Steam Awards 2018 Nominees have been announced by Valve a few days before the vote. In addition, the start date of 2018 Steam Winter Sale is announced the same day as voting begins.
In recent years, Valve has run its own award-winning event on the Steam client. This year will not be different and we have just received the list of nominees for the Steam Awards 2018. There will be eight categories in the year's prices with some mild changes in last year's format. Here are your nominees:
Steam Awards 2018 Game of the Year
VR Year of the Game
Work for Love
Better with Friends
Best Alternative History
According to Message, the atmosphere for the Steam Awards 2018 will begin December 20, 2018. This date is also the beginning for this year's Steam Winter Sale.
A key change has been made for the year's prices – Valve has been excluded from the "Best Developer" category. Ironically, this is one of the rare cases in recent memory when they actually released a game – Artifact to be precise – and they would probably have qualified as a game developer for once. It turned out to be a pretty good game, although it's a bit profitable. But Valve has decided that it would be better to mark some of the other finals on the platform, and decided to exclude them entirely as a result.
Steam Awards 2018 will end its term of office on January 3, 2019. It is not explicitly stated as such, but the odds are that this is also the date of the Steam Winter Sale termination. The winners will be announced in February 2019. Votes for the Steam Awards 2018 and Steam Winter Sale will both begin December 20, 2018.
What do you think about nominees in the Steam Awards 2018? Are you excited about this year's Steam Winter Sale? What are you going to buy this year? Let us know in the comments below!