War of Awards: Vote on Games and Impeach Your Friends

You decide the winners!  See the nominees below and come prepared to speak and/or vote!  Know which games you want to support, grab one of our Sharpie markers, and use our pre-printed or blank placards for making your own signs on the fly to wave around so you can gather like-minded voters quickly into one place.  Is that a run-on sentence?  Get over it.  We’ll give you something to run about.  In the meantime, make your predictions at warofawards.org so we have data to share in the show.  Here are the nominees derived exclusively from winners in recognized programs:

ART DIRECTION

Cuphead (DICE Awards, Golden Joystick, The Game Awards, SXSW Gaming, GDC Awards, NAVGTR Awards)

Persona 5 (NAVGTR Awards)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NAVGTR Awards)

Horizon Zero Dawn (SXSW Gaming)

Chuchel (IGF Awards)

AUDIO

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (The Game Awards)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Golden Joystick, GDC Awards)

NieR: Automata (The Game Awards, SXSW Gaming)

Cuphead (DICE Awards, G.A.N.G. Awards)

Super Mario Odyssey (DICE Awards, SXSW Gaming)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (NAVGTR Awards)

Uurnog Uurnlimited (IGF Awards)

CHARACTER/PERFORMER

Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy (Golden Joystick)

Hellblade – Senua (DICE Awards, The Game Awards, NAVGTR Awards)

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Peter Quill (NAVGTR Awards)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Chloe Frazer (G.A.N.G. Awards)

DESIGN

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (DICE Awards, The Game Awards, SXSW Gaming, GDC Awards)

Super Mario Odyssey (NAVGTR Awards)

Horizon Zero Dawn (NAVGTR Awards)

Baba is You (IGF Awards)

NARRATIVE

Horizon Zero Dawn (DICE Awards, Golden Joystick)

What Remains of Edith Finch (The Game Awards, SXSW Gaming, GDC Awards)

Night in the Woods (NAVGTR Awards, IGF Awards)

Persona 5 (NAVGTR Awards)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (G.A.N.G. Awards)

NEW IP/DEBUT

Cuphead (The Game Awards, GDC Awards)

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (The Game Awards)

Horizon Zero Dawn (Golden Joystick, NAVGTR Awards, SXSW Gaming)

Snipperclips (DICE Awards)

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (SXSW Gaming)

Night in the Woods (IGF Awards)

So Let Us Melt (G.A.N.G. Awards)

TRENDING PERSONALITY

Markiplier (Golden Joystick)

Guy Beahm as “Dr. Disrespect” (The Game Awards)

GAME OF THE YEAR

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (DICE Awards, Golden Joystick, The Game Awards, SXSW Gaming, GDC Awards)

Super Mario Odyssey (NAVGTR Awards)

Night in the Woods (IGF Awards)

Panelists

@navgtr [President, NAVGTR], @geoffthehero [Owner, Geoff the Hero LLC], @vrex7 [Owner, Gamer Assault Weekly], @lasberry [CFO, Open Forum Radio], @JustenAndrews [Community Manager, War of Awards], @eclipsemagazine [Editorial Director, Eclipse Magazine]