Winner List for 2018: God of War Breaks Record

God of War wins 16 NAVGTR Awards, a feat that took 18 years

Baltimore (March 13, 2019) / NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 1,100 media voters and 8,895 subscribers, has announced winners for its 18th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology and production.

The NAVGTR Awards honor 59 competitive categories recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more. Since its inception, the academy has recognized over 3,600 talented individuals.

Multiple wins were led by God of War, which beat the record held by The Last Of Us:

16 God of War
03 Marvel’s Spider-Man
03 Detroit: Become Human
02 The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories
02 Tetris Effect
02 Red Dead Redemption 2
02 Moss
02 Forza Horizon 4
02 Beat Saber

Winners will be represented at the War of Awards ceremony at this year’s PAX East.

NAVGTR strongly supports the IGDA Developer Credit special interest group (SIG) at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices, making award attributions possible for individuals.

All titles, characters, likenesses, and indicia are copyrights or trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

To learn more about the NAVGTR Awards please visit http://navgtr.org/.

ABOUT NAVGTR CORP.

NAVGTR Corp.(TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing game developers.

The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, YouTubers, Twitch streamers, content creators, and writers includes press attending PAX, Dreamhack, RTX, GDC, and E3.

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2018-NAVGTR Awards

Game of the Year

Celeste
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2
Subnautica
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Animation, Artistic

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
God of War – WINNER
Gris
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Animation, Technical

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human – WINNER
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Art Direction, Contemporary

Detroit: Become Human
Far Cry 5
Gris – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Art Direction, Fantasy

Dead Cells
God of War – WINNER
Hollow Knight
Octopath Traveler
Shadow of the Colossus

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The Banner Saga 3
Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
Strange Brigade
We Happy Few

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

A Way Out
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Character Design

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Hollow Knight
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

Celeste
Dead Cells – WINNER
Guacamelee 2
NBA Live 19
Overcooked 2

Control Design, 3D

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Hitman 2
Just Cause 4
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Control Design, VR

Arca’s Path
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss – WINNER
The Inpatient

Control Precision

Celeste – WINNER
Dead Cells
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
NBA Live 19

Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Design, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2

Design, New IP

39 Days to Mars
Detroit: Become Human
Hollow Knight – WINNER
Into the Breach
Sea of Thieves

Direction in a Game Cinema

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Lego DC Super-Villains
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Direction in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Firewall Zero Hour
The Inpatient
Moss – WINNER
Torn

Engineering

Detroit: Become Human
Fortnite Battle Royale
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man – WINNER

Game, Classic Revival

de Blob
Pokemon: Let’s Go
Shadow of the Colossus – WINNER
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Game, eSports

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Fortnite Battle Royale – WINNER
Overwatch
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Game, Franchise Action

Battlefield V
Far Cry 5
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Guacamelee 2
Marvel’s Spider-Man – WINNER

Game, Franchise Adventure

God of War – WINNER
Hitman 2
Just Cause 4
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Game, Franchise Family

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Detective Pikachu
Lego DC Super-Villains
Overcooked 2
Super Mario Party – WINNER

Game, Franchise Fighting

Dragon Ball FighterZ – WINNER
Soul Calibur VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
UFC 3

Game, Franchise Racing

F1 2018
Forza Horizon 4 – WINNER
NASCAR Heat 3
The Crew 2

Game, Franchise Role Playing

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Valkyria Chronicles 4 – WINNER
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Game, Franchise Sports

FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Super Mega Baseball 2 – WINNER
The Golf Club 2019

Game, Music or Performance-Based

Beat Saber – WINNER
Floor Kids
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Game, Original Action

A Way Out – WINNER
Below
Dead Cells
Hollow Knight
Sea of Thieves

Game, Original Adventure

Detroit: Become Human
Florence
Light Fall
Strange Brigade
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – WINNER

Game, Original Family

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Minit
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Wandersong
Yoku’s Island Express – WINNER

Game, Original Fighting

Brawlout – WINNER
Fighting EX Layer
Way of the Passive Fist

Game, Original Racing

Desert Child
Onrush – WINNER
Wreckfest

Game, Original Role Playing

Ashen
Octopath Traveler
Vampyr – WINNER

Game, Original Sports

Laser League – WINNER
Regular Human Basketball
Sports Party

Game, Puzzle

39 Days to Mars
Far: Lone Sails
Return of the Obra Dinn
Tetris Effect – WINNER
Unravel Two

Game, Simulation

Frostpunk
House Flipper
Jurassic World Evolution – WINNER
Two Point Hospital

Game, Special Class

Florence
Knowledge is Power: Decades
Nintendo Labo – WINNER
Shadow’s Edge
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Game, Strategy

Artifact
BattleTech
Into the Breach
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – WINNER
The Banner Saga 3

Graphics, Technical

Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect

Lighting/Texturing

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

A Way Out
Dauntless
Detroit: Become Human – WINNER
Kingdom Craft
Vampyr

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Forza Horizon 4
Mega Man 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Tetris Effect – WINNER
Valkyria Chronicles 4

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Ashen
Dead Cells
Gris
Into the Breach
Octopath Traveler – WINNER

