NAVGTR Corp. is a non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing the developments and achievements of the interactive entertainment industry for public awareness and education.
Recognize Creative Talent
Developers deserve recognition. Excellence should be rewarded. We believe that by encouraging more recognition of many of the industry’s talented individuals, the enhanced visibility of these leaders will lead to a greater public appreciation of game developers as artists.
Promote the Art of Games
Dedicated members of the industry and members of the press are stepping forward to recognize the video game achievements that you don’t hear about on the evening news’ entertainment report. Our mission is to bring awareness to this industry so that the public understands the limitless artistry that can come from this interactive medium. Video games are an art form, and our unique award categories reflect just how far that art has come.
In its effort to recognize emerging talent and new ideas, NAVGTR Corp. includes categories for Original Games in addition to the sequel or series categories. This strategy not only allows the voters of the Academy to recognize and honor a greater variety of products, but also gives original IP a fighting chance against the well-known franchises in a tremendously sequel-driven industry.
Develop New Programs
Events at E3, GDC, PAX, RTX, DEW, VGU, BFIG, Indiecade, MAGFest, Otakon, Melia Caribe Tropical, and the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii are evaluated through 2017.
As partners and resources materialize, the Academy will also survey its active voters to develop a match-a-reviewer tool for consumers to find and track critics that share their values, sensibilities, and priorities.
In addition, the Academy will also launch a program to foster the creative development of new writers with the participation of established editors looking for new and qualified voices for outstanding freelance work. The program will culminate in recognition for the most outstanding credentialed, independent, and newcomer reviewers.