February 6, 2007 - Today, the nominees for the seventh annual Game Developers Choice Awards were announced, and Okami and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion led the pack with four nominations apiece.
"The GDC derives its authenticity from the developers themselves, who teach and share at the show - the Game Developers Choice Awards is then the natural validation of their collective artistic effort, voted on and awarded to individual game creators," said Jamil Moledina, Executive Director of the Game Developers Conference. "Since the Choice Awards have an open nomination process and reflect the judgment of peers, the awards have earned the highest respect of the community."
Hosted by Tim Schafer (of Psychonauts and Monkey Island fame), The 7th annual Game Developers Awards will take place Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. during this year's Game Developers Conference. Nomination for the award are said to reflect the international development community's opinions. In addition to the voted award categories, special honors will be given for the Lifetime Achievement, First Penguin, Community Contribution, Maverick, and Innovation awards.
The complete list of nominees is as follows:
Gears of War (Epic Games / Microsoft Game Studios)
- Cliff Bleszinski, Michael Capps, Rod Fergusson