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Jeremy Shada as “Finn”
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – John DiMaggio as “Jake” – WINNER
STONE – Ethan Watson as “Stone”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Lego DC Super-Villains – Tara Strong as “Harley Quinn” – WINNER
STONE – Nicholas Richards as “Les”
STONE – Noelle Faulkner as “Cockie”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Detroit: Become Human – Valorie Curry as “Kara”
God of War – Christopher Judge as “Kratos” – WINNER
God of War – Sunny Suljic as “Atreus”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Yuri Lowenthal as “Peter”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Roger Clark as “Arthur”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Detroit: Become Human – Clancy Brown as “Hank”
God of War – Jeremy Davies as “The Stranger”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Laura Bailey as “Mary Jane” – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man – William Salyers as “Otto”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Alex McKenna as “Sadie”

Performance in a Sports Game

FIFA 19 – Adetomiwa Edun – WINNER
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
UFC 3 – Jon Anik

Song Collection

Desert Child
Forza Horizon 4 – WINNER
NBA 2K19
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
STONE

Song, Original or Adapted

Battle through the Heaven – “Waiting”
Desert Child – “Love is Here”
Far Cry 5 – “Help Me Faith”
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – “The Missing” – WINNER
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – “White Rider”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Attack on Titan 2
Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Sound Effects

God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Subnautica

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber – WINNER
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss
The Inpatient

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Battlefield V
God of War
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – WINNER

Use of Sound, New IP

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Detroit: Become Human – WINNER
Light Fall
Vampyr
We Happy Few

Writing in a Comedy

39 Days to Mars
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise – WINNER
Lego DC Super-Villains
Pit People
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Writing in a Drama

A Way Out
Batman: The Enemy Within
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

TALLY BY GAME

16 God of War
03 Marvel’s Spider-Man
03 Detroit: Become Human
02 The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories
02 Tetris Effect
02 Red Dead Redemption 2
02 Moss
02 Forza Horizon 4
02 Beat Saber

TALLY BY DEVELOPER

16 SIE Santa Monica Studio
03 Quantic Dream SA
03 Insomniac Games, Inc.
02 White Owls Inc.
02 Rockstar
02 Polyarc, Inc.
02 Playground Games Ltd
02 Monstars Inc., Resonair Inc.
02 Hyperbolic Magnetism

TALLY BY PUBLISHER

23 Sony Interactive Entertainment
03 Nintendo
02 SEGA
02 Rockstar Games, Inc.
02 Polyarc, Inc.
02 Microsoft Studios
02 Hyperbolic Magnetism
02 Enhance Games
02 Electronic Arts, Inc.
02 Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

Contact:
Thomas J. Allen
tallen at navgtr dot org
301-437-7880

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Nominee List for 2018

God of War Leads NAVGTR Nominees with Record 22 Nominations

Baltimore (February 11, 2019) / NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 1,100 media voters and 8,895 subscribers, has announced nominees for its 18th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology and production.

The NAVGTR Awards honor 59 competitive categories recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more. Since its inception, the academy has recognized over 3,600 talented individuals.

Leading all games with a record 22 nominations is God of War, followed closely behind by Marvel’s Spider-Man with 21. Dead Cells earned the highest number of nominations for an independent title with five. This year’s Game of the Year nominees include:

• Celeste
• God of War
• Marvel’s Spider-Man
• Monster Hunter: World
• Red Dead Redemption 2
• Subnautica
• Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Winners will be announced March 13th, as well as represented at the War of Awards ceremony at this year’s PAX East.

“We have strong contenders for this year’s NAVGTR awards, including record-setting nominations by God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man,” said Thomas Allen, Executive Director at NAVGTR Corp. “It can be anyone’s day as there are a bevy of other amazing titles in the mix, such as Detroit: Become Human and Red Dead Redemption 2. We can’t wait to see which games come out on top.”

NAVGTR strongly supports the IGDA Developer Credit special interest group (SIG) at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices, making award attributions possible for individuals.

All titles, characters, likenesses, and indicia are copyrights or trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

To learn more about the NAVGTR Awards please visit http://navgtr.org/.

MEDIA ASSETS

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ABOUT NAVGTR CORP.

NAVGTR Corp.(TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing game developers.

The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, YouTubers, Twitch streamers, content creators, and writers includes contributors for Bitmob, CBS Interactive, Destructoid, EGM Now, Game Informer, Game Trailers, GamesIndustry.biz, Gamespot, Gamezone, IGN, Kotaku, Machinima, Mashable, Massively, MSNBC, Polygon, Retroware, The Koalition, Ten Ton Hammer, and Venture Beat.

Additional varied outlets include Austin American-Statesman, Break, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Futurenet, GamesRadar, Gaming Illustrated, Geek, Los Angeles Times, MMO PRG, Moody’s, NBC, New Gamer Nation, New York Times, Nintendo World Report, The Ottawa Citizen, PC Gamer, San Jose Mercury-News, Terminal Gamer, USA Today, The Vancouver Sun, Wired News, and hundreds more.

