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SXSW Gaming Awards 2016: All nominations in gaming categories

The SXSW Game Awards 2016 have nominated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for Game of the Year!

As if winning Game of the Year at the Game Awards wasn't enough the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been nominated to re-win the title at the SXSW Gaming Awards 2016.

It is up against BloodborneFallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Undertale. Other categories include Tabletop and Mobile Game of the Year, awards for Excellence in Gameplay, Art and Animation as well as awards for Most Valuable Esports Team and Most Entertaining Online Personality.

SXSW will take place, as usual, in Austin, Texas between 11th and 20th March 2016 with the Gaming Awards being held on the 19th in Hilton Austin. The event is completely open to the public and is free so anyone can go and experience the ceremony.

This is the full list of categories and nominees but for more info head over to the official SXSW website.

Game of the Year
  • Bloodborne – Sony Computer Entertainment / From Software
  • Fallout 4 – Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Konami / Kojima Productions
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
  • Undertale – Toby Fox / Toby Fox
Tabletop Game of the Year
  • Above and Below - Red Raven Games
  • Blood Rage - CoolMiniOrNot
  • Codenames - Czech Games
  • Lanterns: The Harvest Festival - Renegade Game Studios
  • Pandemic Legacy - Z-Man Games
Mobile Game of the Year
  • Downwell - Devolver Digital / Moppin
  • Fallout Shelter - Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow / Sam Barlow
  • Lara Croft GO - Square Enix / Square Enix Montreal
  • SteamWorld Heist - Image and Form International AB / Image and Form International AB
Excellence in Gameplay
  • Bloodborne - Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Konami / Kojima Productions
  • Rocket League - Psyonix / Psyonix
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox
Excellence in Art
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Ubisoft / Ubisoft Quebec
  • Bloodborne - Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware
  • Ori & the Blind Forest - Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
  • Yoshi's Woolly World - Nintendo / Good-Feel
Excellence in Animation
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Ubisoft / Ubisoft Quebec
  • Batman: Arkham Knight - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios
  • Ori & the Blind Forest - Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics
  • The Order: 1886 - Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready at Dawn
Excellence in Technical Achievement
  • Fallout 4 - Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios
  • Just Cause 3 - Square Enix / Avalanche Studios
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Konami / Kojima Productions
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
  • Until Dawn - Sony Computer Entertainment / Supermassive Games
Excellence in Visual Achievement
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - Sony Computer Entertainment / The Chinese Room
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics
  • Star Wars Battlefront - Electronic Arts / EA DICE
  • The Order: 1886 - Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready at Dawn
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
Excellence in Narrative
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow / Sam Barlow
  • Life Is Strange - Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment
  • SOMA - Frictional Games / Frictional Games
  • Tales from the Borderlands - Telltale Games / Telltale Games
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
Excellence in Design
  • Bloodborne - Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware
  • Fallout 4 - Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Konami / Kojima Productions
  • Rocket League - Psyonix / Psyonix
  • Super Mario Maker - Nintendo / Nintendo
Excellence in SFX
  • Bloodborne - Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider - Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics
  • Star Wars Battlefront - Electronic Arts / EA DICE
  • The Order: 1886 - Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready at Dawn
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal
Excellence in Musical Score
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer - Klei Entertainment / Brace Yourself Games
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - Sony Computer Entertainment / The Chinese Room
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Konami / Kojima Productions
  • Ori & the Blind Forest - Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt / CD Projekt RED
Excellence in Multiplayer
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III - Activision / Treyarch
  • Halo 5: Guardians - Microsoft Studios / 343 Industries
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime - Asteroid Base / Asteroid Base
  • Rocket League - Psyonix / Psyonix
  • Splatoon - Nintendo / Nintendo
Excellence in Convergence
  • Batman: Arkham Knight - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition - Disney Interactive Studios / Avalanche Software
  • Guitar Hero Live - Activision - FreeStyle Games
  • Rock Band 4 - Mad Catz / Harmonix
  • Star Wars Battlefront - Electronic Arts / EA DICE
Most Enduring Character
  • Geralt - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Hannah Smith - Her Story
  • Joker - Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Lara Croft - Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Ori - Ori & the Blind Forest
Most Valuable Esports Team
  • Cloud9
  • Counter Logic
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Team Archon
  • Team EnVyUs
Most Entertaining Online Personality
  • Angry Joe - The Angry Joe Show
  • Greg Miller - Kinda Funny
  • Markiplier
  • PewDiePie
  • Tim Schafer - Double Fine Adventure Documentary Series
Most Fulfilling Crowdfunded Game
  • Broken Age - Double Fine Productions / Double Fine Productions
  • Kerbal Space Program - Squad / Squad
  • Kingdom Death: Monster - Kingdom Death
  • Pillars of Eternity - Paradox Interactive / Obsidian Entertainment
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox
Most Promising New Intellectual Property
  • Bloodborne - Sony Computer Entertainment / FromSoftware
  • Life Is Strange - Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment
  • Ori & the Blind Forest - Microsoft Studios / Moon Studios
  • Splatoon - Nintendo / Nintendo
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox
Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award
  • Emily is Away - Kyle Seeley / Kyle Seeley
  • Everybody's Gone to the Rapture - The Chinese Room / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Her Story - Sam Barlow / Sam Barlow
  • Life Is Strange - Square Enix / Dontnod Entertainment
  • Undertale - Toby Fox / Toby Fox
Published Jan. 27th 2016

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