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The Witcher 3 Up for Yet Another Game of the Year Award! Get All the SXSW Gaming Award Nominations Right Here!

by on January 25, 2016
 

The accolades for The Witcher 3 continue to roll in for The Witcher 3. Late last year, the amazing, immersive RPG experience took home the Game of the Year and RPG of the Year Awards at the Game Awards 2015. In addition, developer CD Projekt RED took home Developer of the Year for the company’s work on the game. Now, The Witcher 3 has received even more game award nominations for the 2016 South By Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Awards.

The Witcher 3 specifically is up for no less than eight awards for this year’s 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards, including Game of the Year, Excellence in Gameplay, Excellence in Art, Excellence in Narrative and Most Enduring Character with the game’s protagonist, Geralt of Rivia. You can check out the full list of nominees for the 2016 SXSW Gaming Awards below.

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

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