Nominees Named for Game Developers Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 25, 2004 - The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) today announced nominees for the 4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Recipients will be recognized in eight award categories including Game of the Year, Rookie Studio of the Year and Excellence in Visual Arts at the Game Developers Conference (GDC).

The 4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in game development, will take place in the Civic Auditorium, San Jose , on Wednesday, March 24, 2004.

The list of nominees can be found at:

"The industry has seen an exceptional year from developers. We are proud to honor those who have dedicated their careers to making innovative games," said Jason Della Rocca, Program Director, IGDA. "This award is a tremendous honor as nominees have been selected by their peers."

Nominations were free of charge and open to all professional game developers, regardless of membership or affiliation, ensuring that the nominees reflect the international development community's opinions. In addition, honors will be bestowed for the Lifetime Achievement, First Penguin, Community Contribution and Innovation Spotlight categories.

The 4th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards are sponsored by NVIDIA.

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