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AIAS reveals the 2013 DICE Award nominees list; Journey leads the pack

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Author: JC Marx  

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

In all, 63 games across all platforms are represented, with Journey leading all nominees with 11 nominations, including Game of the Year. Joining Journey in the prestigious Game of the Year category are Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

AIAS reveals the 2013 DICE Award nominees list; Journey leads the pack

While thatgamecompany's PS3-exclusive is the leader, several other titles also garnered multiple nominations, including The Walking Dead with eight, Far Cry 3 with seven, Halo 4 with six, and Borderlands 2 and Dishonored receiving five each.

The AIAS D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, February 7at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV during the 2013 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. According to the presser, "AIAS, in collaboration with media partner Variety, will live stream the Awards on Machinima in its entirety at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET."

The following is a partial list of nominees taken directly from the AIAS press release. For the complete list of Awards categories, finalists, and game maker credits, check out the official PDF through the link below.

Link: http://www.interactive.org/images/awards/16th-Annual-D.I.C.E.-Finalists-For-Web.pdf


Game of the Year

Borderlands 2

• Publisher: 2k Games

• Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: thatgamecompany

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

• Publisher: 2k Games

• Developer: Firaxis Games

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: thatgamecompany

Dishonored

• Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

• Developer: Arkane Studios

Far Cry 3

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

The Unfinished Swan

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

 

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: thatgamecompany

Nintendo Land

• Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.

• Developer: Nintendo

Sound Shapes

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: Queasy Games

The Unfinished Swan

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

 

Action Game of the Year

Borderlands 2

• Publisher: 2k Games

• Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Halo 4

• Publisher: Microsoft Studios

• Developer: 343 Industries

Hitman: Absolution

• Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

• Developer: IO Interactive A/S

Sleeping Dogs

• Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

• Developer: United Front Games

 

Adventure Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed III

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Darksiders II

• Publisher: THQ

• Developer: Vigil Games

Dishonored

• Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

• Developer: Arkane Studios

New Super Mario Bros. Wii U

• Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.

• Developer: Nintendo

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

 

Mobile Game of the Year

Fairway Solitaire

• Publisher: Big Fish

• Developer: Big Fish

Hero Academy

• Publisher: Robot Entertainment

• Developer: Robot Entertainment

Horn

• Publisher: Zynga

• Developer: Phosphor Games Studio

Rayman Jungle Run

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier

Posted on: 01/14/2013 | ? Comments
Tags: 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, DICE, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, AIAS, nominees, list, lista, Journey, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, XCOM, Video Game News
JC Marx

Cutting his gaming teeth at Aladdin's Castle and on the Commodore 64, JC entered into video game journalism in 2008. Helping run GameDynamo as its director is both a dream and a rewarding challenge.

The views of GameDynamo's writers are not necessarily the views of the website as a whole. However, we support freedom of speech and enjoy diverse opinions about video games. Hopefully you do too!


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