Kentucky Route Zero and Grand Theft Auto V have been named as finalists for the ninth annual GameCity festival's GameCity Prize award. The full shortlist of games up for the award include Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Gone Home, Grand Theft Auto V, Kentucky Route Zero. and Papers, Please. The GameCity festival takes places in Nottingham, England beginning Oct. 25 and running until Nov. 1.
"GameCity starts new conversations about videogames, exploring their impact on our culture and their importance as an art form as well as entertainment," said GameCity festival director Iain Simons.
"With the continued support of Nottingham Trent University, the city of Nottingham and now UKIE, GameCity 9 promises to evolve that even further, making this the biggest and best GameCity yet. I couldn't be more thrilled with the line-up for this year's GameCity Prize jury, or excited about the shortlist."
Previous winners include Minecraft, Journey, and Spaceteam.
The jury choosing the winner includes Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, musician Peter Gabriel and Academy Award-nominated production designer Gemma Jackson. The award is described by some as the "videogame award judged by non-gamers."
"We know that as well as being one of the most economically successful creative and digital sectors in the UK, games are a powerful art form and I am delighted to help launch the ninth GameCity festival," added UKIE CEO Dr Jo Twist.
"The event has become a key feature in the international calendar for celebrating and exploring games as an important part of culture. GameCity highlights not only Nottingham's strength in games, but the UK as the best ecosystem in the world, shining an important spotlight on us as innovative world leaders in entertainment."
The winner will be revealed during the festival in Nottingham in October. For more information on GameCity, check out gamecity.org.