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Valve Reveals Steam Awards 2016 Nominees and Voting Details

Last month, Valve announced its Steam Awards and opened nominations voting across 8 categories, Moreover, voters were also asked to propose a category of their own – all categories have now been finalised and voting is scheduled to kick off on Dec. 22, 2016.

According to Valve, 15 million nominations were submitted which gave birth to the following nominees. Those of you who are interested in voting need to come back every day from December 22nd to December 30th to vote for each award.

Steam Awards 2016 Finalized Nominees

The winners will be announced New Year’s Eve. However, before we dive into nominees, here are the voting rules as outlined by Valve:

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!

The ‘Villain Most in Need of a Hug’ Award

  • Borderlands 2
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry 4
  • Portal 2

The ‘I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won an Award’ Award

  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Paladins
  • Starbound
  • Stardew Valley
  • Unturned

The ‘Test of Time’ Award

  • Age of Empires II HD
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Terraria

The ‘Just 5 More Minutes’ Award

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Rocket League
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
  • Fallout 4
  • Terraria

The ‘Whooooaaaaaaa, dude!’ Award

  • Bioshock Infinite
  • DOOM
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The ‘Game Within a Game Award’ Award

  • Garry’s Mod
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Tabletop Simulator
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The ‘I’m Not Crying, There’s Something in My Eye’ Award

  • Life Is Strange
  • To the Moon
  • This War of Mine
  • Undertale
  • The Walking Dead

The ‘Best Use of a Farm Animal’ Award

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Blood and Bacon
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Goat Simulator
  • Stardew Valley
  • Community-created awards

The ‘Boom Boom’ Award

  • BroForce
  • DOOM
  • Just Cause 3
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Kerbal Space Program

The ‘Love/Hate Relationship’ Award

  • Dark Souls III
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Dota 2
  • Geometry Dash
  • Super Meat Boy

The ‘Sit Back and Relax’ Award

  • ABZU
  • Cities Skylines
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Mini Metro
  • Virid

The ‘Better with Friends’ Award

  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Gang Beasts
  • Golf with Your Friends
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Magicka

For more information on why a specific game made it to a particular category and learn more about voting timings, head over to the post!