Nominees have been announced for the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards, as well as details on who will be heading up this year's festivities on March 18 at the Hilton in downtown Austin.

It was announced today that WWE superstar Xavier Woods, a lover of all things video games and anime, as well as games broadcaster OMGitsfirefoxx will be hosting this year's SXSW Gaming Awards. Before awards can be passed out, though, you folks are going to need to vote on which titles from the past year deserve a little TLC. Public votes will be combined with votes from the SXSW Gaming Advisory Board to determine this year's winners. The voting is being hosted by IGN this year, and you can cast your ballot by heading to the official site. You have until Feb. 10 to have your say. And now, let's take a look at those 23 categories.

Video Game of the Year

For the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres.

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios

DOOM - Bethesda Softworks/id Software

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts/Respawn Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog

Mobile Game of the Year

For the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a unique gaming experience on any handheld device.

Clash Royale - Supercell

Pokémon GO - Niantic

Pokémon Sun and Moon - The Pokémon Company/Game Freak

Reigns - Devolver Digital/Nerial

Severed - DrinkBox Studios

Tabletop Game of the Year

For the game that exemplifies overall excellence and ingenuity of any tabletop game in any genre.

Arkham Horror: The Card Game - Fantasy Flight Games

Captain Sonar - Asmodee North America

Inis - Asmodee North America

Mechs vs Minions - Riot Games

The Others - CMON Inc.

Esports Game of the Year

For the online game with the best competitive scene, growth, and entertainment value.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Activision/Infinity Ward

Gears of War 4 - Microsoft Studios/The Coalition

Killer Instinct: Season 3 - Microsoft Studios/Iron Galaxy Studios

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Street Fighter V - Capcom

Trending Game of the Year

For the game that consistently entertained and kept us watching on social platforms with its humor, stories, and more.

Dead by Daylight - Starbreeze Studios/Behaviour Digital Inc.

Job Simulator - Owlchemy Labs

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

SUPERHOT - SUPERHOT Team

Who's Your Daddy - Evil Tortilla Games

Fan Creation of the Year

For the most compelling fan-made piece of work across all games and platforms. This includes, but isn't limited to, artwork, writing, videography, special effects, and more.

Brutal Doom 64 - Sergeant_Mark_IV

Enderal - The Shards of Order - SureAI Team

Fallout 1.5: Resurrection - Resurrection Team

Fallout: Revelation - MechanicalCakeTV

Jack - A Stanley Parable Short Film - Vesio Productions

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation

For the game that best challenges the "norm" of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday - INK Stories

Fragments of Him - Sassybot

Orwell - Surprise Attack / Osmotic Studios

Quadrilateral Cowboy - Blendo Games

That Dragon, Cancer - Numinous Games

Excellence in Narrative

For the game with the best storyline and dialogue.

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

The Last Guardian - Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio

Oxenfree - Night School Studio

That Dragon, Cancer - Numinous Games

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Design

For the game with the best overall design concept and best execution.

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

INSIDE - Playdead

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

The Witness - Thekla, Inc.

Excellence in Gameplay

For the game with the best gameplay mechanics.

Dark Souls III - BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment / FromSoftware, Inc.

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

DOOM - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

I Expect You To Die - Schell Games

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game

For the game that was primarily produced via crowdfunding platforms and had excelled beyond the expectations set before it.

Darkest Dungeon - Red Hook Studios

Hyper Light Drifter - Heart Machine

Starbound - Chucklefish Games

SUPERHOT - SUPERHOT Team

That Dragon, Cancer - Numinous Games

Most Promising New Intellectual Property

For a new property that risked creating something fresh and that excelled within its genre or category for the year.

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Stardew Valley - Chucklefish Games / ConcernedApe

SUPERHOT - SUPERHOT Team

Tom Clancy's The Division - Ubisoft / Ubisoft Massive

Most Memorable Character

For the best game character that left an overwhelming impression.

