mobile Game
· Best Game Design
· Best Narrative
· Best Technology
· Best Visual Arts
· Innovation Award
· Game of the Year
· Audience Award (Voting to open on February 4, 2013)

Special Awards:
· Lifetime Achievement
· Pioneer Award
· Ambassador Award

Discussion

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AnGiTheGamer
AnGiTheGamer

All fine if dishonored and far cry win something, hope walking dead gets some recognition.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Stand-outs for me, were definately Dishonoured & Far Cry 3

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

I predict all the developer-judged entries will be ones that actually deserve recognition, and then, just to demonstrate the fucking retardedness of the majority of gamers, the Audience Award will be for Halo 4 or Black Ops 2.

max-hit
max-hit

Mass Effect 3 for game of the year. ( I haven't played Far Cry 3 yet and XCOM is pretty awesome as well)

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

best add-on 

the witcher 2 assassins of kings enhanced edition

firza91
firza91

game of the year : far cry 3 or dishonored. i fucking hope so 

 

but in 2013 i don't know maybe GTA 5 hehe.....

ADO300
ADO300

dishonored better win an award or 9 xD but the best downlodable title is fucking hard to pick between journey or the walking dead as for handheld game RE:revelations or persona 4 golden should win

wexorian
wexorian

GDC give award games what deserve on other side gamespot giving Undeserved games most times :P

decebal
decebal

To me this is the ultimate leaderboard. 

And I bet The Walking Dead won't win. 

shaninder
shaninder

AC III - Game Of The Year - nough said

fatee
fatee

The biggest category this year will be "Downloadable Games" IMO. With Journey and The Walking Dead alone being an extremely difficult decision.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I like reading what the Game Developers Choice Awards decides on more than most review sites including Gamespot.com.

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@wexorian Erm how about when Gamespot gave demon souls its game of the year award?

shaninder
shaninder

 @decebal i think there is a possibility of TWD winning. i like the game as heaven nd will surely vote it  after AC III. this game is gonna beat "Journey" its a big achievement in itself.