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2018-NAVGTR Awards

Game of the Year

Celeste
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2
Subnautica
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Animation, Artistic

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
God of War
Gris
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Animation, Technical

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Art Direction, Contemporary

Detroit: Become Human
Far Cry 5
Gris
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Art Direction, Fantasy

Dead Cells
God of War
Hollow Knight
Octopath Traveler
Shadow of the Colossus

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The Banner Saga 3
Red Dead Redemption 2
Strange Brigade
We Happy Few

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

A Way Out
Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Character Design

Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Hollow Knight
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

Celeste
Dead Cells
Guacamelee 2
NBA Live 19
Overcooked 2

Control Design, 3D

Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Hitman 2
Just Cause 4
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Control Design, VR

Arca’s Path
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss
The Inpatient

Control Precision

Celeste
Dead Cells
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
NBA Live 19

Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Design, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2

Design, New IP

39 Days to Mars
Detroit: Become Human
Hollow Knight
Into the Breach
Sea of Thieves

Direction in a Game Cinema

Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Lego DC Super-Villains
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Direction in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Firewall Zero Hour
The Inpatient
Moss
Torn

Engineering

Detroit: Become Human
Fortnite Battle Royale
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Game, Classic Revival

de Blob
Pokemon: Let’s Go
Shadow of the Colossus
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Game, eSports

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Fortnite Battle Royale
Overwatch
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Game, Franchise Action

Battlefield V
Far Cry 5
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Guacamelee 2
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Game, Franchise Adventure

God of War
Hitman 2
Just Cause 4
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Game, Franchise Family

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Detective Pikachu
Lego DC Super-Villains
Overcooked 2
Super Mario Party

Game, Franchise Fighting

Dragon Ball FighterZ
Soul Calibur VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
UFC 3

Game, Franchise Racing

F1 2018
Forza Horizon 4
NASCAR Heat 3
The Crew 2

Game, Franchise Role Playing

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Valkyria Chronicles 4
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Game, Franchise Sports

FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Super Mega Baseball 2
The Golf Club 2019

Game, Music or Performance-Based

Beat Saber
Floor Kids
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Game, Original Action

A Way Out
Below
Dead Cells
Hollow Knight
Sea of Thieves

Game, Original Adventure

Detroit: Become Human
Florence
Light Fall
Strange Brigade
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

Game, Original Family

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Minit
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Wandersong
Yoku’s Island Express

Game, Original Fighting

Brawlout
Fighting EX Layer
Way of the Passive Fist

Game, Original Racing

Desert Child
Onrush
Wreckfest

Game, Original Role Playing

Ashen
Octopath Traveler
Vampyr

Game, Original Sports

Laser League
Regular Human Basketball
Sports Party

Game, Puzzle

39 Days to Mars
Far: Lone Sails
Return of the Obra Dinn
Tetris Effect
Unravel Two

Game, Simulation

Frostpunk
House Flipper
Jurassic World Evolution
Two Point Hospital

Game, Special Class

Florence
Knowledge is Power: Decades
Nintendo Labo
Shadow’s Edge
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Game, Strategy

Artifact
BattleTech
Into the Breach
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
The Banner Saga 3

Graphics, Technical

Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect

Lighting/Texturing

Detroit: Become Human
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

A Way Out
Dauntless
Detroit: Become Human
Kingdom Craft
Vampyr

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Forza Horizon 4
Mega Man 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Tetris Effect
Valkyria Chronicles 4

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Ashen
Dead Cells
Gris
Into the Breach
Octopath Traveler

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Jeremy Shada as “Finn”
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – John DiMaggio as “Jake”
STONE – Ethan Watson as “Stone”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Lego DC Super-Villains – Tara Strong as “Harley Quinn”
STONE – Nicholas Richards as “Les”
STONE – Noelle Faulkner as “Cockie”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Detroit: Become Human – Valorie Curry as “Kara”
God of War – Christopher Judge as “Kratos”
God of War – Sunny Suljic as “Atreus”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Yuri Lowenthal as “Peter”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Roger Clark as “Arthur”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Detroit: Become Human – Clancy Brown as “Hank”
God of War – Jeremy Davies as “The Stranger”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Laura Bailey as “Mary Jane”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – William Salyers as “Otto”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Alex McKenna as “Sadie”

Performance in a Sports Game

FIFA 19 – Adetomiwa Edun
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
UFC 3 – Jon Anik

Song Collection

Desert Child
Forza Horizon 4
NBA 2K19
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
STONE

Song, Original or Adapted

Battle through the Heaven – “Waiting”
Desert Child – “Love is Here”
Far Cry 5 – “Help Me Faith”
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – “The Missing”
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – “White Rider”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Attack on Titan 2
Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Sound Effects

God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Subnautica

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss
The Inpatient

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Battlefield V
God of War
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Use of Sound, New IP

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Detroit: Become Human
Light Fall
Vampyr
We Happy Few

Writing in a Comedy

39 Days to Mars
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Lego DC Super-Villains
Pit People
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Writing in a Drama

A Way Out
Batman: The Enemy Within
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

TALLY BY GAME

22 God of War (NEW RECORD)
21 Marvel’s Spider-Man
16 Detroit: Become Human
12 Red Dead Redemption 2
07 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
07 Forza Horizon 4
07 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
06 ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
05 Dead Cells
04 STONE
04 Lego DC Super-Villains
04 Hollow Knight
04 A Way Out
03 Vampyr
03 The Inpatient
03 Tetris Effect
03 Octopath Traveler
03 Moss
03 Monster Hunter: World
03 Into the Breach
03 Gris
03 Firewall Zero Hour
03 Far Cry 5
03 Desert Child
03 Celeste
03 39 Days to Mars

TALLY BY DEVELOPER

28 Sony Interactive Entertainment
22 Insomniac Games, Inc.
16 Quantic Dream SA
12 Ubisoft
12 Rockstar
08 Electronic Arts/EA
07 Playground Games Ltd
07 Eidos Montreal
05 Motion Twin
04 Travellers Tales
04 Team Cherry
04 SEGA
04 Hazelight Studios AB
04 DONTNOD Entertainment
04 Convict Games
04 Capcom
03 Supermassive Games Ltd.
03 Subset Games
03 Square Enix Co. Ltd.
03 Resonair Inc.
03 Polyarc, Inc.
03 Oscar Brittain
03 Nomada Studio
03 Monstars Inc.
03 It’s Anecdotal
03 First Contact Entertainment, Inc.
03 BANDAI NAMCO
03 Acquire Corp.
03 Blizzard Entertainment
03 Matt Makes Games

