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2012 Game Developers Choice Online Awards nominees

8:45 PM on 07.26.2012 // Dale North
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Here are the Game Developers Choice Online Awards nominees for this year, chosen by the organizers of the Game Developers Conference Online, set to go down this October in Austin, Texas. These nominees are among the best of this year's online games, from MMOs to social titles. 

MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic looks to be a winner with six noms this year. Hot games like Rift, League of Legends, and Diablo III also makes the list. On the social side, Draw Something, The Sims Social, and MMO Glitch also show up. See the full list of nominees after the jump. 

The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 during GDC Online, which takes place at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas October 9-11.

Which of these nominees did you dig this year? See anything missing?

BEST SOCIAL NETWORK GAME:

  • CastleVille (Zynga Dallas)
  • Rage Of Bahamut (Cygames/Mobage)
  • Draw Something (OMGPOP/Zynga)
  • Empires & Allies (Zynga LA)
  • The Sims Social (Playfish)

 

BEST AUDIO:

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin)
  • Tribes: Ascend (Hi-Rez Studios)
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance (Playdom/Disney)
  • Diablo III (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure World (Zynga Boston)

 

BEST ONLINE GAME DESIGN:

  • Glitch (Tiny Speck)
  • Realm of the Mad God (Wild Shadow Studios/Kabam w/Spry Fox)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin)
  • DragonVale (Backflip Studios)
  • Woodland Heroes (Row Sham Bow)

 

BEST ONLINE VISUAL ARTS:

  • Tera (Bluehole Studio/En Masse)
  • Empires & Allies (Zynga LA)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin)
  • Age of Empires Online (Robot Entertainment & Gas Powered Games)
  • Glitch (Tiny Speck)

 

ONLINE INNOVATION:

  • Journey (thatgamecompany)
  • Realm of the Mad God (Wild Shadow Studios/Kabam w/Spry Fox)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin)
  • DayZ Mod for ArmA II (Dean Hall/Bohemia Interactive)
  • Idle Worship (Idle Games)

 

BEST COMMUNITY RELATIONS*:

  • World of WarCraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Solitaire Blitz (PopCap/EA)
  • World of Tanks (Wargaming.net Belarus)
  • Diamond Dash (Wooga)

 

BEST ONLINE TECHNOLOGY:

  • Diablo III (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin)
  • Indiana Jones Adventure World (Zynga Boston)
  • Tera (Bluehole Studio/En Masse)
  • The Sims Social (Playfish)

 

BEST LIVE GAME*:

  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Rift (Trion Worlds)
  • CityVille (Zynga)
  • World of WarCraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • EVE Online (CCP Games)

 

BEST NEW ONLINE GAME:

  • CastleVille (Zynga Dallas)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin)
  • DragonVale (Backflip Studios)
  • Draw Something (OMGPOP/Zynga)
  • Rage Of Bahamut (Cygames/Mobage)

 




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