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These are the nominees for 2017 Google Play Awards

The first Google Play Awards took place last year, highlighting a number of innovative and/or popular games and apps. So we’re glad to see the event come back this year, with Google announcing its list of nominees this week.

Who are the nominees then? Check out the full list below — you might find a few gems.

Standout IndieReigns, Kingdom: New Lands, Mars: Mars, Causality, Mushroom 11.

Standout StartupHooked: Chat Stories, Discord: Chat for Gamers, Castbox: Free Podcast and Audio, Simple Habit Meditation.

Best Android WearLifesum: Healthy lifestyle app, Runtastic Running and Fitness, Foursquare City Guide, Bring! Shopping List, Seven – 7 Minute Workout.

Best TV ExperienceNetflix, Red Bull TV, Haystack TV: Daily News.

Best VR ExperienceVirtual Virtual Reality, The Arcslinger, Mekorama VR, Gunjack 2: End of Shift, The Turning Forest.

Best AR ExperienceDinosaurs Among Us, Holo (beta), WOORLD, Crayola Color Blaster.

Best App for KidsHot Wheels: Race Off, Animal Jam: Play Wild, Teeny Titans – Teen Titans Go!, Toca Life Vacation, Think! Think!

Best Multiplayer GameFIFA Mobile, Lords Mobile, Hearthstone, Modern Strike Online, Dawn of Titans.

Best AppQuik – Free Video Editor, Memrise: Learn Languages Free, Fabulous: Motivate Me!, Money Lover – Money Manager, Citymapper.

Best GameChoices: Stories You Play, Pokemon Go, Transformers: Forged to Fight, Fire Emblem Heroes.

Best AccessibilityIFTTT, A Blind Legend, Eye – D For Visually Impaired, Swiftkey Symbols, Open Sesame! Touch Free Access.

Best Social ImpactProDeaf Translator, Charity Miles Walk and Run Tracker, Sea Hero Quest, ShareTheMeal – Help Children, Peek Acuity.

Author | Hadlee Simons

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