The 2020 SXSW gaming awards are set for March 15th. With the nominations now revealed, with Remedy Entertainment’s Control and Kojima Productions Death Stranding leading.

The complete list provided below. You can vote starting today until February 23rd via the SXSW Gaming Awards voting page.

2020 SXSW Gaming Awards Nominees

Video Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres.

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Devil May Cry 5 — Capcom

Disco Elysium — ZA/UM

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — FromSoftware / Activision

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Mobile Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a unique gaming experience on any handheld device.

Call of Duty Mobile — TiMi Studios / Activision

Sayonara Wild Hearts — Simogo / Annapurna Interactive

Sky: Children of the Light — thatgamecompany

Where Cards Fall — Snowman

Whispers of a Machine — Clifftop Games / Raw Fury

Tabletop Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and ingenuity of any tabletop game in any genre.

Paladins of the West Kingdom — Renegade Game Studios

Parks — Keymaster Games

Pax Pamir — Wehrlegig Games

Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon — Awaken Realms

Taverns of Tiefenthal — North Star Games

XR Game of the Year

Awarded to the VR game that exemplifies overall excellence in gameplay and design across any VR platform.

Blood & Truth — Sony Interactive Entertainment

No Man’s Sky BEYOND VR — Hello Games

Pistol Whip — Cloudhead Games

The Under Presents — Tender Claws

tori — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America, Inc.

Trending Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that consistently entertained and kept us watching on social platforms with its humor, stories, and more.

Apex Legends — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Borderlands 3 — Gearbox Software / 2K Games

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Pokemon Sword and Shield — Game Freak / The Pokemon Company, Nintendo

Super Mario Maker 2 — Nintendo

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award

Awarded to the game that best challenges the “norm” of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay.

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Disco Elysium — ZA/UM

Knights and Bikes — Foam Sword / Double Fine Productions

Overland — Finji

Sea of Solitude — Jo-Mei Games / Electronic Arts

Most Promising New Intellectual Property

Awarded to a new property that risked creating something fresh and that excelled within its genre or category for the year.

Astral Chain — PlatinumGames / Nintendo

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night — ArtPlay / 505 Games

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Katana ZERO — Askiisoft / Devolver Digital

The Outer Worlds —  Obsidian Entertainment / Private Division

Excellence in Animation

Awarded to the game with the most outstanding animations.

Apex Legends — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

KINGDOM HEARTS III — Square Enix

Luigi’s Mansion 3 — Nintendo

Mortal Kombat 11 — NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Excellence in Art

Awarded to the game with the most expressive and creative artistic style.

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Disco Elysium — ZA/UM

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening — Nintendo

Luigi’s Mansion 3 — Nintendo

Sayonara Wild Hearts — Simogo / Annapurna Interactive

Excellence in Design

Awarded to the game with the best overall design concept and best execution.

Astral Chain — PlatinumGames / Nintendo

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Disco Elysium — ZA/UM

Luigi’s Mansion 3 — Nintendo

Outer Wilds — Mobius Digital / Annapurna Interactive

Excellence in Gameplay

Awarded to the game with the best gameplay mechanics.

Astral Chain — PlatinumGames / Nintendo

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — Infinity Ward / Activision

Devil May Cry 5 — Capcom

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — FromSoftware / Activision

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Excellence in Multiplayer

Awarded to the game with the best player-to-player interaction experience.

Apex Legends — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — Infinity Ward / Activision

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers — Square Enix

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne — Capcom

Mortal Kombat 11 — NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Excellence in Musical Score

Awarded to the game that best exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it progresses the narrative of the game.

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Devil May Cry 5 — Capcom

Disco Elysium — ZA/UM

Outer Wilds — Mobius Digital / Annapurna Interactive

Sayonara Wild Hearts — Simogo / Annapurna Interactive

Excellence in Narrative

Awarded to the game with the best storyline and dialogue.

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Disco Elysium — ZA/UM

Outer Wilds — Mobius Digital / Annapurna Interactive

A Plague Tale: Innocence — Asobo Studio / Focus Home Interactive

Excellence in SFX

Awarded to the game with the most outstanding and impactful sound effects.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — Infinity Ward / Activision

Luigi’s Mansion 3 — Nintendo

Mortal Kombat 11 — NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Resident Evil 2 — Capcom

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Excellence in Technical Achievement

Awarded to the game that pushed the capabilities of technology and programming.

Concrete Genie — Pixelopus / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Devil May Cry 5 — Capcom

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — FromSoftware / Activision

Excellence in Visual Achievement

Awarded to the game with the most well-designed and stunning visuals.

Control — Remedy Entertainment / 505 Games

Death Stranding — Kojima Productions / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Outer Worlds —  Obsidian Entertainment / Private Division

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — FromSoftware / Activision

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