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Just Cause 2, Age of Conan Lead Nordic Game Awards Nominees

Indie darlings like Vikings on Trampolines, Jesus vs Dinosaurs and Axe in Face nominated right alongside well-known console games in the fifth annual awards ceremony, taking place this May.
The nominees for the Nordic Game Awards 2011 have been announced, with heavy hitters like Just Cause 2 and Alan Wake rubbing shoulders with indies that include Jesus vs Dinosaurs and Vikings on Trampolines. The awards ceremony -- now in its fifth year -- will take place May 11 and will be hosted by former IGDA executive director Jason Della Rocca, who is "famously known for his Canadian yet Nordic sense of humor," according to the event's organizers. The winners of the four main categories will be chosen by a special awards jury, while the Nordic Indie Sensation award will be chosen by audience participation live at the show. The full list of nominees follows. For more information, head on over to the Nordic Game Awards website. Best Nordic Handheld Game: Axe in Face, By Blue Carrot Design, Denmark Kosmo Spin, by Simogo, Sweden LabyMania, by Amygdala Studios, Denmark Maximus Musicus, by Fancy Pants Global, Iceland Monster Trucks Nitro 2, by RedLynx, Finland Shadow Cities, by Grey Are Labs, Finland The Package, by Rock Pocket AS, Norway World in War, by Fabrication Games/PAN Vision, Sweden Best Artistic Achievement: Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer, by Funcom, Norway Cities in Motion, by Colossal Order, Finland Incursion Incursion Incursion - the character creator, by CCP, Iceland Just Cause 2, by Avalanche, Sweden Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, by IO Interactive, Denmark Kung-Fu Live, by Virtual Air Guitar Company, Finland LIMBO, by Playdead, Denmark Minecraft, by Mojang, Sweden Best Nordic Children’s Game: ABCity, by ABCity, Denmark Flaklypa Grand Prix, by Ravn Studio, Norway Ilomilo, by Southend, Sweden Landit Bandit, by The Bearded Ladies, Sweden Maximus Musicus, by Fancy Pants Global, Iceland Petran planeetta, by Draamaforum, Finland Pets vs. Monsters, by Funcom, Norway Playing History, by Serious Games Interactive, Denmark Best Nordic Game: Age of Conan - Rise of the Godslayer, by Funcom, Norway Alan Wake, by Remedy, Finland Battlefield Bad Company 2, by EA DICE, Sweden B.U.T.T.O.N., by Copenhagen Game Collective, Denmark Dead Nation, by Housemarque, Finland Just Cause 2, by Avalance, Sweden LIMBO, by Playdead, Denmark Vikings of Thule, by Gogogic, Iceland Nordic Indie Sensation: 1916 - Der unbekannte Krieg, by Kriegsgraben und Stormvogel, Denmark Cobalt, by Oxeye Game Studio, Sweden Jesus vs Dinosaurs, by Martin Jonasson and Petri Purho, Sweden & Finland Mobiloid, by Monty Games, Denmark Nimbus, by Noumenon Games, Sweden Paul & Percy, by Mads Peter Vedsten Larsen, Klaus Kabel Kritensen, and Magnus Poppel, Denmark Spirits, by Spaces of Play, Sweden Vikings on Trampolines, by D-Pad Studio, Norway

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