TALLY BY PUBLISHER

74 Sony Interactive Entertainment
13 Ubisoft
13 Electronic Arts
12 Square Enix
12 Rockstar
09 Nintendo
09 Microsoft Studios
08 SEGA
06 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.
05 Motion Twin
04 Team Cherry
04 Devolver Digital
04 Convict Games
04 Capcom
04 BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
03 Team17 Digital Limited
03 Subset Games
03 Rebellion Developments Ltd.
03 Polyarc, Inc.
03 Matt Makes Games Inc.
03 It’s Anecdotal
03 Focus Home Interactive SAS
03 Enhance Games
03 Blizzard Entertainment
03 Annapurna Interactive
03 Akupara Games, LLC

Contact:
Thomas J. Allen
tallen at navgtr dot org
301-437-7880

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Winner List for 2017: Mario, Horizon

HORIZON ZERO DAWN WINS 7 NAVGTR AWARDS;
SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY TAKES GAME OF THE YEAR

Boston, MA (March 13, 2018) / NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 739 media voters and 8,804 subscribers, has announced winners for its 17th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The biggest winner is Horizon Zero Dawn with 7 awards. The record is held by The Last of Us with fifteen from three years ago. Cuphead was the second biggest winner with 6 awards. Super Mario Odyssey and Persona 5 each won five.

Developer and publisher tallies were not available as of press time.

Fifty-nine of sixty competitive categories were awarded recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more as seen at http://navgtr.org. Only the category of Original Racing Game received no nominations.

NAVGTR strongly supports the IGDA Developer Credit special interest group (SIG) at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices, making award attributions possible for individuals.

All titles, characters, likenesses, and indictia are copyrights or trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

ABOUT NAVGTR CORP.

NAVGTR Corp.(TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing game developers.

The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, YouTubers, Twitch streamers, content creators, and writers includes contributors for Bitmob, CBS Interactive, Destructoid, EGM Now, Game Informer, Game Trailers, GamesIndustry.biz, Gamespot, Gamezone, IGN, Kotaku, Machinima, Mashable, Massively, MSNBC, Polygon, Retroware, The Koalition, Ten Ton Hammer, and Venture Beat.

Additional varied outlets include Austin American-Statesman, Break, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Futurenet, GamesRadar, Gaming Illustrated, Geek, Los Angeles Times, MMO PRG, Moody’s, NBC, New Gamer Nation, New York Times, Nintendo World Report, The Ottawa Citizen, PC Gamer, San Jose Mercury-News, Terminal Gamer, USA Today, The Vancouver Sun, Wired News, and hundreds more.

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Animation, Artistic
Cuphead – WINNER
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Little Nightmares
Persona 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Animation, Technical
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Splatoon 2

Art Direction, Contemporary
Little Nightmares
Monument Valley 2
Night in the Woods
Persona 5 – WINNER
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Art Direction, Fantasy
Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Prey
Pyre
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER

Art Direction, Period Influence
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Cuphead – WINNER
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn

Camera Direction in a Game Engine
Call of Duty: WWII
Gravity Rush 2
Nier: Automata – WINNER
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Character Design
Cuphead – WINNER
Horizon Zero Dawn
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D
1-2-Switch
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Hidden Agenda
Matterfall
Metroid: Samus Returns – WINNER

Control Design, 3D
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Control Design, VR
Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – WINNER
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Control Precision
Cuphead – WINNER
Horizon Zero Dawn
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey

Costume Design
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Persona 5 – WINNER
Skyrim for Switch

Direction in a Game Cinema
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5 – WINNER
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Direction in Virtual Reality
Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Lone Echo
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew – WINNER

Game Design, Franchise
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game Design, New IP
Friday the 13th: The Game
Gorogoa
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Little Nightmares
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game Engineering
Divinity: Original Sin II
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
SteamWorld Dig 2
The Sexy Brutale
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Game of the Year
Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Classic Revival
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – WINNER
Okami HD
Planescape: Torment
Yakuza Kiwami

Game, eSports
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Overwatch – WINNER
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Game, Franchise Action
Destiny 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
The Evil Within 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – WINNER
Yakuza 0

Game, Franchise Adventure
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Batman: The Enemy Within
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – WINNER

Game, Franchise Family
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
Sonic Mania
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Odyssey – WINNER
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Franchise Fighting
Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Injustice 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Tekken 7 – WINNER

Game, Franchise Racing
Dirt 4
Forza Motorsport 7 – WINNER
Gran Turismo Sport
NASCAR Heat 2

Game, Franchise Role Playing
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court
Divinity: Original Sin II
Mass Effect Andromeda
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Persona 5 – WINNER

Game, Franchise Sports
Everybody’s Golf
FIFA 18
MLB The Show 17
NBA 2K18 – WINNER
The Golf Club 2

Game, Music or Performance-Based
1-2-Switch
DropMix – WINNER
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone

Game, Original Action
Farpoint
Friday the 13th: The Game
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Slime Rancher

Game, Original Adventure
Tacoma
The Sexy Brutale
Thimbleweed Park
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch – WINNER

