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 Indie – Reigns, Kingdom: New Lands, Mars: Mars, Causality, Mushroom 11.
Standout Startup – Hooked: Chat Stories, Discord: Chat for Gamers, Castbox: Free Podcast and Audio, Simple Habit Meditation.
Best Android Wear – Lifesum: Healthy lifestyle app, Runtastic Running and Fitness, Foursquare City Guide, Bring! Shopping List, Seven – 7 Minute Workout.
Best TV Experience – Netflix, Red Bull TV, Haystack TV: Daily News.
Best VR Experience – Virtual Virtual Reality, The Arcslinger, Mekorama VR, Gunjack 2: End of Shift, The Turning Forest.
Best AR Experience – Dinosaurs Among Us, Holo (beta), WOORLD, Crayola Color Blaster.
Best App for Kids – Hot Wheels: Race Off, Animal Jam: Play Wild, Teeny Titans – Teen Titans Go!, Toca Life Vacation, Think! Think!
Best Multiplayer Game – FIFA Mobile, Lords Mobile, Hearthstone, Modern Strike Online, Dawn of Titans.
Best App – Quik – Free Video Editor, Memrise: Learn Languages Free, Fabulous: Motivate Me!, Money Lover – Money Manager, Citymapper.
Best Game – Choices: Stories You Play, Pokemon Go, Transformers: Forged to Fight, Fire Emblem Heroes.
Best Accessibility – IFTTT, A Blind Legend, Eye – D For Visually Impaired, Swiftkey Symbols, Open Sesame! Touch Free Access.
Best Social Impact – ProDeaf Translator, Charity Miles Walk and Run Tracker, Sea Hero Quest, ShareTheMeal – Help Children, Peek Acuity.