18th Annual DICE Awards Reveals 2015 Ceremony Nominations; Destiny, Far Cry 4, Shadow of Mordor, and More Up for Game of the Year

on January 15, 2015 10:45 AM

While the end of 2014 brought many big end-of-the-year shows such as The Game Awards from gaming personality Geoff Keighley, the annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain awards group has revealed the nominations for the group’s 18th annual ceremony, celebrating the best of gaming in 2014.

The DICE Awards group revealed its official list of nominations for qualifying games in 2014, with some of last year’s biggest titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of MordorFar Cry 4, and Dragon Age: Inquisition taking in large awards tallies across many categories, while smaller independently-produced titles like TransistorMonument Valley, and The Banner Saga also represented well in the nominations.

The 18th Annual DICE Awards ceremony will tai place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with the event being hosted by comedian Pete Holmes – the full ceremony will be streamed through Twitch on February 5th, 2015 at 10pm ET (7pm PT).

You can check out a list of the major award categories below, and click here to take a look at the full rundown of categories and nominations through DICE:

Game of the Year

  • Destiny (Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc., Developer: Bungie)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: BioWare)
  • Far Cry 4 (Publisher: Ubisoft, Developer: Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, Developer: Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Developer: Monolith Productions)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Lumino City (Publisher: State of Play Games, Developer: State of Play Games)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Developer: Monolith Productions)
  • Monument Valley (Publisher: ustwo, Developer: ustwo)
  • Never Alone (Publisher: E-Line Media, Developer: Upper One Games)
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Publisher: The Astronauts, Developer: The Astronauts)

Adventure Game of the Year

  • inFAMOUS Second Son (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, Developer: Sucker Punch)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Developer: Monolith Productions)
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Publisher: Ubisoft, Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier)
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Publisher: The Astronauts, Developer: The Astronauts)
  • The Wolf Among Us (Publisher: Telltale Games, Developer: Telltale Games)

Action Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc, Developer: Sledgehammer Games)
  • Destiny (Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc, Developer: Bungie)
  • Far Cry 4 (Publisher: Ubisoft, Developer: Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Titanfall (Publisher: Electronic Arts, Developer: Respawn Entertainment)
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order (Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, Developer: MachineGames)

Mobile Game of the Year

  • 80 Days (Publisher: Inkle, Developer: Inkle)
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, Developer: Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Kingdom Rush Origins (Publisher: Armor Games, Developer: Ironhide Game Studio)
  • Monument Valley (Publisher: ustwo, Developer: ustwo)
  • Threes! (Publisher: Sirvo LLC, Developer: Sirvo/Aeiowu/BigGiantCircles)

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • The Banner Saga (Publisher: Versus Evil LLC, Developer: Stoic LLC)
  • Hohokum (Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Developer: Honeyslug)
  • Monument Valley (Publisher: ustwo, Developer: ustwo)
  • Threes! (Publisher: Sirvo LLC, Developer: Sirvo/Aeiowu/BigGiantCircles)
  • Transistor (Publisher: Supergiant Games, Developer: Supergiant Games)
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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.
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