Game, Original Family
A Hat in Time
Cuphead – WINNER
Yooka-Laylee

Game, Original Fighting
Absolver
Arms – WINNER

Game, Original Racing
No Nominees

Game, Original Role Playing
Cosmic Star Heroine
Kingsway
Pyre – WINNER

Game, Original Sports
Golf Story – WINNER
NBA Playgrounds
The Golf Club VR

Game, Puzzle
Battle Chef Brigade
Monument Valley 2
Puyo Puyo Tetris – WINNER
Snipperclips

Game, Simulation
Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Gran Turismo Sport – WINNER
Slime Rancher

Game, Special Class
A Mortician’s Tale
Dream Daddy
Everything
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Pinball FX 3 – WINNER

Game, Strategy
Fire Emblem Heroes
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
No Heroes Allowed VR!
Total War: Warhammer II
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – WINNER

Graphics, Technical
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Innovation in Game Technology
Farpoint
Gran Turismo Sport
Hidden Agenda
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
StarBlood Arena

Lighting/Texturing
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch – WINNER

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Nier: Automata – WINNER
Persona 5

Original Dramatic Score, New IP
Arena of Valor
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn – WINNER
Little Nightmares
RiME

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Metroid: Samus Returns
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER
Yakuza 0

Original Light Mix Score, New IP
Celeste
Cuphead – WINNER
Pyre
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch

Performance in a Comedy, Lead
Battle Chef Brigade – Erica Mendez as “Mina”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Scott Porter as “Peter Quill” – WINNER

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting
Agents of Mayhem – Eliza Schneider as “Agent Rama”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Adam Harrington as “Groot” – WINNER
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Dar Dash as “Hawkeye”

Performance in a Drama, Lead
Destiny 2 – Nathan Fillion as “Cayde-6”
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Melina Juergens as “Senua” – WINNER
Horizon Zero Dawn – Ashly Burch as “Aloy”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Claudia Black as “Chloe Frazer”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Laura Bailey as “Nadine”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting
Batman: The Enemy Within – Debra Wilson as “Amanda Waller” – WINNER
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court – Wayne June as “Narrator”
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – Katie O’Hagan as “Mia”
Tales of Berseria – Monica Rial as “Bienfu”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Troy Baker as “Samuel Drake”

Performance in a Sports Game
Forza Motorsport 7 – Josef Newgarden – WINNER
Forza Motorsport 7 – Ken Block
NHL 18 – Paul Steigerwald

Song Collection
Gran Turismo Sport
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – WINNER
Need for Speed Payback

Song, Original or Adapted
Gran Turismo Sport – “No Nothings”
Pyre – “Vagrant Song”
Super Mario Odyssey – “Jump Up, Super Star!” – WINNER
Tales of Berseria – “Burn”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema
Mass Effect Andromeda
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – WINNER

Sound Effects
Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
Dirt 4
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – WINNER

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality
Fallout 4 VR
Lone Echo
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – WINNER
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Use of Sound, Franchise
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Outlast 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – WINNER

Use of Sound, New IP
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – WINNER
Hidden Folks
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Observer

Writing in a Comedy
Agents of Mayhem
Night in the Woods – WINNER
Oxenfree
Rise & Shine
Thimbleweed Park

Writing in a Drama
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Nier: Automata
Persona 5 – WINNER

Wins by Title
07 Horizon Zero Dawn
06 Cuphead
05 Super Mario Odyssey
05 Persona 5
04 Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
02 What Remains of Edith Finch
02 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
02 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
02 Nier: Automata
02 Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
02 Guardians of the Galaxy
02 Forza Motorsport 7

Developer Tally for NAVGTR Winners 2017
08 Nintendo
07 Guerrilla Games
05 Studio MDHR
04 Atlus, P Studio
03 Platinum Games
03 Naughty Dog
02 Volition
02 Supergiant Games
02 Polyphony Digital
02 Ninja Theory
02 Giant Sparrow
02 Capcom

Publisher Tally for NAVGTR Winners 2017
12 Sony Interactive Entertainment
08 Nintendo
06 Deep Silver
05 Studio MDHR
04 Atlus, Atlus USA
03 Square Enix Co., Ltd.
02 Supergiant Games
02 Ninja Theory
02 Capcom
02 Annapurna Interactive
02 2K Games

Individual Tally for NAVGTR Winners 2017
02 Joris de Man
02 Kenta Motokura
02 Troy Mashburn
01 Alvin Nelson
01 Bastian Seelbach
01 Brian Tate
01 Dan Tanguay
01 David García Díaz
01 David Simpson
01 Emilio Gutiérrez López
01 Fredrik Ljungdahl
01 George Hufnagl
01 Gregory Donovan
01 Hironobu Sakaguchi
01 Jacob Solomon
01 Jacobo Luengo
01 Jake Clark
01 Jason L. Blair
01 Jean-Baptiste Legros
01 Jeffrey J. Thomas
01 Jennifer Jessee
01 Joel C. High
01 Katsura Hashino
01 Kurt Margenau
01 Leon Somi
01 Masayoshi Suto
01 Mayumi Suzaki
01 Michael Kent
01 Mizuki Hosoyamada
01 Nate Nanzer
01 Ryan Moldenhauer
01 Satoru Takizawa
01 Shinya Hiratake
01 Shirley Tang
01 Tomohiro Shingu
01 Wataru Hachisako

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: THOMAS J. ALLEN
PHONE: 301-437-7880
E-MAIL: INFO AT NAVGTR DOT ORG

