24th annual Game Developers Choice Awards nominees revealed

How many wins will Zelda take home?

16 January 2024
by rawmeatcowboy 0
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Game Developers Conference organizers have officially revealed the nominees for the 24th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, and as you probably expect, a number of Switch titles have been included. You can see the complete breakdown of categories and nominees below.

BEST AUDIO

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)

●Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

●Venba (Visai Games)

Honorable Mentions: COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive), Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment), Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix), Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software / Portkey Games), Humanity (tha ltd. and Enhance / Enhance)

BEST DEBUT

●COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)

●Dave the Diver (Mintrocket)

●Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17)

●Venba (Visai Games)

●Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios / Thunderful Publishing)

Honorable Mentions: BattleBit Remastered (SgtOkiDoki, Vilaskis, and TheLiquidHorse / SgtOkiDoki), Party Animals (Recreate Games / Source Technology), Pizza Tower (Tour De Pizza), Planet of Lana (Wishfully Studios / Thunderful), Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical (Summerfall Studios / Humble Games)

BEST DESIGN

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)

●Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17)

●Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Honorable Mentions: Dave the Diver (Mintrocket), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio), Street Fighter 6 (Capcom), Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)

INNOVATION AWARD

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)

●Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

●The Making of Karateka (Digital Eclipse)

Honorable Mentions: Dave the Diver (Mintrocket), Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks), Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios / Thunderful Publishing)

BEST NARRATIVE

●Alan Wake II (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games)

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

●Venba (Visai Games)

Honorable Mentions: Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt), Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17), Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP), Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

●A Space for the Unbound (Mojiken Studio / Toge Productions)

●Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Ubisoft Bordeaux / Ubisoft)

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●Terra Nil (Free Lives / Devolver Digital)

●Venba (Visai Games)

Honorable Mentions: Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP), Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Tchia (Awaceb / Kepler Interactive), Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games / Annapurna Interactive)

BEST TECHNOLOGY

●Alan Wake II (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games)

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

●Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Honorable Mentions: COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive), Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt), Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment), Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix), Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST VISUAL ART

●Alan Wake II (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games)

●COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)

●Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)

●Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Honorable Mentions: Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment), Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17), Lies of P (Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio / Neowiz Games), Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio), Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)

GAME OF THE YEAR

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)

●Dave the Diver (Mintrocket)

●Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17)

●Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Honorable Mentions: Alan Wake II (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games), Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment), Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix), Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio), Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks), Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)

AUDIENCE AWARD

●A Space for the Unbound (Mojiken Studio / Toge Productions)

●Alan Wake II (Remedy Entertainment / Epic Games)

●Assassin’s Creed Mirage (Ubisoft Bordeaux / Ubisoft)

●Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

●COCOON (Geometric Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)

●Dave the Diver (Mintrocket)

●Dredge (Black Salt Games / Team17)

●Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)

●Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda Softworks)

●Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

●Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

●Terra Nil (Free Lives / Devolver Digital)

●The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

●The Making of Karateka (Digital Eclipse)

●Venba (Visai Games)

●Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios / Thunderful Publishing)

The awards themselves won’t be held until March 20th, 2024, so we’ve got some time until we find out the winners. Once the ceremony is held, we’ll be sure to bring you the breakdown of who and what came out on top in each category.

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