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 Journey, The Walking Dead  lead D.I.C.E. Awards nominations
Journey, The Walking Dead lead D.I.C.E. Awards nominations
January 14, 2013 | By Mike Rose

January 14, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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Thatgamecompany's Journey, one of Gamasutra's games of the year, has received 11 nominations at this year's D.I.C.E. Awards, while The Walking Dead is up for eight awards.

The awards aims to highlight those video game titles that stood out from the rest in terms of excellence during 2012. The ceremony will take place on February 7 during the D.I.C.E. Summit.

Other titles nominated for multiple awards include Far Cry 3 with seven nominations, Halo 4 with six, and Borderlands 2 and Dishonored with five a piece.

Here's a partial list of the nominees -- the full list can be found on the official website [PDF].

Game of the Year
Borderlands 2 - Gearbox, 2K Games
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
Journey - SCEA, Thatgamecompany
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Firaxis, 2K Games

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Journey - SCEA, Thatgamecompany
Dishonored - Arkane Studios, Bethesda Softworks
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
The Unfinished Swan - SCEA, Giant Sparrow
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Journey - SCEA, Thatgamecompany
Nintendo Land - Nintendo
Sound Shapes - SCEA, Queasy Games
The Unfinished Swan - SCEA, Giant Sparrow
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2 - Gearbox, 2K Games
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft
Halo 4 - 343 Industries, Microsoft Studios
Hitman: Absolution - IO Interactive, Square Enix
Sleeping Dogs - United Front Games, Square Enix

Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft
Darksiders II - Vigil Games, THQ
Dishonored - Arkane Studios, Bethesda Softworks
New Super Mario Bros. Wii U - Nintendo
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games

Mobile Game of the Year
Fairway Solitaire - Big Fish
Hero Academy - Robot Entertainment
Horn - Phosphor Games, Zynga
Rayman Jungle Run - Pastagames, Ubisoft


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