SAN FRANCISCO—Dec. 8, 2010—The 2011 Game Developers Choice Awards, the most prestigious honors in the world of video game development, are now open for nominations through Jan. 4, 2011. In its 11th year of celebrating the top games and developers, the Game Developers Choice Awards will recognize the creativity, artistry and technical genius of leading industry professionals. Awards in 14 categories are open for nominations to games that launched to retail or debuted online during the 2010 calendar year as well as the three special awards, Lifetime Achievement, Pioneer Award and Ambassador Award, which are open to anyone not previously recognized.
Nominations can be submitted by any worldwide game professional, registered with a Gamasutra.com account, simply by voting via the Game Developers Choice Awards website - http://www.gamechoiceawards.com. Finalists will be selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards’ International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), which is a handpicked group comprised of 500 leading game creators from across of the video game industry. Special Award winners are selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee, which includes notable industry veterans from Valve, PopCap, Ubisoft, BioWare, Zynga and more.
The 2010 award categories open for nominations until January 4 th are:
- Best Audio
- Best Debut Game
- Best Downloadable Game
- Best Handheld Game
- Best Game Design
- Best Technology
- Best Visual Arts
- Best Writing
- Best New Social/Online Game
- Innovation Award
- Game of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Pioneer Award
- Ambassador Award
The ceremony, produced in association with the Game Developers Conference® (GDC) and presented by Gamasutra.com and Game Developer Magazine, will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 6:30 pm. The ceremony is held immediately following the Independent Games Festival Awards, and will take place at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.
“Now in its 25th cycle, the Game Developers Conference is excited to celebrate current industry trends while looking forward to the future of gaming, even as we reflect on the past 25 years of game development," said Meggan Scavio, event director of the Game Developers Conference. “The Game Developers Choice Awards will continue to showcase the incredible talent and innovation in videogames from the past year while recognizing industry leaders who have made an indelible impact on game development.”
For more information about the Game Developers Choice Awards or to submit a nomination ballot, visit www.gamechoiceawards.com. For further information and to register for GDC, please visit www.gdconf.com.
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