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Nominee List for 2017: Horizon, Persona

HORIZON ZERO DAWN TOPS NAVGTR NOMINATIONS

Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2018) / NAVGTR CORP. — The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a non-profit media organization, has announced nominations for its 17th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The nominees for GAME OF THE YEAR are:

Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Total nominations:

17 – Horizon Zero Dawn
11 – Persona 5
10 – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
10 – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
10 – Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
08 – Assassin’s Creed Origins
06 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
06 – Super Mario Odyssey
06 – Nier: Automata
06 – Middle-earth: Shadow of War
06 – Little Nightmares
06 – Destiny 2
06 – Cuphead
05 – What Remains of Edith Finch
05 – Gravity Rush 2
05 – Gran Turismo Sport
04 – Pyre
04 – Farpoint
03 – Star Trek: Bridge Crew
03 – Sonic Mania
03 – Skyrim VR
03 – Life is Strange: Before the Storm
03 – Forza Motorsport 7
03 – Fallout 4 VR

For a complete list of 60 categories and nominees, visit http://navgtr.org/nominees

Animation, Artistic

Cuphead
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Little Nightmares
Persona 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Animation, Technical

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Splatoon 2

Art Direction, Contemporary

Little Nightmares
Monument Valley 2
Night in the Woods
Persona 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Art Direction, Fantasy

Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Prey
Pyre
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Cuphead
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

Call of Duty: WWII
Gravity Rush 2
Nier: Automata
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Character Design

Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

1-2-Switch
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Hidden Agenda
Matterfall
Metroid: Samus Returns

Control Design, 3D

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Control Design, VR

Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Control Precision

Cuphead
Horizon Zero Dawn
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey

Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Gravity Rush 2
Persona 5
Skyrim for Switch

Direction in a Game Cinema

Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Direction in Virtual Reality

Fallout 4 VR
Farpoint
Lone Echo
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Game Design, Franchise

Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Sonic Mania
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game Design, New IP

Friday the 13th: The Game
Gorogoa
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game Engineering

Divinity: Original Sin II
Gravity Rush 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
SteamWorld Dig 2
The Sexy Brutale
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn
Nier: Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Classic Revival

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Okami HD
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
Yakuza Kiwami

Game, eSports

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Overwatch
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Game, Franchise Action

Destiny 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
The Evil Within 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Yakuza 0

Game, Franchise Adventure

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Batman: The Enemy Within
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Game, Franchise Family

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy
Sonic Mania
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Game, Franchise Fighting

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2
Injustice 2
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Tekken 7

Game, Franchise Racing

Dirt 4
Forza Motorsport 7
Gran Turismo Sport
NASCAR Heat 2

Game, Franchise Role Playing

Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court
Divinity: Original Sin II
Mass Effect Andromeda
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Persona 5

Game, Franchise Sports

Everybody’s Golf
FIFA 18
MLB The Show 17
NBA 2K18
The Golf Club 2

Game, Music or Performance-Based

1-2-Switch
DropMix
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone

Game, Original Action

Farpoint
Friday the 13th: The Game
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Slime Rancher

Game, Original Adventure

Tacoma
The Sexy Brutale
Thimbleweed Park
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch

Game, Original Family

A Hat in Time
Cuphead
Yooka-Laylee

Game, Original Fighting

Absolver
Arms

Game, Original Racing

No Nominees

Game, Original Role Playing

Cosmic Star Heroine
Kingsway
Pyre

Game, Original Sports

Golf Story
NBA Playgrounds
The Golf Club VR

Game, Puzzle

Battle Chef Brigade
Monument Valley 2
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Snipperclips

Game, Simulation

Car Mechanic Simulator 2018
Gran Turismo Sport
Slime Rancher

Game, Special Class

A Mortician’s Tale
Dream Daddy
Everything
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy
Pinball FX 3

Game, Strategy

Fire Emblem Heroes
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
No Heroes Allowed VR!
Total War: Warhammer II
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Graphics, Technical

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Horizon Zero Dawn
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Innovation in Game Technology

Farpoint
Gran Turismo Sport
Hidden Agenda
Horizon Zero Dawn
StarBlood Arena

Lighting/Texturing

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

Arena of Valor
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
RiME

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Metroid: Samus Returns
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Yakuza 0

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Celeste
Cuphead
Pyre
To the Moon
What Remains of Edith Finch

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Battle Chef Brigade – Erica Mendez as “Mina”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Scott Porter as “Peter Quill”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Agents of Mayhem – Eliza Schneider as “Agent Rama”
Guardians of the Galaxy – Adam Harrington as “Groot”
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 – Dar Dash as “Hawkeye”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Destiny 2 – Nathan Fillion as “Cayde-6”
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Melina Juergens as “Senua”
Horizon Zero Dawn – Ashly Burch as “Aloy”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Claudia Black as “Chloe Frazer”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Laura Bailey as “Nadine”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Batman: The Enemy Within – Debra Wilson as “Amanda Waller”
Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court – Wayne June as “Narrator”
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard – Katie O’Hagan as “Mia”
Tales of Berseria – Monica Rial as “Bienfu”
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Troy Baker as “Samuel Drake”

Performance in a Sports Game

Forza Motorsport 7 – Josef Newgarden
Forza Motorsport 7 – Ken Block
NHL 18 – Paul Steigerwald

Song Collection

Gran Turismo Sport
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Need for Speed Payback

Song, Original or Adapted

Gran Turismo Sport – “No Nothings”
Pyre – “Vagrant Song”
Super Mario Odyssey – “Jump Up, Super Star!”
Tales of Berseria – “Burn”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Mass Effect Andromeda
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Sound Effects

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package
Dirt 4
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

Fallout 4 VR
Lone Echo
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard
Skyrim VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Outlast 2
Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Use of Sound, New IP

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hidden Folks
Horizon Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Observer

Writing in a Comedy

Agents of Mayhem
Night in the Woods
Oxenfree
Rise & Shine
Thimbleweed Park

Writing in a Drama

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon Zero Dawn
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Nier: Automata
Persona 5

Nominees were determined by 739 press voters in 60 competitive categories.

