Valve Announces The Steam Award’s Categories And Voting Dates

Last month Valve allowed for nominating tittles for their irregular “Steam Awards”, And now we have the 12 categories, the nominees, and the dates for voting’s start and end. From the 22nd to the 29th, each day new categories will be available to vote for.

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The Categories and dates are:
December 22nd 10 AM PST
The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award (Best Villian).
-Borderlands 2
-Dead by Daylight
-Far Cry 3
-Far Cry 4
-Portal 2

December 23rd 10 AM PST
The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award (Games without a marketing push, but rather a gain popularity purely through word of mouth ).
-Euro Truck Simulator 2
-Paladins
-Starbound
-Stardew Valley
-Unturned

December 24th 10 AM PST
The “Test of Time” Award (Old games that can be still played and enjoyed today).
-Age of Empires II HD
-The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
-Sid Meier’s Civilization V
-Team Fortress 2
-Terraria

December 25th 10 AM PST
The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award (Most addicting game).
-Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
-Rocket League
-Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
-Fallout 4
-Terraria

December 26th 10 AM PST
The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award (Games with a story twists or just good writing)
-DOOM
-Grand Theft Auto V
-Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

December 27th 10 AM PST
The “Game Within A Game Award” Award (Games that have great mini games or are great sandboxes)
-Garry’s Mod
-Grand Theft Auto V
-The Stanley Parable
-Tabletop Simulator
-The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

December 28th 10 AM PST
The “I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye” Award (Best dramatic/ emotional game).
-Life Is Strange
-To the Moon
-This War of Mine
-Undertale
-The Walking Dead

December 29th 10 AM PST
The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award (Best animals in games.. I guess)
-ARK: Survival Evolved
-Blood and Bacon
-Farming Simulator 17
-Goat Simulator
-Stardew Valley

December 30th 10 AM PST
The “Boom Boom” Award (Best game with a focus on explosions)
-BroForce
-DOOM
-Just Cause 3
-Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
-Kerbal Space Program

The “Love/Hate Relationship” Award (Best difficult game, or games with a high skill ceiling)
-Dark Souls III
-Darkest Dungeon
-Dota 2
-Geometry Dash
-Super Meat Boy

The “Sit Back and Relax” Award (Best casual/ noncombat focused games)
-ABZU
-Cities Skylines
-Euro Truck Simulator 2
-Mini Metro
-Viridi

The “Better With Friends” Award (Best multiplayer games).
-Don’t Starve Together
-Gang Beasts
-Golf With Your Friends
-Left 4 Dead 2
-Magicka

And here are the voting rules:
“Every day, from December 22nd to December 29th, starting at 10 AM Pacific, a new category will be available for voting. Each category will only be open for voting for 24 hours before moving onto the next category, so be sure to check in every day to vote! All four write-in categories will be voted on simultaneously on December 30th. On New Year’s Eve, the winners will be announced and we can bask in the collective glory of the 2016 Steam Award Winners!”

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  • Jaime A.G.

    What about the last one (custom) category? will be revealed later or NMS hate was too much for Valve to handle?