Over the last six months, the SXSW Gaming staff and our various industry judges have played and reviewed some truly stellar games, across every notable genre. Today, after hundreds of hours of that long (yet fun) process, we are ready to announce the finalists for the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards! Check out the list of categories and finalists here
Because we know that you are huge gaming fans like us, we invite you to help determine the winners. Your vote helps to decide which of these games will be named winner at each of the 14 categories at the SXSW Gaming Awards ceremony on Saturday evening, March 8. Please visit the online ballot, and get your votes in ASAP! Public voting runs until 11:59 PM CST on February 21, 2014. In addition to public voting, input from our industry judges determines the final winner in each of these 14 categories.
A 15th category, the independent gaming specific SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award, can only be voted on by attending the SXSW Gaming Expo at the Palmer Events Center on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8. Once at the SXSW Gaming Expo, you will have the opportunity to play 26 brilliant independent games at the Indie Showcase — and then vote for your favorite of these 26. Remember that you’ve got to attend the Gaming Expo to vote!
And speaking of being there, be sure to attend the 2014 SXSW Gaming Awards, hosted by our recently announced emcees, YouTube stars iJustin and Smosh! Come to the ceremony at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, March 8 to see which of these finalists will be the winner in their respective categories. Free and open to the public, the SXSW Gaming Awards take place at the Long Center (701 W Riverside).