Listed below are the nominees for the twenty first annual Recreation Builders Alternative Awards

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The finalists for the twenty first Annual Recreation Builders Alternative Awards, the main peer-based online game occasion celebrating the trade’s prime video games and builders, have been revealed right this moment.

Winners in all classes will probably be honored on the Recreation Builders Alternative Awards (GDCA) ceremony, going down on the 2021 Recreation Builders Convention (GDC) on Wednesday, July 21 at 4:30pm and held together with the Impartial Video games Pageant Awards (IGF). The ceremony is out there to look at for all GDC 2021 pass-holders.

The developer-picked nominations are led by a three-way tie between Ghost of Tsushima, Hades and The Final of Us Half II, with six nominations every, carefully adopted by Half-Life: Alyx, which acquired 5 nominations. All 4 of those titles are nominated for the Recreation of the Yr award.

Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima, the attractive open world, action-adventure recreation the place gamers management a samurai that should use the shadows and different less-than-noble methods to save lots of his residence from Mongol invaders, was nominated for six awards: Greatest Audio, Greatest Design, Greatest Narrative, Greatest Know-how, Greatest Visible Artwork and Recreation of the Yr.

Supergiant Video games’ Hades, the fashionable roguelike journey to flee the Greek underworld because the rebellious son of the Greek god Hades, was additionally nominated for six awards: Greatest Audio, Greatest Design, Innovation, Greatest Narrative, Greatest Visible Artwork and Recreation of the Yr.

Naughty Canine’s The Final of Us Half II, which continues the story of the critically acclaimed The Final of Us in a gritty revenge story set in a post-apocalyptic Earth, was additionally nominated for six awards, together with Greatest Audio, Greatest Design, Greatest Narrative, Greatest Know-how, Greatest Visible Artwork and Recreation of the Yr.

Valve’s Half-Life: Alyx, the immersive, genre-bending digital actuality recreation set within the legendary Half-Life sequence, follows carefully behind with 5 awards, together with Greatest Design, Innovation, Greatest Know-how, Greatest VR/AR Recreation and Recreation of the Yr.

Nintendo of America’s cute social sim and city constructing recreation, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, rounds out the titles nominated for Recreation of the Yr, in addition to being nominated for the Greatest Design award.

The ultimate recreation up for greater than two awards is Desires, the intelligent recreation creation system developed by Media Molecule, which is nominated for 3 awards: Innovation, Greatest Know-how and Greatest VR/AR Recreation.

Any online game that was launched and made publicly obtainable through the 2020 calendar yr, regardless of platform or supply medium, is eligible without cost nomination for the 2021 Recreation Builders Alternative Awards. Each nominees and winners are chosen by the Recreation Builders Alternative Awards-specific Worldwide Alternative Awards Community (ICAN), which is an invitation-only group, composed of main recreation creators from all components of the trade.

The all-digital thirty fifth version of GDC will happen from July 19-23, 2021 and have over 400 distinctive periods, together with alternatives for schooling, inspiration, and networking all from the consolation of attendees’ personal desks. The whole record of nominees, together with honorable mentions, for the twenty first annual Recreation Builders Alternative Awards is as follows:

BEST AUDIO

Hades (Supergiant Video games)

The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Doom Everlasting (id Software program / Bethesda Softworks)

Closing Fantasy VII: Remake (Sq. Enix)

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Honorable Mentions: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo EPD/ Nintendo), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Recreation Studios / iam8bit), Fuser (Harmonix Music Techniques / NCsoft)

BEST DEBUT

Phasmophobia (Kinetic Video games)

Umurangi Era (Origame Digital / Playism, Origame Digital)

Carrion (Phobia Recreation Studio / Devolver Digital)

Mortal Shell (Chilly Symmetry / Playstack)

Raji: An Historic Epic (Nodding Heads Video games / Tremendous!Com)

Honorable Mentions: Name of the Sea (Out of the Blue / Uncooked Fury), Röki (Polygon Treehouse / CI Video games), If Discovered… (Dreamfeel / Annapurna Interactive)

BEST DESIGN

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure)

The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Hades (Supergiant Video games)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo EPD/ Nintendo)

Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)

Honorable Mentions: Closing Fantasy VII: Remake (Sq. Enix), Crusader Kings III (Paradox Improvement Studio / Paradox Interactive), Spelunky 2 (Blitworks, Mossmouth / Mossmouth), Desires (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Leisure)

INNOVATION AWARD

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Recreation Studios)

Desires (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)

Fall Guys: Final Knockout (Mediatonic / Devolver Digital)

Hades (Supergiant Video games)

Honorable Mentions: Astro’s Playroom (Sony Japan Studio/Staff Asobi / Sony Interactive Leisure), Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure), The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure), Watch Canine: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)

BEST MOBILE GAME

The Pathless (Big Squid / Annapurna Interactive)

Genshin Affect (miHoYo)

Legends of Runeterra (Riot Video games)

Alba: A Wildlife Journey (ustwo / PID Publishing)      

If Discovered… (Dreamfeel / Annapurna Interactive)

Honorable Mentions: Pokémon Café Combine (Genius Sonority / Nintendo / The Pokémon Firm), Reigns: Past (Nerial / Devolver Digital)

BEST NARRATIVE

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Version (Cardboard Laptop / Annapurna Interactive)

Closing Fantasy VII: Remake (Sq. Enix)

Hades (Supergiant Video games)

The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Honorable Mentions: Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Video games), Half-Life: Alyx (Valve), Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt), If Discovered… (Dreamfeel / Annapurna Interactive), Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Video games / Sony Interactive Leisure), 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Vanillaware / Atlus)

BEST TECHNOLOGY

The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)

Desires (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Recreation Studios)

Honorable Mentions: Closing Fantasy VII: Remake (Sq. Enix), Astro’s Playroom (Sony Japan Studio/Staff Asobi / Sony Interactive Leisure), Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Video games / Sony Interactive Leisure)

BEST VISUAL ART

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Hades (Supergiant Video games)

The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios / Xbox Recreation Studios / iam8bit)

Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)

Honorable Mentions: Closing Fantasy VII: Remake (Sq. Enix), Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Video games), Umurangi Era (Origame Digital / Playism, Origame Digital), Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Video games / Sony Interactive Leisure)

BEST VR/AR GAME

The Strolling Useless: Saints & Sinners (Skydance Interactive)

Paper Beast (Pixel Reef)

Desires (Media Molecule / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)

Star Wars: Squadrons (Motive Studios / Digital Arts)

Honorable Mentions: Phasmophobia (Kinetic Video games), The Room VR: A Darkish Matter (Fireproof Video games), Iron Man VR (Camouflaj / Sony Interactive Leisure), Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Recreation Studios), Till You Fall (Schell Video games)

GAME OF THE YEAR

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo EPD/ Nintendo)

The Final of Us Half II (Naughty Canine / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)

Hades (Supergiant Video games)

Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Interactive Leisure)

Honorable Mentions: Spelunky 2 (Blitworks, Mossmouth / Mossmouth), Doom Everlasting (id Software program / Bethesda Softworks), Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Video games / Sony Interactive Leisure), Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Recreation Studios), Closing Fantasy VII: Remake (Sq. Enix), Genshin influence (miHoYo)

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