These Are The Games Nominated For The 24th DICE Awards, Including This SEA Title

The DICE Awards games celebration show for 2021 is going to be a thing this 9th April (GMT+8), and with it are the nominees for this year.

First, let’s celebrate the fact that a Southeast Asian-made title made its way into the DICE Awards this year. Coffee Talk, a visual novel we recently elected as one of our best games of 2020, is nominated for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game alongside the following:

  • Hades
  • If Found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Noita

This is very stiff competition, if we’re being frank. But the fact that Toge Productions is nominated is a great cause for celebration, especially for a prestigious game awards show like this that isn’t reliant on shoving our faces with Mountain Dew and Doritos-type ads. Other highlights include:

  • 13 Sentinels nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Story category.
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps showing up in a few more categories, though not to the extent of The Last of Us Part 2 and Hades.
  • The Last of Us Part 2 took two slots in the Outstanding Achievement in Character category.

Nobody’s perfect. The rest of the nominees in their respective categories are below and here.

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing; New Horizons
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • The Last of Us Part 2

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • TLOU 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Action Game of the Year

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Spider-Man Miles Morales
  • Nioh 2

Adventure Game of the Year

  • AC Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Family Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Dreams
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 4
  • Granblue Fantasy Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Them’s Fightin Herds

Racing Game of the Year

  • DIRT 5
  • F1 2020
  • Mario Kart Live

Project CARS 3 isn’t even nominated here. Ouch.

RPG of the Year

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • FFVII Remake
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 21
  • MLB The Show 20
  • NBA 2K21
  • PGA Tour 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Desperados 3
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Monster Train
  • Per Aspera

Where the f*** is Gears Tactics?

Mobile Game of the Year

  • HoloVista
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Little Orpheus
  • Song of Bloom
  • South of the Circle

Online Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War
  • Fall Guys
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Tetris Effect: Connected

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Spiritfarer

Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Eivor Varinsdottir in AC Valhalla
  • Zagreus in Hades
  • Abby in TLOU 2
  • Ellie in TLOU 2
  • Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Carrion
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Little Orpheus
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Pathless

Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design

  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Outstanding Achievement In Story

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • TLOU 2

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • TLOU 2
  • Mario Kart Live
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Immersive Reality Tech Achievement

  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Mario Kart Live
  • Museum of Other Realities
  • Paper Beast
  • Tempest

Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Paper Beast
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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