Sixty-three games received nominations from the annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Thatgamecompany’s game Journey leads the pack with an outstanding 11 nominations, including Game of the Year. Other game of the year nominees include: Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Like journey, several games earned multiple nominations. The Walking Dead gets an ego boost with eight nominations, followed by Far Cry 3 with seven nominations. Halo 4’s “master chief” gains six more nominations, and five nominations get handed out to both Borderlands 2 and Dishonored.

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas during the 2013 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2013). The AIAS, in collaboration with media partner Variety, will live stream the Awards on Machinima in its entirety at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET.

 

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Nominations are as follows:

Game of the Year
Borderlands 2

  • Publisher: 2k Games
  • Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft

Journey

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
  • Developer: thatgamecompany

The Walking Dead

  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Developer: Telltale Games

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Publisher: 2k Games
  • Developer: Firaxis Games

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Journey

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
  • Developer: thatgamecompany

Dishonored

  • Publisher:¬†Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Arkane Studios

Far Cry 3

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft

The Unfinished Swan

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
  • Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead

  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Journey

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
  • Developer: thatgamecompany

Nintendo Land

  • Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Developer: Nintendo

Sound Shapes

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
  • Developer: Queasy Games

The Unfinished Swan

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC
  • Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead

  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Developer: Telltale Games

Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2

  • Publisher: 2k Games
  • Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft

Halo 4

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: 343 Industries

Hitman: Absolution

  • Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
  • Developer: IO Interactive A/S

Sleeping Dogs

  • Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.
  • Developer: United Front Games

Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed III

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Ubisoft

Darksiders II

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Developer: Vigil Games

Dishonored

  • Publisher:¬†Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Arkane Studios

New Super Mario Bros. Wii U

  • Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Developer: Nintendo

The Walking Dead

  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Developer: Telltale Games

 

Mobile Game of the Year
Fairway Solitaire

  • Publisher: Big Fish
  • Developer: Big Fish

Hero Academy

  • Publisher: Robot Entertainment
  • Developer: Robot Entertainment

Horn

  • Publisher: Zynga
  • Developer: Phosphor Games Studio

Rayman Jungle Run

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Developer: Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier

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