The 2010 Game Developers Choice Awards are now open for nominations through January 4, 2010.
This year the Game Developers Choice Awards has adopted a new voting methodology. Nominations for honoring the best games and developers, can be submitted via the Game Developers Choice Awards website.
Category finalists and Special Award winners are selected by the 15 person-strong Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee, including notable industry veterans from Harmonix, Valve, PopCap, Ubisoft, BioWare, and more.
Starting this year, winners are now being selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards-specific International Choice Awards Network (ICAN), which is a new invitation-only group comprised of 500 leading game creators from all parts of the video game industry. Choice Awards organizers believe that, along with their goal of having the most focused, impartial awards in the game industry, this additional voting transparency will further boost the awards’ reputation.
The 2010 award categories open for nominations to any member of the video game community until January 4th, combining both Regular and Special Award nominations, are:
- Best Audio
- Best Debut Game
- Best Downloadable Game
- Best Handheld Game
- Best Game Design
- Best Technology
- Best Visual Arts
- Best Writing
- Innovation Award
- Game of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement
- Pioneer Award
- Ambassador Award
“Since its inception in 2001, the Game Developers Choice Awards have come to represent one of the highest honors in game development,” said Meggan Scavio, event director of the Game Developers Conference.
“We’re humbled by the incredible talent that is showcased in the awards, and consistently awed by the amazing gameplay experiences we see every year. I can’t wait to see what games the development community will be honoring on March 11th.”