The annual GDC video game developer conference has published a list of nominees applying for the prestigious GDC Awards 2019 award. The event will be held by the head of Double Fine Productions Tim Scheifer.

This time the organizers of the GDC Awards expanded the list of nominees, presenting the video games worthy of mention. Red Dead Redemption 2 has the most nominations, followed by God of War and Spider-Man. Also,
Celeste and Return of the Obra Dinn is included in the list of exciting indie projects.

The GDC Awards ceremony will take place on March 20th.

Game of the year:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Worth mentioning are: Tetris Effect, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Into the Breach, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Florence, Monster Hunter: World.

Best sound:

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)
  • Worth mentioning are: Beat Saber, Wandersong, Return of the Obra Dinn, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4.

Best debut:

  • Polyarc (Moss)
  • Mountains (Florence)
  • Nomada Studio (Gris)
  • Villa Gorilla (Yoku’s Island Express)
  • Sabotage (The Messenger)
  • Worth mentioning are: Beat Games (Beat Saber), Digital Sun (Moonlighter), Two Point Studios (Two Point Hospital), Okomotive (Far: Lone Sails).

Best design:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Worth mentioning are: Frostpunk, Minit, Return of the Obra Dinn, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Monster Hunter: World.

Best Mobile Game:

  • Alto’s Odyssey (Snowman)
  • Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (Nerial / Devolver Digital)
  • Holedown (Grapefrukt Games)
  • Donut County (Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Worth mentioning are: Furistas Cat Cafe, The Room: Old Sins, Pocket Run Pool, Alphabear 2, Twinfold.

Innovation Award:

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)
  • Worth mentioning are: Minit, Celeste, God of War, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Moss, A Way Out.

The best story:

  • Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Worth mentioning are: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Detroit: Become Human, Celeste, Life is Strange 2, Where is the Water Tastes Like Wine.

Best technologies:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Worth mentioning are: Sea of ​​Thieves, Far Cry 5, Battlefield V, Detroit: Become Human, Return of the Obra Dinn.

Best visual style:

  • Gris (Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Worth mentioning are: Battlefield V, Tetris Effect, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Below.

Best VR / AR game:

  • Budget Cuts (Neat Corporation)
  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)
  • Moss (Polyarc)
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Worth mentioning are: Jurassic World Alive, In Death, Tendar, Firewall Zero Hour, Déraciné.
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