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

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

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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 Android 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 Play Store page.

Best App

  • Citymapper
  • Fabulous
  • Memrise
  • Money Lover
  • Quik

Best Game

  • Choices
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Lineage 2 Revolution
  • Pokemon Go
  • Transformers: Forged to Fight

Standout Indie

  • Causality
  • Kingdom: New Lands
  • Mars: Mars
  • Mushroom 11
  • Reigns

Standout Startup

  • CastBox
  • Digit
  • Discord
  • Hooked
  • Simple Habit

Best Android Wear Experience

  • Bring!
  • Foursquare City Guide
  • Lifesum
  • Runtastic
  • Seven

Best TV Experience

  • AbemaTV
  • HaystackTV
  • KKBox
  • Netflix
  • Red Bull TV

Best VR Experience

  • Gunjack 2: End of Shift
  • Mekorama VR
  • The Arcslinger
  • The Turning Forest
  • Virtual Virtual Reality

Best AR Experience

  • Crayola Color Blaster
  • Dinosaurs Among Us
  • Holo
  • WayfairView
  • Woorld

Best App for Kids

  • Animal Jam
  • Hot Wheels: Race Off
  • Teeny Titans
  • Think! Think!
  • Toca Life: Vacation

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Dawn of Titans
  • FIFA Mobile
  • Hearthstone
  • Lords Mobile
  • Modern Strike Online

Best Accessibility Experience

  • A Blind Legend
  • Eye-D
  • Open Sesame
  • SwiftKey Symbols

Best Social Impact

  • Charity Miles
  • Peek Acuity
  • Prodeaf
  • Sea Hero Quest
  • ShareTheMeal

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