Journey Leading The D.I.C.E. Awards With 11 Nominations
The nominees for the annual D.I.C.E. Awards have recently been revealed, and Journey is currently leading the pack with an amazing 11 nominations, including one for Game of the Year.
The Walking Dead is not too far behind Journey with eight nominations, while Far Cry 3 has seven, Halo 4 sits with six, and Borderlands 2 and Dishonored racked up five each. However, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, and also XCOM: Enemy Unknown are in it for Game of the Year.
“As I look at the list of the 2012 finalist games, there is no doubt in my mind that every single nominated title strongly reflects the D.I.C.E. Awards moniker – Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain,” said Martin Rae, the president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
“Across all platforms and through deeply immersive experiences, our industry continues to outdo itself year over year, finding new and interesting ways to evolve and engage audiences.”
The event will happen on February 7 in Las Vegas as a part of the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit.
“The D.I.C.E. Awards are VERY important to me,” said Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist and the host for this year.
“I have been playing video games since there were video games. I hope there is some type of Dovahkiin Shout that will make sure I don’t mess this up. I will find one! If not, I’ll just look like a psychotic, screaming a**hole leading up to the Awards,” he said.
Their award categories are particularly interesting to read because they’re quite technical, so you’ll see exactly where games are being recognised and credited.