The Steam Awards 2019 | Nominate Your Favorite Games
The Steam Awards 2019 is just around the corner and Valve is calling upon the Steam Award Selection Committee for the final lineup of nominees. The committee is actually all of the Steam users out there!
For this year’s awards, there are 8 categories available. Most of the awards are easily understandable but some would need an explanation. One of which is “The Best Game You Suck At Award”, the games that would fit in this category are those that were able to test your limits as well as your keyboard and mouse or controller as they usually take a beating when your patience is tested.
We have for you below all the categories as well as the descriptions of Steam for each one.
The Game of the Year Award
Maybe it was its immersive gameplay, or its gripping story… its well-crafted characters, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer. Whatever the reason, the winner of 2019’s Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
The VR Game of the Year Award
When it comes to breaking new ground in games, there is no greater pace of advancement than in VR. If we had our way, all VR devs would get an award for building the future of immersive games and experiences unparalleled by any other medium. But since there’s only one trophy, it’s up to you, Steam Awards Selection Committee member, to crown just one as the best of 2019.
The Labor of Love Award
This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the first unveiling of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years.
The Better With Friends Award
There are some games out there that just aren’t the same when you play by yourself. Maybe you need to have a friend to watch your back. Maybe you need to have a friend that you can stab in their back. Either way, mirth is awaiting those who gather friends to play these games.
The Most Innovative Gameplay Award
This game is at the front lines of experimentation, pushing the boundaries of the medium with exciting, novel interactions and brain-breaking surprises. This game thinks outside the box, and pulls you out with it!
The Outstanding Story-Rich Game Award
Some days, only a narrative-heavy game will hit the spot, and this one packs a wallop. It’s as gripping as any soap opera, and as well-tuned as a prestige-TV screenplay. Bravissimo — for making us feel things!
The Best Game You Suck At Award
Games have a way of pushing us past any limits we thought we had. Like a montage sequence, we put in work, training our fingers to be quick and nimble, mastering timing and placement over weeks and weeks. At the end of the gauntlet, we’re rewarded with profound beauty and a deep sense of personal growth. Unless you hurled your monitor through a plate-glass window on the first day.
The Outstanding Visual Style Award
These devs are the Willy Wonka of eye candy. Visual style doesn’t aspire to real-world graphical fidelity (though a noble goal in itself)… it describes a distinctive look and feel that suffuses an entire game. This game displays visual cohesion and expression that not only fit the game’s world, but make our world look paltry by comparison.
To vote, go here. It is much easier this time since the site can detect the games that you already own. You can also vote for a game that you do not own by simply searching for it. You can also go to the game’s Steam page and just click on the ‘nominate’ button.
In other news, Steam right now is having its Autumn 2019 sale which is available throughout Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. You can always check our page for better deals for any game that you would want to buy. Or better yet, download the Allkeyshop Plugin for Google Chrome so that you can also check out the prices that we have for comparison even though you are not on our site.
Both the 2019 Steam Autumn Sale and The Steam Awards Nominations will end on December 3 at 6 PM GMT or 7 PM CET. The winners of The Steam Awards will be announced in December during Steam’s Winter Sale.