The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a non-profit media organization, has announced nominations for its 16th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The nominees for GAME OF THE YEAR are:

Dark Souls III
Pokemon Go
Stardew Valley
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

The leader in nominations (19) is Dishonored 2, followed by Uncharted 4 with 16 nods and DOOM with 13 nods.  The Last Guardian received 7 nominations.

Racking six nominations each were Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Forza Horizon 3, Inside, Overwatch, and Quantum Break.

Nominees were determined by 1,195 press voters in 60 competitive categories.  Voters nearly doubled in numbers from last year.

The most nominated games in history (17 or more) are now Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Heavy Rain, Metroid Prime, Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Last of Us.

Five individuals received three nominations each and are waiting to be certified for the official record:

Adam Orth – Adr1ft
Eric Barone – Stardew Valley
Neil Druckmann – Uncharted 4
Phil Kovats – Uncharted 4
Thomas Mitton – Dishonored 2

Notable small budget nominees include Owlboy, Hyper Light Drifter, Stardew Valley, Virginia, The Flame in the Flood, and others.

Top developers are:

19 Arkane Studios
16 Naughty Dog
13 id Software
13 Electronic Arts (EA Canada, DICE, and Tiburon)
12 Ubisoft (Massive, Montreal)

Top publishers are:

34 Sony Interactive Entertainment
32 Bethesda Softworks
18 Electronic Arts (EA, EA Sports)
15 Microsoft Studios
14 Ubisoft

For a complete list of 60 categories and nominees, visit

Winners will be announced March 20, 2017.  Predict winners at

NAVGTR strongly supports the Developer Credit special interest group at to improve crediting practices and help certify award attributions.

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