Organizers for the 2009 European Innovative Games Award (EIGA) ceremony -- taking place on November 6th in Frankfurt -- announced its short list of award candidates picked out by the EIGA jury from more than 70 submissions.

EIGA 2009's categories include Innovative Technology, Innovative Games Design, and Innovative Application Methods and Environments, and the event will also give out three sponsorship awards valued at €5,000 each ($7,407).

In the Innovative Technology category, the nominees are the Nintendo DSi system by Nintendo of Europe, the Icon digital playground equipment by Kompan, the CryEngine 3 game engine by Crytek, and the Positive Gaming iDANCE exergaming setup by Positive Gaming AB.

The full list of the nominated games, along with links to find more information about them, follows:

Innovative Games Design

Innovative Application Methods and Environments

Sponsorship Nominees

You can find more information on the 2009 European Innovative Games Award ceremony, including nomination criteria and slated speakers, at the event's official site.