GDC Awards Accepting Noms

Nominations are open for the 5th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, to be presented on March 9 at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. All those directly involved in the development and design of video games are eligible to nominate peers at through Friday, Jan. 14.

The Game Developers Choice Awards categories focus on rewarding and recognizing innovation and excellence in the art of making games, regardless of genre, platform or delivery medium. Awards will be given in the following categories:

Game of the Year

Rookie Studio Award

Original Game Character of the Year

Excellence in Audio

Excellence in Game Design

Excellence in Programming

Excellence in Visual Arts

Excellence in Writing

Game Innovation Spotlights

Lifetime Achievement Award

First Penguin Award

Maverick Award

IGDA Award for Community Contribution

The International Game Developers Association is a non-profit association established by game developers to foster the creation of a worldwide game development community. The IGDA’s mission is to build a community of game developers which leverages the expertise of its members for the betterment of the industry and the development of the art form. For more information on the IGDA, visit or e-mail [email protected]