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Journey gets 11 nominations for the Oscars of gaming

What do the film Life of Pi and the video game Journey share in common? Both have the same number of nominations for the highest awards of their industry. Journey, developed by Thatgamecompany and published by Sony, received 11 nominations for the 16th Dice Summit Awards, which are like the Oscars of video games. Life of Pi is nominated for 11 Oscars.

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced its nominations today for its awards program at the annual Dice Summit. Meanwhile, Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick will host the video game award show at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Feb. 7. Machinima will live stream the presentation.

A total of 63 games across console, mobile, web, portable, and PC platforms received nominations this year. Journey’s list included Game of the Year. Other Game of the Year nominees are Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The Walking Dead received eight nominations, Far Cry 3 had seven, Halo 4 had six, and Borderlands 2 and Dishonored both received five each.

The following is a partial list of nominees. The complete list of awards categories, finalists, and gamemaker credits is available at the AIAS website.

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. 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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