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Here are this year’s nominees for the 2019 Google Play Awards

Here are this year’s nominees for the 2019 Google Play Awards

Google has named the nominees of the fourth annual Google Play Awards.

The tech giant has revealed the shortlist for the 2019 awards, with nine titles up for grabs across nine categories. New categories include Most Beautiful Game, Living Room Experience and Most Inventive, while a number of last year’s categories have been dropped.

The nominations were chosen by teams across Google, with initial thresholds based on store ratings, Android vitals and whether a given app has had a major launch or update in the last 12 months.

Below are the nominees for the 2019 Google Play Awards. The winners will be announced at the head of Google I/O on May 6th.

Most Beautiful Game

  • Asphalt 9: Legends, Gameloft SE
  • Badland Brawl, Frogmind
  • Chuchel, Amanita Design
  • Gorogoa, Annapurna Interactive
  • Shadowgun Legends, MADFINGER Games

Best Breakthrough Game

  • Garena Free Fire, Garena International
  • Old School RuneScape, Jagex Games Studio
  • Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Jam City, Inc.
  • MARVEL Strike Force, FoxNext Games
  • Star Trek™ Fleet Command, Scopely

Most Inventive

  • Cube Escape: Paradox, Rusty Lake
  • Firework, Loop Now Technologies, Inc.
  • Scripts, Language Drops
  • Tick Tock, Other Tales Interactive
  • Wysker, wysker GmbH

Standout Well-Being App

  • Kinedu, Kinedu
  • My Oasis, Buff Studio Co.,Ltd.
  • Shine, Shine, Inc.
  • SleepTown, Seekrtech
  • Woebot, Woebot Labs

Best Accessibility Experience

  • Envision AI, Envision Technologies BV
  • Guiaderodas Accessibility, Guiaderodas
  • Race Together!, digiXMAS
  • TintVision, EM-Creations
  • WheeLog!, PADM

Best Social Impact

  • Bury me, my Love, Dear Villagers
  • Plantix, PEAT GmbH
  • Reblood, PT Gaya Hidup Sehat
  • Think!Think!, Hanamaru Lab
  • Wisdo, Wisdo LTD.

Best Living Room Experience

  • ivi, ivi.ru
  • Neverthink, Neverthink
  • Pluto TV, Pluto, Inc.
  • Tubi, Tubi TV
  • Viki, Viki, Inc

Standout Build for Billions Experience

  • Canva. Canva
  • Cookpad. Cookpad Inc (UK)
  • Garena Free Fire. Garena International
  • PicsArt Photo Studio, PicsArt
  • Viki by Viki, Inc

Best Breakthrough App

  • Dave, Dave, Inc
  • Khan Academy Kids, Khan Academy
  • Notion, Notion Labs, Inc.
  • Slowly, Slowly Communications Ltd.
  • Tasty, BuzzFeed

Staff Writer

Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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