God of War, RDR2 lead Game Developers Choice Awards Finalists

The 19th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Finalist list includes some of the biggest names of the year, including Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-Man, and God of War.

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The 19th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards is set to take place on March 20 in San Francisco during the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC). As the leading peer-based video game event celebrating the industry’s top games and developers, the Game Developers Choice Awards are akin to video game Oscars. This year, Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 leads all contenders with seven total nominations, trailed by Sony’s God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man, which both secured six total nominations.

A partial list of nominees includes:

GAME OF THE YEAR

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST TECHNOLOGY

Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey  (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)

Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)

God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

INNOVATION AWARD

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)

Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

BEST DEBUT

Polyarc (Moss)

Mountains (Florence)

Nomada Studio (Gris)

Villa Gorilla (Yoku's Island Express)

Sabotage (The Messenger)

BEST AUDIO

Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

BEST NARRATIVE

Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)

God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope / 3909)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

For the full list of categories, nominees, and honorable mentions, check out the official Game Developers Choice Awards website.

The Game Developers Choice Awards will be hosted once again by Tim Schafer, LucasArts industry veteran and founder of Double Fine Productions. The ceremony is open to all GDC 2019 pass-holders and will be stream live to the public on Twitch.

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