Tissues at the ready, the very first Emotional Game Awards Nominees are in

In December, The Game Of Year Awards saw some of 2015’s greatest titles compete against each other for the grandest prize in the video game industry, with CD Projekt RED’s Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming out on top. This February see’s an altogether very different awards ceremony with the first ever Emotional Games Awards taking place, which will be held in Laval on Friday 12th of February. The ceremony will reward the games which bring on the most emotions in players. So get your tissues ready because today saw the nominees announced.

Best Emotional Game Nominees
Beyond Eyes (Tiger&Squid – Team 17 Digital Ltd)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room – Sony)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment – Square Enix Limited)
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) (E-line media)
Ori And The Blind Forest (Moon Studios – Microsoft)

Life Is Strange1Life Is Strange

Best Emotional Artistic Game Achievement Nominees
Beyond Eyes (Tiger&Squid – Team 17 Digital Ltd)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room – Sony)
MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition (Mind Dev Team – Talking about Media)
Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) (E-line media)
Ori And The Blind Forest (Moon Studios – Microsoft)
Sunless Sea ( Failbetter Games)

Never AloneNever Alone

Best Emotional Game Design Nominees
Emily is Away (Kyle Seeley)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment – Square Enix Limited)
Out of sight (ISART Digital)
Papo & Yo (OS X & Linux) (Minority Media Inc)
Star Sky (JMJ Interactive)

Her StoryHer Story

Best Emotional VR Game Nominees
Home is Where One Starts…(David Wehle)
MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition (Mind Dev Team – Talking about Media)
Sens (Red Corner)
The Unknown Photographer (Turbulent – The National Film Board of Canada)

The Unknown PhotographerThe Unknown Photographer

Best Emotional Mobile & Handheld Nominees
Cloud Chasers – Journey of Hope (Blindflug Studios)
Discouraged Workers (Yggdrasil Studio)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Lost in Harmony (Digixart)
Out there (Mi-Clos Studio)
Spirits of Spring (Minority Media Inc)

Cloud Chasers - Journey of HopeCloud Chasers – Journey of Hope

Best Emotional Music Nominees
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room – Sony)
Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment – Square Enix Limited)
Lost in Harmony (Digixart)
Lumini (Speelbars – Rising star games)
Ori And The Blind Forest (Moon Studios – Microsoft)
Void and Meddler (No CVT- Mi-Clos)

rapture1Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Best Emotional Indie Game Nominees
Among the Sleep (Krillbite Studio)
Emily is Away (Kyle Seeley)
Sunless Sea ( Failbetter Games)
That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
Venti Mesi (We are Müesli)
Wheels of Aurelia (Santa Ragione)

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The very first Emotional Game Awards take place on the 12th February in Laval, stay tuned for all of the results from the ceremony.

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Dan has been gaming for nearly 30 years and has survived everything from Nuclear Fallouts to Zombie Outbreaks but his main love is Survival Horror and don't we all know it. Favourite games include Resident Evil and Grand Theft Auto, he can be regularly found cruising the streets of Vice City listening to the classics.

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