2017 D.I.C.E. Awards Nominees Announced

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has now announced the full list of nominees for the upcoming 2017 D.I.C.E. Awards.

Spoiler: Uncharted 4 gets nominated a lot.

10 times, in fact – including a nomination for the prestigious Game of the Year.

The 20th D.I.C.E. Awards celebration will be co-hosted by Kinda Funny co-founder Greg Miller, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News.  Academy members will begin voting on Friday 13th January 2017 at 5 PM (PST).

The Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, following the D.I.C.E. Summit.

Todd Howard, the legendary game director of The Elder Scrolls and the Fallout series, will be honoured in the Hall of Fame.

A total of fifty-six games received a D.I.C.E. nomination, from a diverse range of indie and AAA developers.

These are all of the nominations (we’ve also written about who we think should win):

Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Pokemon Go
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Fallout 4.

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Fallout 4.

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • I Expect You to Die
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Owlboy
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Battlefield 1
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Division

The 2016 winner was Rocket League.

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Severed

The 2016 winner was Helldivers.

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Deus Ex Go
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Civilization VI
  • XCOM 2

The 2016 winner was Heroes of the Storm.

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 17
  • Madden NFL 17
  • MLB The Show 16
  • NBA 2K17
  • Steep

The 2016 winner was Rocket League.

RPG/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Dark Souls III
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • The Division
  • World of Warcraft: Legion

The 2016 winner was Fallout 4.

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Driveclub VR

The 2016 winner was Forza Motorsport 6.

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 2
  • Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Street Fighter V

The 2016 winner was Mortal Kombat X.

Family Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rock Band Rivals
  • Super Mario Maker 3DS

The 2016 winner was Super Mario Maker.

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer

The 2016 winner was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Quantum Break
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Star Wars Battlefront.

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Doom
  • Abzu
  • Battlefield 1
  • The Last Guardian
  • Titanfall 2

The 2016 winner was Ori and the Blind Forest.

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Firewatch
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Rise of the Tomb Raider — Lara Croft.

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Battlefield 1
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Ori and the Blind Forest.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Ori and the Blind Forest.

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Superhot
  • That Dragon, Cancer

The 2016 winner was Rocket League.

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The 2016 winner was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

The 2016 winner was Star Wars Battlefront.

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Clash Royale
  • Crashlands
  • Gardenscapes – New Acres
  • Pokemon Go
  • Reigns

The 2016 winner was Fallout Shelter.

For those unable to attend in person, the Awards will be streamed live from 7pm PT/10pm ET via live.interactive.org.

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