Although the year 2016 is def­i­nite­ly over, its games are still being cel­e­brat­ed. The 17th annu­al Game Devel­op­er Choice Awards announced its nom­i­nees and hon­or­able men­tions today.

Game Dev Choice Awards For 2016 Have Been Revealed

Inside took a sur­pris­ing lead, with six nom­i­na­tions, fol­lowed by the not so sur­pris­ing, Over­watch, which was nom­i­nat­ed with five awards. Fire­watch was also nom­i­nat­ed with five, while Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End, only came in with four; but all of the above men­tioned games were nom­i­nat­ed for game of the year.

To even be con­sid­ered a game must be made avail­able to the pub­lic and released dur­ing the 2016 cal­en­dar year. Win­ners and nom­i­nees are cho­sen by the Inter­na­tion­al Choice Awards Net­work (ICAN, and they do have stick­ers with that logo) which is an “invi­ta­tion-only group com­prised lead­ing game cre­ators from all parts of the indus­try.”

For the sixth year run­ning, Tim Schafer (Founder of Dou­ble Fine Prod­ucts) will be host­ing the event. It will be held on March 1st, 2017, in San Fran­cis­co and actu­al­ly part of the. Game Devel­op­ers Con­fer­ences. That con­fer­ence runs until March 3rd, and if you wish to see more on that just click here. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. PT on March 1, and you can see it on Twitch.

Below is the list of the nom­i­nees and hon­or­able men­tions for all cat­e­gories:

17th Annu­al Game Devel­op­ers Choice Awards Nom­i­nees:

Game Of The Year

  • Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment)
  • Over­watch (Bliz­zard Enter­tain­ment)
  • Inside (Play­dead)
  • Dis­hon­ored 2 (Arkane Stu­dios / Bethes­da Soft­works)
  • Fire­watch (Cam­po San­to / Pan­ic)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: Doom (id Soft­ware / Bethes­da Soft­works), The Wit­ness (Thekla), Bat­tle­field 1 (EA DICE / Elec­tron­ic Arts), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Stu­dio / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Titan­fall 2 (Respawn Enter­tain­ment / Elec­tron­ic Arts)

Best Audio

  • Bat­tle­field 1 (EA DICE / Elec­tron­ic Arts)
  • Thumper (Drool)
  • Doom (id Soft­ware / Bethes­da Soft­works)
  • Inside (Play­dead)
  • Over­watch (Bliz­zard Enter­tain­ment)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Rez Infi­nite (Mon­stars / Enhance Games), Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine), Fire­watch (Cam­po San­to / Pan­ic), Dis­hon­ored 2 (Arkane Stu­dios / Bethes­da Soft­works), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Stu­dio / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Titan­fall 2 (Respawn Enter­tain­ment / Elec­tron­ic Arts)

Best Debut

  • Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter)
  • Cam­po San­to (Fire­watch)
  • Con­cernedApe (Stardew Val­ley)
  • Drool (Thumper)
  • Night School Stu­dio (Oxen­free)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: SUPERHOT Team (SUPERHOT), Numi­nous Games (That Drag­on, Can­cer), Giant Squid Stu­dios (Abzu), Ghost Town Games (Over­cooked), iNK Sto­ries (1979 Rev­o­lu­tion: Black Fri­day)

Best Design

  • Over­watch (Bliz­zard Enter­tain­ment)
  • Dis­hon­ored 2 (Arkane Stu­dios / Bethes­da Soft­works)
  • The Wit­ness (Thekla)
  • Inside (Play­dead)
  • Doom (id Soft­ware / Bethes­da Soft­works)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: Titan­fall 2 (Respawn Enter­tain­ment / Elec­tron­ic Arts), Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Dark Souls III (From Soft­ware / Bandai Nam­co Enter­tain­ment), Fire­watch (Cam­po San­to / Pan­ic), Hit­man (IO Inter­ac­tive / Square Enix)

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Super Mario Run (Nin­ten­do EPD / Nin­ten­do)
  • Clash Royale (Super­cell)
  • Poke­mon Go (Niantic)
  • Reigns (Ner­i­al / Devolver Dig­i­tal)
  • Poke­mon Sun/Moon (Game Freak / The Poke­mon Com­pa­ny)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club), Sev­ered (DrinkBox Stu­dios), Deus Ex: Go (Square Enix Mon­tre­al / Square Enix), Fire Emblem Fates (Intel­li­gent Sys­tems and Nin­ten­do SPD / Nin­ten­do), Imbroglio (Michael Brough), Swap Sword (AP Thom­son and Diego Gar­cia)

Inno­va­tion Award

  • The Wit­ness (Thekla)
  • Inside (Play­dead)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hel­lo Games)
  • Fire­watch (Cam­po San­to / Pan­ic)
  • Poke­mon Go (Niantic)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: That Drag­on, Can­cer (Numi­nous Games), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Stu­dio / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Super­hot (Super­hot Team), Thumper (Drool), Quadri­lat­er­al Cow­boy (Blendo Games)

Best Nar­ra­tive

  • The Last Guardian (Japan Stu­dio / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment)
  • Oxen­free (Night School Stu­dio)
  • Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment)
  • Inside (Play­dead)
  • Fire­watch (Cam­po San­to / Pan­ic)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: That Drag­on, Can­cer (Numi­nous Games), Dis­hon­ored 2 (Arkane Stu­dios / Bethes­da Soft­works), The Witch­er 3: Blood & Wine (CD Pro­jekt RED / CD Pro­jekt), Ken­tucky Route Zero — Act IV (Card­board Com­put­er), Mafia III (Hangar 13 / 2K Games)

Best Tech­nol­o­gy

  • Bat­tle­field 1 (EA DICE / Elec­tron­ic Arts)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hel­lo Games)
  • Over­watch (Bliz­zard Enter­tain­ment)
  • Doom (id Soft­ware / Bethes­da Soft­works)
  • Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: Inside (Play­dead), Poke­mon Go (Niantic), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Stu­dio / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Dis­hon­ored 2 (Arkane Stu­dios / Bethes­da Soft­works), The Wit­ness (Thekla)

Best Visu­al Art

  • Fire­watch (Cam­po San­to / Pan­ic)
  • The Last Guardian (Japan Stu­dio / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment)
  • Over­watch (Bliz­zard Enter­tain­ment)
  • Unchart­ed 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment)
  • Inside (Play­dead)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: The Wit­ness (Thekla), Bat­tle­field 1 (EA DICE / Elec­tron­ic Arts), Abzu (Giant Squid Stu­dios), Thumper (Drool), Doom (id Soft­ware / Bethes­da Soft­works)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Rez Infi­nite (Mon­stars / Enhance Games)
  • Super­hot VR (SUPERHOT Team)
  • Job Sim­u­la­tor: The 2050 Archives (Owlche­my Labs)
  • Poke­mon Go (Niantic)
  • Fan­tas­tic Con­trap­tion (Radi­al Games / North­way Games)

Hon­or­able Men­tions: Thumper (Drool), Super­hy­per­cube (Koko­ro­mi / Poly­tron Cor­po­ra­tion), Bat­man Arkham VR (Rock­steady Stu­dios / Warn­er Bros. Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment), Space Pirate Train­er (I-Illu­sions), The Lab (Valve)