Emotional Games Awards Nominees Include Life Is Strange, Beyond Eyes & Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

January 14, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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With the winners set to be announced on Friday, February 12 in Laval, France, nominees for the first Emotional Games Awards have been revealed.

Rewarding the games “which bring on the most emotions in the players,” nominees for Best Emotional Game include PlayStation titles Beyond Eyes, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Life Is Strange, and Never Alone.

Here’s the full list of nominees in all categories:

Best Emotional Game Nominees

  • Beyond Eyes (Tiger&Squid – Team 17 Digital Ltd)
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room – Sony)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment – Square Enix Limited)
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) (E-line media)
  • Ori And The Blind Forest (Moon Studios – Microsoft)

Best Emotional Artistic Game Achievement Nominees

  • Beyond Eyes (Tiger&Squid – Team 17 Digital Ltd)
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room – Sony)
  • MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition (Mind Dev Team – Talking about Media)
  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) (E-line media)
  • Ori And The Blind Forest (Moon Studios – Microsoft)
  • Sunless Sea (Failbetter Games)

Best Emotional Game Design Nominees

  • Emily is Away (Kyle Seeley)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment – Square Enix Limited)
  • Out of sight (ISART Digital)
  • Papo & Yo (OS X & Linux) (Minority Media Inc)
  • Star Sky (JMJ Interactive)

Best Emotional VR Game Nominees

  • Home is Where One Starts…(David Wehle)
  • MIND: Path to Thalamus Enhanced Edition (Mind Dev Team – Talking about Media)
  • Sens (Red Corner)
  • The Unknown Photographer (Turbulent – The National FIlm Board of Canada)

Best Emotional Mobile & Handheld Nominees

  • Cloud Chasers – Journey of Hope (Blindflug Studios)
  • Discouraged Workers (Yggdrasil Studio)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Lost in Harmony (Digixart)
  • Out there (Mi-Clos Studio)
  • Spirits of Spring (Minority Media Inc)

Best Emotional Music Nominees

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room – Sony)
  • Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment – Square Enix Limited)
  • Lost in Harmony (Digixart)
  • Lumini (Speelbars – Rising star games)
  • Ori And The Blind Forest  (Moon Studios – Microsoft)
  • Void and Meddler (No CVT- Mi-Clos)

Best Emotional Indie Game Nominees

  • Among the Sleep (Krillbite Studio)
  • Emily is Away (Kyle Seeley)
  • Sunless Sea ( Failbetter Games)
  • That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
  • Venti Mesi (We are Müesli)
  • Wheels of Aurelia (Santa Ragione)

The winners will be chosen by a jury that includes Marc Albinet and Nikolaus Roche-Kresse from Ubisoft, Sylvain Pellan from Rockstar, and Erik Geslin, President of the Emotional Games Awards.

Who do you think should win for Best Emotional Game?