The 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards are just around the corner, with nominees for this year's categories officially announced. It should come as no surprise that games like Uncharted 4, Overwatch and Dishonored 2 received oodles of nods, with indie darling Inside earning the most nominations of all.

This year's host will once again be Tim Schafer, set to take the stage and guide us all through an evening of awards on March 1. This year's Game Developers Conference is being hosted out of San Francisco, though the whole shebang can be viewed around the world through a livestream on Twitch.

The folks over at Gamespot got their hands on the list of nominees, which can be found below. Without further ado, here are the nominees for the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards.

Game of the Year

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Overwatch

Inside

Dishonored 2

Firewatch

Best Audio

Battlefield 1

Thumper

Doom

Inside

Overwatch

Best Debut

Heart Machine for Hyper Light Drifter

Campo Santo for Firewatch

ConcernedApe for Stardew Valley

Drool for Thumper

Night School Studio for Oxenfree

Best Design

Overwatch

Dishonored 2

The Witness

Inside

Doom

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Super Mario Run

Clash Royale

Pokemon Go

Reigns

Pokemon Sun/Moon

Innovation Award

The Witness

Inside

No Man's Sky

Firewatch

Pokemon Go

Best Narrative

The Last Guardian

Oxenfree

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Inside

Firewatch

Best Technology

Battlefield 1

No Man's Sky

Overwatch

Doom

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Best Visual Art

Firewatch

The Last Guardian

Overwatch

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Inside

Best VR/AR Game

Rez Infinite

Superhot VR

Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives

Pokemon Go

Fantastic Contraption

Each category had a boatload of honorable mentions listed, but the list above gives you an idea of what the nomination committee consider the best 2016 had to offer. There's plenty of nods to the usual suspects, with plenty of nice surprises peppered throughout including a couple of appearances from Thumper and, despite all of the controversy, No Man's Sky. Some surprises went the other direction, though. We completely agree with Pokemon Go being nominated in the innovation category, but putting it up for Best Mobile/Handheld Game seems like a bit of a stretch. It's a phenomenon and it has done great things for fitness and spreading positive messages about games in general, yes, but we doubt even diehard players would argue that it's actually a solid gaming experience.

But that just goes to show that all of this stuff is subjective, as well it should be. We wish all of the nominees the best of luck and we'll see you back here following the March 1 awards show to go over the winners.

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