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Tears of Joy: the Emotional Game Awards Nominees Revealed

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Submissions have been made, deadline for entries has come and gone, nominees have been found; the first ever Emotional Game Awards is almost here! Almost, but not quite. Don’t let that stop you from taking a glance at the list below though, as I’m sure at least a couple of the picks will be familiar. And if that’s not the case… well, you’re missing out on some truly great indie (mostly, anyway) games. I mean, Papo & Yo is among them. Papo & Yo! Phew.

February 12th, 2016. Mark your calendar, because on that day, the Emotional Game Awards will be making its online (and TV!) debut. Oh and two days prior, on the 10th, there are games to jam. A game jam. Jam. Games. Something! Ones with a strong emphasis on emotional impact, one way or another, are to be made during this 40-hour (note: not 48), and intent to participate needs to be registered before February 7th. Man, so many dates to remember. Might be best to just present the nominees now, instead of bringing more confusion to the table, so…

(Source: Emotional Game Awards)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Best Emotional Music Game 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)

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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