The most nominated games in history (17 or more) are now Horizon Zero Dawn, Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Heavy Rain, Metroid Prime, Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Last of Us.

Winners will be announced March 13, 2018.

NAVGTR strongly supports the Developer Credit special interest group at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices and help certify award attributions.

All titles, characters, likenesses, and indictia are copyrights or trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 
Publisher Tally for NAVGTR Nominations 2017

48 Sony Interactive Entertainment
25 Nintendo
14 Capcom
11 Ubisoft
11 Atlus, Deep Silver, Atlus USA
10 Ninja Theory
10 Bethesda Softworks
09 Square Enix Co., Ltd.
09 Sega
09 Bandai Namco Entertainment
09 Activision
08 Warner Bros.
06 Studio MDHR
06 Annapurna Interactive
05 Supergiant Games
05 Electronic Arts
04 Telltale Games
04 Adult Swim
03 Microsoft Studios
03 Humble Bundle
03 2K Games

Developer Tally for NAVGTR Nominations 2017

20 Nintendo
17 Guerrilla Games
14 Capcom
11 Atlus, P Studio
10 Ubisoft
10 Ninja Theory
10 Naughty Dog
09 Sony Interactive Entertainment
07 Platinum Games
07 Bethesda Game Studios
06 Tarsier Studios
06 Studio MDHR
06 Monolith Productions, IUGO
06 Bungie, Vicarious Visions, High Moon Studios
05 Supergiant Games
05 Sega
05 Project Siren
05 Polyphony Digital
05 Giant Sparrow
04 Telltale Games
04 Impulse Gear
04 Escalation Studios
03 Turn 10 Studios
03 Tequila Works
03 Red Storm Entertainment
03 Deck Nine
03 Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, PagodaWest Games, SEGA of America
03 Bandai Namco Entertainment

Individual Tally for NAVGTR Nominations 2017

03 Bastian Seelbach
02 David Garcia Diaz
02 Hidemaro Fujibayahi
02 Jared Kasl
02 Jennifer Jessee
02 Jessie Boyer
03 Joris de Man
02 Katsura Hashino
02 Kedhrin Gonzalez
02 Kenta Motokura
02 Mayumi Suzaki
02 Phillip A. Kovats
02 Shoji Meguro
02 Shunsuke Saito
02 Tate Mosesian
03 Tobias Lilja
02 Troy Mashburn
02 Wataru Hachisako

ABOUT NAVGTR CORP.

NAVGTR Corp.TM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing the developments and achievements of the interactive entertainment industry for public awareness and education.

The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, and writers includes registered media from trade events such as RTX, PAX, CES, GDC, BFIG, and E3.

http://www.facebook.com/navgtrawards

Behold! The NAVGTR Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: THOMAS J. ALLEN
PHONE: 301-437-7880
E-MAIL: INFO AT NAVGTR DOT ORG

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Gamer Cruise Controversy

The Koalition has been reporting on controversy surrounding a video game cruise known as Gamer Tech Events, Cruise Con, and Gamer Gauntlet. Varying reports attribute booking systems such as Cvent, Eventbrite, and Paypal used to take unfilled orders rather than actual ticket sales, leading to a refunds investigation by an alleged ESPN contributor.

Due to large upfront deposits and attrition schedules of charters, which usually require a travel agency to provide third party booking rather than direct sales from the cruise line, a video game cruise would require substantial investment. Fusion Marketing has reportedly left the project, but experienced esports organizers may have a winning formula for the future.

Best scoop (shortest video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jam8ibyvEi0

Full story:
http://www.esportsinsider.com/2017/07/sponsors-drop-out-of-gaming-cruise/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzR86C2RVIs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6LEddwhEl8

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Uncharted 4 wins nine; Overwatch GOTY

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UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END WINS 9 NAVGTR AWARDS;
OVERWATCH TAKES GAME OF THE YEAR

San Francisco, CA (March 20, 2017) / NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 1,195 media voters and 7,789 subscribers, has announced winners for its 16th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The biggest winner is Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End with 9 awards. The record is held by The Last of Us with fifteen from three years ago. DOOM was the second biggest winner with 6 awards. Overwatch won four. Firewatch won three, as did The Last Guardian.

By developer, Naughty Dog won nine. id Software won six, and Blizzard won four. Campo Santo (Firewatch), SIE Japan Studio, Square Enix, and Ubisoft (Massive, Montreal) studios won three awards each. EA won two awards.

By publisher, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) won twelve awards. Bethesda Softworks won seven, and Blizzard Entertainment won four. Winning three were 2K (Games, Sports), Panic (Firewatch), Square Enix, and Ubisoft. Winning two were EA, Microsoft Studios, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Fifty-eight of sixty competitive categories were awarded recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more as seen at http://navgtr.org. Two categories received no nominations.

This year’s Honorary Award recipient is Mark Barlet, for expanding accessibility to games through the Able Gamers charity organization.

