Last of Us, Tearaway, Gone Home lead GDC noms

This year’s Game Developers Choice award finalists have been named, and the list is a pretty accurate reflection of just how varied the gaming landscape really was in 2013.

Even the three most-nominated games – with five apiece – cover the spectrum from AAA Blockbuster to handheld stunner to indie darling, with the rest of the list no less diverse.

  • Game of the Year
    Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
    Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
    Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo)
    Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
     
  • Innovation Award
    DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
    Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
    Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
    Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)
    The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
     
  • Best Audio
    BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)
    Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Games)
    Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    Saints Row IV (Volition/Deep Silver)
    Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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  • Best Debut
    Blue Manchu (Card Hunter)
    The Fullbright Company (Gone Home)
    Galactic Cafe (The Stanley Parable)
    Squad (Kerbal Space Program)
    Undead Labs (State Of Decay)
     
  • Best Downloadable Game
    Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (Starbreeze/505 Games)
    Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
    Papers, Please (Lucas Pope)
    Resogun (Housemarque/Sony)
    The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
     
  • Best Design
    Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo)
    Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
     
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game
    DEVICE 6 (Simogo)
    Fire Emblem: Awakening (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
    Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

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  • Best Narrative
    Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons (Starbreeze/505 Games)
    Gone Home (The Fullbright Company)
    The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
    Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
    The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe)
     
  • Best Technology
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
    Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerrilla Games/Sony)
    Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)
     
  • Best Visual Arts
    BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)
    DmC (Ninja Theory/Capcom)
    The Last Of Us (Naughty Dog/Sony)
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch (Level 5/Namco Bandai)
    Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

This year’s Game Developers Choice Awards will be handed out as part of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on March 19th.

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