Nominees! New York Videogame Critics Circle Awards

Here they are, folks, the New York Videogame Critics Circle Nominees for 2012!

You’ll find out who will win when you come to our Awards Event on February 5. You can learn how to RSVP next week.

NEW YORK VIDEOGAME CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS NOMINEES – 2012 

Big Apple Award for Best Game 

Far Cry 3 from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal
Dishonored from Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios
Journey from Sony and Thatgamecompany
The Walking Dead from Telltale Games
Hitman Absolution from Square Enix and IO Interactive
Max Payne 3 from Rockstar Games
Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment
X Com: Enemy Unknown from 2K Games and Firaxis

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game

Dishonored from Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studios
Max Payne 3 from Rockstar Games
Walking Dead from Telltale Games
Far Cry 3 from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal
The Last Story from Nintendo, Mistwalker and AQ Interactive
Assassin’s Creed III from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal
The Darkness II from 2K Games and Digital Extreme
Papo Y Yo from Sony and Minority Games

Battery Park Award for Best Handheld Console Game 

Frobisher Says from Sony and Honeyslug Ltd.
Gravity Rush from Sony and SCE Japan
Persona IV Golden from Atlus
Sound Shapes from Sony and Queasy Games
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward from Aksys and Chunsoft
Pushmo/Crashmo from Nintendo from Nintendo and Intelligent Systems
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Sofia
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask from Nintendo and Level-5

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 from Actvision and Treyarch
Journey from Sony and Thatgamecompany
Max Payne 3 from Rockstar Games
Darksiders II from 2K Games and Digital Extreme
Sound Shapes from Sony and Queasy Games
Hotline Miami from Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games

The A Train Award for Best Mobile/iOS Game

Rayman Jungle Run from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montpelier
Angry Birds Star Wars from Rovio
Lili from Bitmonster Games
Horn from Zynga and Phosphor games
Middle Manager of Justice from Double Fine Productions and Dracogen
God of Blades from White Whale Games
The Room from Fireproof Games
Girls Like Robots from Adult Swim Digital

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game 

The Walking Dead from Telltale Games
Journey from Sony and thatgamecompany
Mark of the Ninja from Microsoft and Klei Entertainment
Dear Esther from the chineseroom
Hotline Miami from Devolver Digital and Dennaton Games
FTL: Faster Than Light from Subset Games
Guild Wars 2 from NCSoft and ArenaNet
Thomas Was Alone from Mike Bithell
Fez from Polytron

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World 

Amalur, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning from EA, 38 Studios and Big Huge Games
Heckesville, Gravity Rush from Sony and SCE Japan
Rook Islands, Far Cry 3, from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal
Dunwall, Dishonored from Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Games
Fairhaven, Need for Speed: Most Wanted from EA and Criterion Games
All Sectors, FTL, Faster Than Light from Subset Games
Skylands, Skylanders: Giants from Activision and Toys for Bob

Great White Way Award for Best Overall Acting (Combines Male and 
Female Acting) 

Susan Sarandon as Granny Rags in Dishonored
Will Yun Lee as Detective Wei Shen in Sleeping Dogs
Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine in The Walking Dead
Michael Mando as Vaas in Far Cry 3
Dave Eddings as Claptrap in Borderlands 2
Kendrick Lamar as Ghost Lead in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Future Soldier
Jen Taylor as Cortana in Halo 4

Peter Cooper Locomotive Award for Best New Gaming Machine 

Wii U from Nintendo
PlayStation Vita from Sony
Razer Blade from Razer
Sifteo Cubes Interactive Game System from Sifteo
Neo Geo X from SNK Playmore and Tommo

The Central Park Children’s Zoo Awards for Best Kids Game 

Skylanders Giants from Activision and Toys for Bob
Adventure Time from D3 Publisher and Wayforward Studios
Unfinished Swan from Sony and Giant Sparrow
Papo Y Yo from Sony and Minority Games
LEGO: The Lord of the Rings from WBIE and Traveller’s Tales
Rabbids Land from Ubisoft and Ubisoft Paris
Nintendo Land from Nintendo and Nintendo EAD

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