Help Steam Give Out Their First Video Game Awards

Deep within the Autumn sale lies the ability to nominate your favourite steam games for awards in 2016.

The categories that you may vote for are:

The “Test of Time ” Award

This award is for the game that is just as good today as the day you first played it. Newer games may come out, but it doesn’t matter… you’ll always come back to play this one.

My nomination: Darkest Dungeon – Vell, The Narrator’s just zis guy, you know?

The “I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye” Award

Games are fun. But sometimes games become more than that and touch you in a way you weren’t expecting. This award celebrates the game that blindsided you emotionally. You weren’t expecting to cry. It wasn’t in the plan. But it happened none the less.

My nomination: Ori and the Blind Forest – Ori is one of two games that have seen me shed real tears.

The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award

You have an early day tomorrow. You need to get some sleep, so you’re just going finish one more thing before you decide to tuck in for the night. Just one more. Wait, one more. What’s that you say? It’s 2:30 AM? This award is for the game that keeps you playing late.

My nomination: Stardew Valley – I shouldn’t need to explain this one any more than I already have.

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award

Some games melt your face. Maybe it was a crazy plot twist. Maybe you just got your wisdom teeth removed. Either way, this game BLOWS YOUR MIND.

My nomination: Moirai – It’s free, it’s Australian, and it’s great.

The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award

Some people just need a hug.

My nomination: War for the Overworldbecause I was the villain, and sometimes I just need a hug, you know?

The “Game Within A Game” Award

Kinder Eggs. Peanut Butter Cups. Jelly Donuts. All great things stuffed with other great things. Like a mighty turducken, this award celebrates the best mini-game hidden within another game.

My nomination: Final Fantasy X – because Blitzball, man.

The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award

This title didn’t have a huge marketing machine behind it, but you found it and loved it. Then you told your friends about it. And they loved it. And now that little game that could is about to win an award… but always remember: you totally found it first.

My nomination: Crawl – Okay, it’s not huge yet. But it will be.

The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award

Animals are rad and almost any game is better for including them. However, this game used a farm animal in the best way possible.

My nomination: Braid – Dinosaurs are farm animals, right?

The “We Didn’t Think Of Everything” Award

(*name pending Selection Committee Decision) There are as many great ideas for awards as there are great games to play. And so we turn to the Steam Awards Selection Committee to come up with their own category and nominee. Senior members of the Selection Committee will review the write-in entries and create an entirely new category based on the feedback provided.

My nomination: Mountain for The “What Even Are Video Games?” Award

You can vote by popping onto any game’s Store Page or heading to Steam to get a little more information.

Happy Voting!