The Steam Autumn Sale has begun, and once again the gang at Valve is taking nominations for this year's Steam Awards . Steam users can put their favorites up for consideration in the following categories:

  • Game of the Year
  • VR Game of the Year
  • Labor of Love
  • Better With Friends
  • Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • Best Game You Suck At
  • Outstanding Visual Style

Nominating games will earn you a badge that can be advanced through four levels by completing "tasks," like playing or reviewing a game you've nominated. Nominations will be open through the Autumn Sale, which runs until December 3, and voting will take place during the Winter Sale, which is expected to begin on December 19. Winners will be announced on December 31.