It's nice when your peers recognize your work. So, Miyamoto and co. must be beaming with happiness to hear that Super Mario Galaxy got the nod in several categories for the Game Developer's Choice Awards. If our opinion means anything (it doesn't), we liked the game a lot.

Overall, Super Mario Galaxy gets its hat tossed into two categories, although many* might consider them to be the best two categories: Best Game Design and Game of the Year. It's up against some tough competition, however, as undersea romp Bioshock and Portal, which has seemed to help pie's ugly cousin cake propel itself into the stratosphere of popularity, will undoubtedly give Mario a run for his coin (or stars).

Head past the break for all of the nominees.



Best Game Design
  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Mass Effect
  • Portal
  • Super Mario Galaxy
Best Visual Art
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Crysis
  • BioShock
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Best Technology
  • Halo 3
  • Crysis
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Portal
  • Assassin's Creed
Best Writing
  • Portal
  • God of War II
  • Mass Effect
  • Half-Life 2: Episode 2
  • BioShock
Best Audio
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Everyday Shooter
  • BioShock
  • God of War II
  • Mass Effect
Best Debut
  • Crackdown (Realtime Worlds)
  • flOw (ThatGameCompany)
  • The Witcher (CD Projekt)
  • Everyday Shooter (Queasy Games)
  • Aquaria (Bit Blot)
Innovation
  • Rock Band
  • Portal
  • flOw
  • Peggle
  • Mass Effect
Best Handheld Game
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of The Warlords
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Phase
  • Contra 4
  • Peggle (for iPod)
Best Downloadable Game
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition
  • Everyday Shooter
  • Peggle
  • Puzzle Quest: Challenge of The Warlords (XBLA version)
  • Flow
Game of the Year
  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Portal
  • Rock Band
  • Super Mario Galaxy
*By many, we mean Wii Fanboy.

[Via Joystiq]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.