Game Developers Conference officials are excited to announce that voting for both the Game Developers Choice Audience Award and the Independent Games Festival Audience Award is open now, and will remain open through next Friday, February 19th at 11:59 PM PT.
These Audience Awards offer the public an opportunity to weigh in and cast a vote for their favorite nominees. Anyone who would like to do so can visit the links below, select the name of the game they’d like to vote for from a list of nominees, and enter a valid email address. Voters will then confirm their vote via email, and have their opinions heard in these prestigious award shows.
Anyone who would like to vote for the GDCA and IGF Audience Awards can cast their votes using the links below. Voters simply need to select the game they are voting for, and enter a valid email address. Email addresses will not be distributed, and organizers will delete your information after the poll has closed.
- Visit this form to cast your vote for the Game Developers Choice Awards’ Audience Award
- Use this form to cast your vote for the Independent Game Festival's Audience Award
Please note: Those who vote will be selecting their Audience Award nominees from the list of finalists for the Game Developers Choice Awards (listed here) and the Independent Games Festival Awards (listed here).
The winners will be announced live during the ceremonies on Wednesday, March 16th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, as part of the historic 30th edition of the Game Developers Conference. The ceremonies will be livestreamed right here on Twitch at 6:30 PM PT beginning with the IGF Awards, and followed by the Choice Awards.
Previous winners of the prestigious GDCA Audience Award include Arkane Studios’ gritty mystical assassin tale Dishonored and Squad’s space exploration sim Kerbal Space Program. IGF Audience Award winners include such classics as Castle Crashers by The Behemoth, Mojang’s Minecraft and, most recently, This War of Mine by 11 bit studios.
The Game Developers Choice Awards are the leading peer-based video game event celebrating the industry’s top games and developers. The IGF Awards honor the most influential, innovative and exemplary projects in independent game development. Each year, both award ceremonies recognize the creativity, artistry and technical genius of the finest developers and games created that year.
GDC 2016 itself will take place March 14-18th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information on GDC 2016, visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.
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