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DICE Finalists Include Every Game You Would Expect

Finalists for the 19th Annual DICE awards, (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) have been announced by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. The finalists and winners are chosen by people from companies that are members of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. The members list includes basically every gaming company you can name, and some you probably didn’t know existed. The DICE awards and Summit are kind of like the Academy Awards in film. The Summit, which is where the winners will be announced, takes place in February and is generally attended by lots of company bigwigs.

This year’s list includes just about every big name game you can think of as well as some smaller standouts. Here are the big categories:

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt     

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Fallout 4
  • Life is Strange
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale       

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Life is Strange
  • METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider         

Action Game of the Year

  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • HELLDIVERS
  • Just Cause 3
  • Star Wars™ Battlefront
  • Splatoon       

Mobile Game of the Year

  • DomiNations
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • PAC-MAN 256
  • The Room Three       

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award (basically Indie Game)

  • Her Story
  • GALAK-Z
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Rocket League
  • Undertale
Nicole Tanner
Nicole has been lurking around the game industry for 14 years. She’s currently the Managing Editor of Pixelkin.org. Before that, she was an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast.
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Nicole Tanner
Nicole has been lurking around the game industry for 14 years. She's currently the Managing Editor of Pixelkin.org. Before that, she was an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast.

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