Category Archives: Game Design – Franchise

PAX East Debate

At PAX East, developers and journalists discuss and handicap the NAVGTR Awards races with last-minute predictions just hours before the winners are announced in each category, in one of the weekend’s final panels. Moderated by Ken Gagne of PC World, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Control Design - 2D or Limited 3D, Costume Design, Events, Expo, Franchise Fighting, Franchise Role Playing, Game Design - Franchise, Game Design - New IP, Lead Performance in a Drama, Press, Supporting Performance in a Drama, Writing in a Comedy, Writing in a Drama | Tagged , , , ,

Assassin’s Creed III wins 5 awards

Assassin’s Creed III won the most NAVGTR Awards for 2012. Set against American history and winning for Direction, Game Design, Lighting, Score, and Franchise Adventure, the game’s five awards topped Game of the Year winner Journey, which won four awards … Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Direction in a Game Cinema, Franchise Adventure, Game Design - Franchise, Game of the Year, Lighting/Texturing, Original Dramatic Score - Franchise | Tagged , , ,

PAX Panel Audio, Part 1

In this “Will Win/Should Win” debate (part 1), depictions of evil take center stage with analysis of Vaas and Alan Wake. Susan Arendt reveals her lust for the one she thinks should also be shot and put down like a rabid animal. Continue reading

Posted in 2012, Awards, Control Design - 2D or Limited 3D, Costume Design, Events, Expo, Game Design - Franchise, Game Design - New IP, Lead Performance in a Drama | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Batman: Arkham City

WINNER, Control Design 3D; WINNER, Lighting/Texturing

Posted in 2011, Control Design - 3D, Franchise Action, Game Design - Franchise, Game of the Year, Lighting/Texturing | Tagged ,

Rayman Origins

WINNER, Animation

Posted in 2011, Animation, Art Direction - Fantasy, Control Design - 2D or Limited 3D, Control Precision, Franchise Children's/Family, Game Design - Franchise, Innovation in Game Play, Innovation in Game Technology, Original Light Mix Score - Franchise, Use of Sound in a Franchise | Tagged ,

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

NOMINEE, Lead Performance in a Drama – Billy Murray as “Price”; NOMINEE, Supporting Performance in a Drama – Kevin McKidd as “Soap”; WINNER, Use of Sound in a Franchise

Posted in 2011, Animation, Art Direction - Contemporary, Character Design, Direction in a Game Cinema, Franchise Action, Game Design - Franchise, Lead Performance in a Drama, Original Dramatic Score - Franchise, Sound Editing in a Game Cinema, Sound Effects, Supporting Performance in a Drama, Use of Sound in a Franchise, Writing in a Drama | Tagged , , , , ,

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

WINNER, Game Design – Franchise; WINNER, Sequel Role Playing Game

Posted in 2011, Franchise Role Playing, Game Design - Franchise, Game of the Year | Tagged ,

Portal 2

WINNER, Control Precision; WINNER, Original/Adapted Song – “Want You Gone”; WINNER, Sound Effects

Posted in 2011, Art Direction - Contemporary, Control Design - 3D, Control Precision, Franchise Action, Game Design - Franchise, Game of the Year, Original/Adapted Song, Sound Editing in a Game Cinema, Sound Effects | Tagged