The Game Awards 2019 (TGA), titled Games Come Alive, will be held on December 12, 2019, on Friday, in Los Angeles, California, US. It is an annual ceremony that honors the industry’s achievements and advancements made in the following year. The producer and host of the show is Geoff Keighley, a Canadian games journalist, who also worked on Spike Video Game Awards, its predecessor. The event also serves as a place where new games feature their premieres, but also to take an in-depth look at previously announced games and to give honor where it’s due.
This year’s event will be hosted at the Microsoft Theater, in LA, and the list for the games as well as the voting period is open now to all via the official Game Awards site. Users can vote for games but also for some individuals from the industry, nominated in their respective fields. The leading event is naturally the Game of the Year category, which strives to recognize a game that brought absolutely the best experience across all creative and technical fields.
The Game of the Year nominees are:
- CONTROL – Remedy/505 Games
- DEATH STRANDING – Kojima Productions/SIE
- RESIDENT EVIL 2 – Capcom/Capcom
- SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice – From Software/Activision
- Super Smash Bros/ Ultimate – Bandai-Namco/Sota/Nintendo
- The Outer Worlds – Obsidian/Private Division
There are numerous other categories which include the mentioned as well as other games, as this year’s TGA is the biggest so far. Other categories include awards for the best: Action Game, Action/Adventure Game, Art Direction, Audio Design, Community Support, Content Creator of the Year, Esports Coach, Esports Event, Esports Game of the Year, Esports Host, Esports Player, Esports Team, Family Game, Fighting Game, Fresh Indie Game, Game Direction, Games for Impact, Independent Game, Mobile Game, and many others.
Regarding Mobile games, The Games Awards 2019 has five nominees you can vote for now, and they include:
- Call of Duty: Mobile – Timi Studios/Activision
- Grindstone – Capybara Games
- Sayonara Wild Hearts – Simogo/Annapurna
- Sky: Children of the Light – Thatgamecompany
- What The Golf? – Triband
There are also other interesting categories you might want to look into like the category for the best multiplayer game where you can vote on games such as Borderlands 3, Apex Legends, or others. As mentioned, the number of categories is aplenty as this event is currently one of the most important in gaming and is regarded as the “Oscars of the gaming industry”. The Game Awards 2019, Games Come Alive 12.12.2019, is here in less than a month!