The Game Awards 2023 has unveiled its shortlist, with two games, Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2, leading the pack. Both games have been nominated for eight awards, including the coveted Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, and Best Narrative.
The competition for Best Indie Game is fierce, with Cocoon, Dave the Diver, Dredge, Sea of Stars, and Viewfinder all vying for the title. The Best Game category is equally competitive, with Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 going up against Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
In terms of company representation, Nintendo leads with 15 nominations, followed by Sony with 13, and Xbox, which includes Bethesda and Activision Blizzard, with 10. The Best Adaptation category features nominations for HBO’s The Last of Us, Netflix’s Castlevania: Nocturne, Sony’s Twisted Metal series and Gran Turismo film, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
The Game Awards 2023 will be broadcast on Thursday, December 7th, with fans eagerly anticipating a Grand Theft Auto 6 trailer.
What are The Game Awards?
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors outstanding creative and technical achievements in the video game industry, similar to the way the film industry is celebrated by the Academy Awards.
What is Baldur’s Gate 3?
Baldur’s Gate 3 is a role-playing game developed by Larian Studios. It’s the third installment in the Baldur’s Gate series, based on the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role-playing system.
What is Alan Wake 2?
Alan Wake 2 is an action-adventure game developed by Remedy Entertainment. It’s the sequel to the original Alan Wake game and continues the story of the titular character, a writer who experiences events from his novels occurring in real life.
What is the Game of the Year award?
The Game of the Year award is given to the video game that is considered the best for that particular year. It’s one of the most prestigious awards in the video game industry.
Game of the Year: This award is given to the video game that is considered the best for that particular year.
Best Game Direction: This award is given to a game for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.
Best Narrative: This award is for outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.
Best Indie Game: This award is given to a game made by an independent studio that stands out for its creativity and innovation.
Best Adaptation: This award is given to a game that has been adapted from another medium, such as a book, film, or TV series, and has done so in an exceptional manner.
Best Game: This is another term for the Game of the Year award, given to the best game overall for that year.