Here are the nominations for The Game Awards 2014

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Producer Geoff Keighley announced the nominees for the first Game Awards, a recently-announced annual award show similar to Spike TV’s Video Game Awards, which Keighley also produced.

The nominations were voted on by a jury of people from 28 publications around the world (though primarily in the United States). Games must have been released by November 25 in order to be eligible for the 2014 awards. The ceremony itself will be broadcast through various web platforms on December 5 at  9pm ET.

Here’s a rundown of all the nominees, by category:

GAME OF THE YEAR

Bayonetta 2
Dark Souls 2
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

Blizzard Entertainment
Monolith Productions
Nintendo
Telltale Games
Ubisoft Montreal

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Broken Age: Act 1
Monument Valley
Shovel Knight
Transistor
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

Bravely Default
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Monument Valley
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Threes!

BEST NARRATIVE

South Park: The Stick of Truth
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Wolf Among Us
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Wolfenstein: The New Order

BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK

Alien: Isolation (Joe Henson and Alexis Smith)
Child of Light (Coeur de pirate)
Destiny (Marty O’Donnell)
Sunset Overdrive (Boris Salchow)
Transistor (Darren Korb)

BEST PERFORMANCE

Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us
Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two
Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth
Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

GAMES FOR CHANGE

Never Alone
The Last of Us: Left Behind
Mountain
This War of Mine
Valiant Hearts: The Great War

BEST SHOOTER

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Destiny
Far Cry 4
Titanfall
Wolfenstein: The New Order

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE

Alien: Isolation
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Bayonetta 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Sunset Overdrive

BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME

Bravely Default
Dark Souls 2
Divinity: Original Sin
Dragon Age: Inquisition
South Park: The Stick of Truth

BEST FIGHTING GAME

Killer Instinct: Season 2
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Ultra Street Fighter 4

BEST FAMILY GAME

Disney Infinity 2.0
Fantasia: Music Evolved 
Mario Kart 8 
Skylanders Trap Team 
Tomodachi Life

BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

FIFA 15 
Forza Horizon 2 
Mario Kart 8
NBA 2K15
Trials Fusion

BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dark Souls 2
Destiny
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Titanfall

BEST REMASTER

Grand Theft Auto 5
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
The Last of Us Remastered 
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Batman: Arkham Knight
Bloodborne
Evolve
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (League of Legends)
Xu “Fy” Linsen (Dota 2)
James “Firebat” Kostesich (Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft)
Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag (Call of Duty)

ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Samsung White (League of Legends)
Evil Geniuses (Dota 2)
Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
Newbee (Dota 2)
Ninjas in Pajamas (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

TRENDING GAMER

Evan “Vanoss” Fong
Jeff Gerstmann
PewDiePie
StampyLongHead
TotalBiscuit

BEST FAN CREATION

“BEST Zelda Rap EVER!!” By Egoraptor
Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
“Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song)” by Tobuscus
Minecraft – Titan City by Colonial Puppet
Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous

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