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Google highlights 60 app and game nominees for second annual Play Awards

I/O is just about three weeks away, and is already starting the festivities. Along with the developer’s preview of O, the company has now announced the finalists for its second annual Awards, and there are even more awesome apps on display this year.

While all of the main awards remain, including Best App, Best Game, Best Standout Indie, and Best Standout Startup, a number of new apps will be recognized this year in an array of categories, including AR, VR, and Wear. This year, each category includes five nominees, with winners to be announced on Thursday, May 18. We’ve listed all the nominees below, and you can also find them all on a single Store page.

Best App

CitymapperFabulousMemriseMoney LoverQuik

Best Game

ChoicesFire Emblem HeroesLineage 2 RevolutionPokemon GoTransformers: Forged to Fight

Standout Indie

CausalityKingdom: New LandsMars: MarsMushroom 11Reigns

Standout Startup

CastBoxDigitDiscordHookedSimple Habit

Best Android Wear Experience

Bring!Foursquare City GuideLifesumRuntasticSeven

Best TV Experience

AbemaTVHaystackTVKKBoxNetflixRed Bull TV

Best VR Experience

Gunjack 2: End of ShiftMekorama VRThe ArcslingerThe Turning ForestVirtual Virtual Reality

Best AR Experience

Crayola Color BlasterDinosaurs Among UsHoloWayfairViewWoorld

Best App for Kids

Animal JamHot Wheels: Race OffTeeny TitansThink! Think!Toca Life: Vacation

Best Multiplayer Game

Dawn of TitansFIFA MobileHearthstoneLords MobileModern Strike Online 

Best Accessibility Experience

A Blind LegendEye-DIFTTTOpen SesameSwiftKey Symbols 

Best Social Impact

Charity MilesPeek AcuityProdeafSea Hero QuestShareTheMeal

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