At 2pm today, Barcelona Games World revealed the list of finalists for the Fun & Serious Titanium awards.

The well-established videogame festival, the Fun & Serious Game Festival – the biggest in Europe – returns to Bilbao from 25th to 28th November, and will culminate with the now traditional Titanium Awards Gala in the atrium of the Guggenheim Museum. This will be presented by the popular journalist Toni Garrido and attended by important international figures from the videogame world to collect Titanium awards for their various categories. Appearing at this event will be key industry personalities and creators of titles that have become milestones in the history of this industry, such as Tetris, Angry Birds, Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush and Monkey Island.

The latest installments of the biggest game sagas, Uncharted 4, Dishonored 2 and Dark Souls 3, are the titles that have received the most nominations this year. They come together as finalists in the queen of categories, Game of the Year, and also in the Best Artistic Design and Best Narrative Design categories. Gears of War 4 is another candidate for Game of the Year, with three nominations including Best Game Design (whereThe Division also has two nominations in total) and Best Soundtrack, for an increasingly important element in the production of current titles. It will compete with the Quantum Estate and Doom soundtracks, among others. Watch Dogs 2 is another of the multi nominees and will be fighting for three Titaniums in the most hotly contested categories on the night.

The Best Indie Game category includes the acclaimed INSIDE, which is also a finalist in four other categories, positioning itself as one of this year’s surprises and going up against some of 2016’s big super productions for the Titanium.

Just Dance, Just Sing, Lego Dimensions, Ratchet & Clank and the smash hit of the year Pokémon GO are among those nominated for Best Family/Social Game for games for all ages that encourage group leisure activities.

Other categories include Best Original Idea, Best Spanish Dubbing (rewarding the work of the dubbing artists that give voices to the game characters), Best Sports Game (which will be including football, basketball and Formula 1) and Best Racing Game.  

The Honorary Award for a lifetime dedicated to video games, one of the key moments of the gala, goes this year to Warren Spector, creator of games like System Shock, with a career of over 30 years in the digital entertainment industry. He will be in Bilbao to pick up his prize and will also be giving a Vit Talks lecture during the festival.

There will also be an event for the general public running in parallel to the sixth edition of the Fun & Serious Awards Gala, the Gala Golfa, which will take place in the museum auditorium. This parallel gala, with a more fun and spontaneous atmosphere, will be presented by popular YouTubers Tonacho and Chincheto who, in their particular ironic style, will be running a live commentary while showing the “official” Gala to a live audience on a giant screen in the auditorium as well as to the live broadcast stream audience.

This is the complete list of the games that will be competing to be the winners of each of the categories in the Fun & Serious awards ceremony, which will take place in the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao on 28th November 2016.

GAME OF THE YEAR

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

DISHONORED 2

DARK SOULS 3

WATCH DOGS 2

GEARS OF WAR 4

MAFIA 3

BATTLEFIELD 1

 

BEST ART DESIGN

INSIDE

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

DARK SOULS 3

DISHONORED 2

THE WITNESS

BATTLEFIELD 1

GEARS OF WAR 4

 

BEST NARRATIVE DESIGN

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

INSIDE

DARK SOULS 3

OXENFREE

DISHONORED 2

MAFIA 3

WATCH DOGS 2

 

BEST GAME DESIGN

THE DIVISION

DARK SOULS 3

INSIDE

DOOM

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

 

DEBUT GAME

OXENFREE

FIREWATCH

HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER

 

BEST SOUNDTRACK

UNCHARTED 4:

THE BANNER SAGA 2

GEARS OF WAR 4

QUANTUM BREAK

DOOM

VIRGINIA

 

BEST ORIGINAL PROPERTY

QUANTUM BREAK

INSIDE

THE DIVISION

OXENFREE

FIREWATCH

OVERWATCH

 

BEST SPANISH DUBBING

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

WATCH DOGS 2

DISHONORED 2

 

BEST INDIE GAME

INSIDE

VIRGINIA

FIREWATCH

OXENFREE

HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER

SUPERHOT

 

BEST SPORTS GAME

NBA 2K17

FIFA 17

F1 2016

PES 2017

 

BEST RACING GAME

F1 2016

FORZA HORIZON 3

ASSETTO CORSA

 

BEST FAMILY/SOCIAL GAME

JUST DANCE 2017

JUST SING

LEGO DIMENSIONS

RATCHET & CLANK

POKÉMON GO