Game Developers Choice Online Awards organizers have revealed over 125,000 Audience Award votes cast so far, reminding possible voters that award voting is continuing
until September 24th.
After a committed response from many of the players of online games worldwide, there have been 129,700 total votes for this first-ever Audience Award for persistent video games -- and of those, over 67,300 have been email verified by the submitter so far, making them eligible to count.
The winner of the Audience Award will be revealed at the Choice Online Awards ceremony, to be held on the evening of October 7, 2010 as part of the 2010 Game Developers Conference Online
(GDC Online), which is taking place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas October 5-8.
The first-ever Game Developers Choice Online Awards – a sister event to GDC's notable annual Game Developers Choice Awards
in San Francisco – is the first award ceremony honoring the accomplishments of the creators and operators of online games.
Those voting for the Audience Award
simply have to enter the name of the game and a valid email address to receive an email and confirm their vote. They may pick from any currently-operating persistent online game, whether it be a subscription MMO, free-to-play web game title, social network game, or anything else.
With the exception of the Audience and Special Awards, the Game Developers Choice Online Awards is voted by the International Choice Awards Network (ICAN Online), which is an invitation-only group comprised of 400 leading game creators from all parts of the online game industry.
More information about the Game Developers Choice Online Awards is available at the official website
for the awards. GDC Online -- part of UBM TechWeb, as is this website -- takes place in Austin, Texas from October 5-8, 2010. Information about sessions and still-open registration for the show is available at the GDC Online website