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Game Developers Choice Award nominees and where to find the games on sale

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It's one thing when gamers and industry people select their Game Of The Year winners, and quite another when peers select theirs, and that's what the prestigious Game Developer Choice Awards are about. "To reflect the creativity, artistry and technological genius within the video game development community, industry professionals from around the world nominate for the awards, free of charge," explains the press release.

Looking at the nominees it's interesting to see that gamers, industry people and developers agree for the most part on the best games of 2016. One of our nominees, Inside, is taking the lead with six nominations, while Overwatch, another title on our GOTY list, was nominated in five categories. 2016 was the year of the Indies, as Firewatch also landed five categories. Pokemon GO, Battlefield 1, and Uncharted 4 all received multiple nominations. Below are all the categories and nominations - the winners will be announced on March 1st.

A lot of the games are also currently on sale - you can find all the GDC Award nominees discounted games in the second section of the article. We've selected only games that are on sale on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Steam and Origin.

GDC: Game Of The Year Nominees

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)

GDC: Best VR/AR Nominees

  • Rez Infinite (Monstars / Enhance Games)
  • Superhot VR (SUPERHOT Team)
  • Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Pokémon Go (Niantic)
  • Fantastic Contraption (Radial Games / Northway Games)

GDC: Best Visual Art Nominees

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
  • The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Inside (Playdead)

GDC: Best Technology Nominees

  • Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

GDC: Best Narrative Nominees

  • The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)

GDC: Innovation Award Nominees

  • The Witness (Thekla)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
  • Pokemon Go (Niantic)

GDC: Best Handheld/Mobile Game Nominees

  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Pokémon Go (Niantic)
  • Reigns (Nerial / Devolver Digital)
  • Pokémon Sun/Moon (Game Freak / The Pokémon Company)

GDC: Best Design Nominees

  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • The Witness (Thekla)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)

GDC: Best Debut Nominees

  • Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter)
  • Campo Santo (Firewatch)
  • ConcernedApe (Stardew Valley)
  • Drool (Thumper)
  • Night School Studio (Oxenfree)

GDC: Best Audio Nominees

  • Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts)
  • Thumper (Drool)
  • DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)

GDC: Games On Sale

  • Battlefield 1: PS4 PSN R629, £27 / PC Origin R599
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End: PS4 PSN R469, £27
  • Dishonored 2:  PS4 PSN R699, £27
  • Overwatch Origins: Xbox R584, $45
  • Firewatch: PS4 PSN R189, £9
  • No Man’s Sky: PS4 PSN R469, £25
  • DOOM: PS4 PSN R329, £20 / Xbox R599, $36
  • Thumper: PS4 PSN R255, £13

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