Death Stranding Leads Nominations for GDC Awards, Check Out the Full List Here

Death Stranding Leads Nominations for GDC Awards, Check Out the Full List Here

The full list of nominees for the GDC Awards 2020 have been unveiled, with Death Stranding locking in seven nominations.

The 20th edition of the Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) are coming up quickly and as of today, we now know which games from the past year are in line to earn top honors at the event.

GDC released the full list of nominees for the awards show today and most of the games that are in line to take home some hardware aren’t too surprising. Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding ended up leading the pack in terms of nominations and is up for awards in seven different categories, including Best Audio, Best Design, the Innovation Award, Best Narrative Game, Best Technology, Best Visual Art, and Game of the Year. Other leading nominees include Outer Wilds and Control, both of which received five nominations each. These three aforementioned titles along with Untitled Goose Game and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice make up the slate of games that are up for the GDCA’s biggest award, Game of the Year.

If you’re unfamiliar with the GDCA, it’s the annual award show where the nominees and winners are chosen an organization made up of game creators from across the video game industry. While the event takes place a few months into 2020, only games released in the previous calendar year can be considered for awards. Additionally, and as you might expect, the GDC Awards coincide with the Game Developers Conference (GDC) proper.

You can check out the full list of nominees down below. As for the GDC Awards themselves, the event is set to take place later this year on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 6:30pm PST. As for GDC 2020, it’s set to occur in San Francisco from March 16 through the 20th.

BEST AUDIO

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)

BEST DEBUT

ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)

Mobius Digital (Outer Wilds)

William Chyr Studios (Manifold Garden)

Foam Sword Games (Knights and Bikes)

Chance Agency (Neo Cab)

BEST DESIGN

Baba Is You (Hempuli)

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision Publishing, FromSoftware)

Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

INNOVATION AWARD

Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

Baba Is You (Hempuli)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)

BEST MOBILE GAME

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)

What the Golf? (Triband Productions/The Label Limited)

Grindstone (Capybara Games)

Sky: Children of the Light (thatgamecompany)

Call of Duty: Mobile (TiMi Studios/Activision)

BEST NARRATIVE

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The Outer Worlds (Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division)

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)

BEST TECHNOLOGY

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)

Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

Noita (Nolla Games)

BEST VISUAL ART

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision)

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna Interactive)

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

BEST VR/AR GAME

Vader Immortal (ILMxLAB/Disney)

Blood & Truth (SCEE Studio London/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Asgard’s Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios)

Boneworks (Stress Level Zero)

Pistol Whip (Cloudhead Games)

GAME OF THE YEAR

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Control (Remedy Entertainment/505 Games)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision)

Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)