Nominees for Destructoid’s Best World Design of 2014

Best of 2014

[Image credit: Mike Lambert]

If we are the world, then technically this award is for all of us. Pat yourselves on the back. Only 12 games are being nominated, though, and only 1 will be winning the award. But it’s an honor just to be nominated. 

Creating worlds, interactive digital spaces for us to dive into, is one of the strength of games, tying back to that good old feeling, “immersion.” These nominees created coherent or otherwise arresting virtual realities. Alien tension. Sweeping scope. Hot Topic’s vision of punk rock. Southern Gothic magical realism. 

These are Destructoid’s nominees for Best World Design of 2014.

[NOTE: Re-releases of games that contain minimal new content, incomplete products like Steam Early Access titles, and episodic titles that are not fair to asses as stand alone experiences were not eligible for this year’s awards. Due to time constraints, games released in December 2014 were also not eligible.]

[Disclosure: Jim Sterling, former Reviews Editor at Destructoid, did voice work for Jazzpunk. No relationships, personal or professional, were factored into the Game of the Year voting process.]

Steven Hansen