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A Link Between Worlds is one of the best games to come out in 2013, and has even won Game of the Year awards from critics such as Gamespot. But what do other developers in the video game industry think of the game? The organizers of the Game Developers Choice Awards (GDC Awards) have revealed the games that have made it through the nomination process. All nominations were submitted by members of the game development industry, and A Link Between Worlds managed to make it through the nomination process. Which categories was A Link Between Worlds nominated for? Hit the jump to find out.

A Link Between Worlds is a finalist for two categories: Best Design and Best Handheld/Mobile Game. The game faces some stiff competition under the Best Design category, and is competing against critically renowned games: Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Super Mario 3D World, and Tomb Raider.

A Link Between Worlds also faces competition under the Best Handheld/Mobile Game category, competing against DEVICE 6, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Ridiculous Fishing, and Tearaway. Though it wasn’t a finalist for the Game of the Year award, A Link Between Worlds received an honorable mention under that category.

The final winners will be chosen by the International Choice Awards Network, which is:

“an invitation-only organization comprised of leading game creators from all parts of the industry.”

Because these awards are voted on by members of the game development industry, many critics and members of the press take interest in the GDC Awards; it’s interesting to see what developers think of each others work. The final awards will be presented on March 19 in San Fransisco during the week of the Game Developers Conference.

Do you think that A Link Between Worlds will win the two awards that it was nominated for? Do you agree or disagree with any of the other nominees? Do you think A Link Between Worlds should have been nominated for another award? As always, feel free to let us know in the comments.

Source: Game Informer
Via: Nintendo Everything
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  • Sanguiluna

    I think it’s safe to say “Best Handheld” is a no contest for ALBW, but I have a feeling ALBW’s similarities to ALttP might hinder its chances in the “Best Design” category. Then again, there is something really impressive in Nintendo’s ability to rehash 20+ year old game mechanics and make it feel like a total innovation.