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The 11th Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees Announced; Limbo and Red Dead Redemption Lead the Pack

Written on January 13, 2011 by Chris Martin

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Looks like Limbo's on the top of the world right now as it gets the most number of nominations at the 11th Game Developers Choice Awards. Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 get impressive numbers as well.

Independent Game Limbo, along with Red Dead Dedemption and lead this years 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards garnering the most for different categories as they dish out each other in becoming 2010’s best video game.

Limbo, the puzzle platformer game developed by Playdead, took the lion’s share of nominations as it received nods for seven categories including Best Visual Arts, Best Game Design, and .

Not to be left behind, prized stallion and VGA Game of the Year, , gets six nominations as it battles stiff competition for Video Game of the Year. ’s Mass Effect 2 on the other hand grabbed five nominations, including Video Game of the Year too.

The Game Developers Choice Awards will be on March 2nd at 6:30 pm at the Moscone Convention Center during the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. So pick your winning horses ladies and gentlemen. After Limbo’s impressive feat, will Red Dead Redemption still come out on top after a stellar 2010 run? Leave comments below and tell us what you think!

Best Game Design

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
  • Mass Effect 2 (BioWare)
  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)
  • God of War III (SCE Santa Monica)

Innovation

  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Good-Feel & HAL Laboratory)
  • Minecraft (Mojang)
  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Dance Central (Harmonix)

Best Technology

  • Starcraft II (Blizzard)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
  • Mass Effect 2 (BioWare)
  • God of War III (SCE Santa Monica)

Best Handheld Game

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Ready At Dawn/SCE Santa Monica)
  • Cut the Rope (ZeptoLab)
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Kojima Productions)
  • Game Dev Story (Kairosoft)
  • Dragon Quest IX (Level 5)

Best Audio

  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (DICE)
  • Mass Effect 2 (BioWare)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Costume Quest (Double Fine)
  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Super Meat Boy (Team Meat)
  • Minecraft (Mojang)
  • Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment)

Best Writing

  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream)
  • Mass Effect 2 (BioWare)
  • Costume Quest (Double Fine)
  • Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian)

Best Debut Game

  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Darksiders (Vigil Games)
  • Minecraft (Mojang)
  • Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment)
  • Super Meat Boy (Team Meat)

Best Visual Arts

  • God of War III (SCE Santa Monica)
  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)

Game of the Year

  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego)
  • Mass Effect 2 (BioWare)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch)
  • Limbo (Playdead)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)

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