Valve Announces The Steam Awards

on November 23, 2016 10:49 PM

It’s awards season, or the start of it at least. And there’s a new kid on the block — The Steam Awards. Yup, for the first time ever, Steam is giving out its own set of awards.

Coming alongside the Steam Fall Sale, Valve is asking users to nominate games for the following categories:

  • The “Test of Time” Award
    • This award is for the game that is just as good today as the day you first played it. Newer games may come out, but it doesn’t matter… you’ll always come back to play this one.
  • The “I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye” Award
    • Games are fun. But sometimes games become more than that, and touch you in a way you weren’t expecting. This award celebrates the game that blindsided you emotionally. You weren’t expecting to cry. It wasn’t in the plan. But it happened none the less.
  • The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award
    • You have an early day tomorrow. You need to get some sleep, so you’re just going finish one more thing before you decide to tuck in for the night. Just one more. Wait, one more. What’s that you say? It’s 2:30 AM? This award is for the game that keeps you playing late.
  • The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award
    • Some games melt your face. Maybe it was a crazy plot twist. Maybe you just got your wisdom teeth removed. Either way, this game BLOWS YOUR MIND.
  • The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award
    • Some people just need a hug.
  • The “Game Within A Game” Award
    • Kinder Eggs. Peanut Butter Cups. Jelly Donuts. All great things stuffed with other great things. Like a mighty turducken, this award celebrates the best mini game hidden within another game.
  • The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award
    • This title didn’t have a huge marketing machine behind it, but you found it and loved it. Then you told your friends about it. And they loved it. And now that little game that could is about to win an award… but always remember: you totally found it first.
  • The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award
    • Animals are rad and almost any game is better for including them. However this game used a farm animal in the best way possible.
  • The “We Didn’t Think Of Everything” Award
    • (*name pending Selection Committee Decision) There are as many great ideas for awards as there are great games to play. And so we turn to the Steam Awards Selection Committee to come up with their own category and nominee. Senior members of the Selection Committee will review the write-in entries and create an entirely new category based on the feedback provided

Additionally, you can earn and level up a special badge for completing the following tasks:

  • Nominate one game
  • Nominate a game in each category
  • Play a game you’ve nominated
  • Review (or update your review) for a game you’ve nominated.

And that’s it folks. So go out there and perform your Steam duty — vote!

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