Firewatch - Henry & Delilah

The Last Guardian - Trico

Overwatch - Tracer

Titanfall 2 - BT-7274

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Nathan Drake

Excellence in Multiplayer

For the game with the best player-to-player interaction experience.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Gears of War 4 - Microsoft Studios / The Coalition

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

SpeedRunners - tinyBuild / DoubleDutch Games

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

Excellence in Convergence

For the game that excels in crossover to other entertainment mediums such as film, music, toys, animation, sports and more.

Batman: Arkham VR - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios

Batman: The Telltale Series - Telltale Games

FIFA 17 - EA Sports / EA Canada

NBA 2K17 - 2K Sports / Visual Concepts

Total War: WARHAMMER - SEGA / Creative Assembly

Excellence in Art

For the game with the most expressive and creative artistic style.

ABZÛ - 505 Games / Giant Squid

Firewatch - Panic Inc. / Campo Santo

INSIDE - Playdead

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

The Witness - Thekla, Inc.

Excellence in Animation

For the game with the most outstanding animation effects and graphics.

DOOM - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

INSIDE - Playdead

The Last Guardian - Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Visual Achievement

For the game with the most well-designed and stunning visuals.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

DOOM - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Final Fantasy XV - Square Enix

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Technical Achievement

For the game that pushed the capabilities of technology and programming.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

No Man's Sky - Sony Interactive Entertainment / Hello Games

Overwatch - Blizzard Entertainment

Pokémon GO - Niantic

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Excellence in Musical Score

For the game that best exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it progresses the narrative of the game.

DOOM - Bethesda Softworks / id Software

Final Fantasy XV - Square Enix

Hyper Light Drifter - Heart Machine

The Last Guardian - Sony Interactive Entertainment / SIE Japan Studio

Thumper - Drool

Excellence in SFX

For the game with the most outstanding and impactful sound effects.

Battlefield 1 - Electronic Arts / EA DICE

Dishonored 2 - Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios

INSIDE - Playdead

Titanfall 2 - Electronic Arts / Respawn Entertainment

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog

Gamer's Voice Single Player

For the top fan-favorite indie games found in the Indie Corner, as chosen by Gaming Expo attendees.

Ape Out - Gabe Cuzzillo

Asura - Ogre Head Studio

Bootleg Systems - NEONABLE

CHKN - Katapult

Circles - Illusive Games

Code 7 - Episode 0: Allocation - Goodwolf Studio

Cryptark - Alientrap

Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor - Sundae Month

Event [0] - Ocelot Society

Far From Noise - George Batchelor

Haimrik - Below the Game

Hollow Knight - Team Cherry

Katana Zero - Askiisoft

MachiaVillain - Wild Factor

Mages of Mystralia - Borealys Games

Night in the Woods - Infinite Fall

No Truce With The Furies - ZAUM STUDIO OÜ

Obduction - Cyan

Owlboy - D-Pad Studio

Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun - Mimimi Productions

She Remembered Caterpillars - jumpsuit entertainment

Sundered - Thunder Lotus Games

The Hex - Daniel Mullins Games

The Metronomicon - Puuba

The Pedestrian - Skookum Arts

The Shrouded Isle - Kitfox Games

Tumbleseed - AEIOWU

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - Dim Bulb Games

Gamer's Voice Multiplayer

For the top fan-favorite indie multiplayer games found in the Indie Corner, as chosen by Gaming Expo attendees.

Akuto: Mad World - Hut 90

Antihero - Tim Conkling

ARENA GODS - Supertype

Beasts of Balance - Sensible Object

Flat Heroes - Parallel Circles

Friday Night Bullet Arena - Red Nexus Games

Human: Fall Flat - No Brakes Games

Invisigun Heroes - Sombr Studio

Overcooked - Ghost Town Games

Schlicht - Team Schlicht

Red Rope: Don't Fall Behind - Yonder

Saltlands - Antler Games

Sky Noon - Lunar Rooster

Strikers Edge - Fun Punch Games

Tooth and Tail - Pocketwatch Games

Vast: The Crystal Caverns - Leder Games

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