And the Nominees for the First-ever Steam Awards Are...
Article by George Norman
On 20 Dec 2016
Back in November, during the Steam Autumn Sale, Valve invited the gaming community to nominate their favorite games for the first-ever Steam Awards. Although Valve was expecting an enthusiastic response, they did not expect to get 15 million nominations. But they did!

Having managed to go over all the nominations, Valve has now revealed the final list of nominations for the inaugural Steam Game Awards. Check it out below.

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The "Villain Most In Need Of A Hug" Award
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry 4
  • Portal 2

The "I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award" Award
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Paladins
  • Starbound
  • Stardew Valley
  • Unturned

The "Test of Time" Award
  • Age of Empires II HD
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Terraria

The "Just 5 More Minutes" Award
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Rocket League
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Fallout 4
  • Terraria

The "Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!" Award
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • DOOM
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The "Game Within A Game Award" Award
  • Garry’s Mod
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Tabletop Simulator
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The "I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye" Award
  • Life Is Strange
  • To the Moon
  • This War of Mine
  • Undertale
  • The Walking Dead

The "Best Use Of A Farm Animal" Award
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Blood and Bacon
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Goat Simulator
  • Stardew Valley

There were supposed to be 9 award categories in all. The 8 awards mentioned above and a 9th write-in category as suggested by the community. "But the response was so overwhelming that one category didn’t seem enough… and so we decided to add not one, but four new awards!" Valve explained.

The "Boom Boom" Award
  • BroForce
  • DOOM
  • Just Cause 3
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Kerbal Space Program

The "Love/Hate Relationship" Award
  • Dark Souls III
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Dota 2
  • Geometry Dash
  • Super Meat Boy

The "Sit Back and Relax" Award
  • ABZU
  • Cities Skylines
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Mini Metro
  • Viridi

The "Better With Friends" Award
  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Gang Beasts
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Magicka

The community decided which games got nominated and the community will decide which games will win. Voting begins on December 22, at 10AM Pacific time. A new category will be available for voting every day until December 30.

The winners of the 2016 Steam Awards will be announced on New Year’s Eve.


UPDATE January 3, 2017: the winners have been announced. They're highlighted in bold.




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