Zelda and Horizon Zero Dawn Lead 2018 Game Developer Choice Awards Finalists
Organizers have revealed the nominees for the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Winners in all fourteen categories will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, taking place on March 21st, 2018 at 6:30pm at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2018 Game Developers Conference and held in conjunction with the Independent Games Festival Awards. GDCA will be presided by returning host and industry veteran, Robin Hunicke, a professor of game design at UC Santa Cruz and the co-founder of the indie game studio, Funomena.
Leading the pack are Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games with a total of six nominations each, including Game of the Year. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also received nominations for Best Audio, Design, Innovation, Technology, and Visual Art. Horizon Zero Dawn was additionally nominated for Best Audio, Design, Narrative, Technology and Visual Art.
Other titles receiving multiple nominations include Nier: Automata developed by PlatinumGames, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developed by PUBG Corporation and Cuphead from StudioMDHR, with three nods apiece. Nier: Automata was nominated for Best Audio, Best Design and Game of the Year. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was nominated for Best Design, Innovation Award and Game of the Year. Cuphead received nominations for Best Audio, Best Debut (for StudioMDHR) and Visual Art. The Game of The Year nominees are rounded out by Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo.
The full list of award finalists and honorable mentions can be seen by visit the official GDCA website.