NAVGTR strongly supports the IGDA Developer Credit special interest group (SIG) at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices.

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GAME OF THE YEAR
Dark Souls III
Inside
Overwatch – WINNER
Pokemon Go
Stardew Valley
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

ANIMATION, ARTISTIC
Abzu
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal
Inside
The Last Guardian – WINNER

ANIMATION, TECHNICAL
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Gears of War 4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

ART DIRECTION, PERIOD INFLUENCE
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
The Banner Saga 2
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – WINNER

ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
Darkest Dungeon
Final Fantasy XV
The Last Guardian – WINNER
Owlboy
Titanfall 2

ART DIRECTION, CONTEMPORARY
DOOM – WINNER
Forza Horizon 3
Inside
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

CAMERA DIRECTION IN A GAME ENGINE
Chronos
Dishonored 2
Final Fantasy XV
Inside – WINNER
Republique

CHARACTER DESIGN
Dishonored 2
DOOM
The Last Guardian
Overwatch – WINNER
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

CONTROL DESIGN, 2D OR LIMITED 3D
Headlander
Mario & Luigi Paper Jam
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 – WINNER
Severed
Unravel

CONTROL DESIGN, 3D
Abzu
Dishonored 2
DOOM – WINNER
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

CONTROL DESIGN, VR
Eagle Flight
Eve: Valkyrie
House of the Dying Sun
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
Superhot VR – WINNER

CONTROL PRECISION
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
DOOM – WINNER
Forza Horizon 3
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

COSTUME DESIGN
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2 – WINNER
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

DIRECTION IN A GAME CINEMA
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Quantum Break
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

DIRECTION IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Adr1ft
Batman: Arkham VR – WINNER
Edge of Nowhere
Here They Lie
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

GAME DESIGN, NEW IP
Dead by Daylight
Inside
The Last Guardian – WINNER
Overwatch
Republique

GAME DESIGN, FRANCHISE
Dishonored 2
DOOM – WINNER
Forza Horizon 3
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
XCOM 2

GAME ENGINEERING
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Pokemon Go
Stellaris
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
Battlefield 1
DOOM
Forza Horizon 3
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

INNOVATION IN GAME TECHNOLOGY
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
DOOM
Eagle Flight
HTC Vive – WINNER
No Man’s Sky

LIGHTING/TEXTURING
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Quantum Break
Titanfall 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, NEW IP
Furi – WINNER
Hyper Light Drifter
Overcooked
Overwatch
Stardew Valley

ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, FRANCHISE
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – WINNER
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Ratchet & Clank

ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, NEW IP
Tom Clancy’s The Division – WINNER
The Last Guardian
Severed
Stellaris
Virginia

ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, FRANCHISE
Dark Souls III
Dishonored 2
Mafia III
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER
Watch Dogs 2

PERFORMANCE IN A SPORTS GAME
FIFA 17 – Adetomiwa Edun as “Alex Hunter”
NBA 2K17 – Michael B. Jordan as “Justice Young” – WINNER
WWE 2K17 – Michael Cole as “Himself”

PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, LEAD
King’s Quest: The Good Knight – Christopher Lloyd as “King Graham” –
WINNER
Ratchet & Clank – James Arnold Taylor as “Ratchet”

PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, SUPPORTING
Ratchet & Clank – Jim Ward as “Qwark”
King’s Quest: The Good Knight – Wallace Shawn as “Manny”
Lego Marvel’s Avengers – Stan Lee as “Himself” – WINNER
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Harrison Ford as “Han Solo”
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – Inori Minase as “Tsubasa”

PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, LEAD
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Brian Bloom as “Nick Reyes”
Firewatch – Cissy Jones as “Delilah”
Firewatch – Rich Sommer as “Henry” – WINNER
Mafia III – Alex Hernandez as “Lincoln Clay”
Quantum Break – Shawn Ashmore as “Jack Joyce”

PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, SUPPORTING
Darkest Dungeon – Wayne June as “Narrator”
Final Fantasy XV – Amy Shiels as “Lunafreya”
Quantum Break – Aiden Gillen as “Paul Serene” – WINNER
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Emily Rose as “Elena Fisher”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – MyAnna Buring as “Anna Henrietta”

SONG, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED
Civilization VI – “Sogno di Volare”
Dishonored 2 – “Gold Dust Woman”
Final Fantasy XV – “Stand By Me” – WINNER
The Flame in the Flood – “What We Leave Behind”

SONG COLLECTION
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dead Rising 4
Dishonored 2
Forza Horizon 3
Mafia III – WINNER

SOUND MIXING IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Adr1ft – WINNER
The Climb
Edge of Nowhere
The Lab
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

SOUND EDITING IN A GAME CINEMA
Battlefield 1
Dark Souls III
Dishonored 2
Gears of War 4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

SOUND EFFECTS
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal – WINNER
MLB The Show 16
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

USE OF SOUND, NEW IP
Dead by Daylight
Tom Clancy’s The Division – WINNER
The Flame in the Flood
Inside
Quantum Break

USE OF SOUND, FRANCHISE
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Far Cry Primal
Mafia III
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER

WRITING IN A COMEDY
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Headlander
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives – WINNER
King’s Quest – Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb
Mario & Luigi Paper Jam

WRITING IN A DRAMA
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Firewatch – WINNER
Quantum Break
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAME, CLASSIC REVIVAL
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
DOOM – WINNER
Master of Orion
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster

GAME, MUSIC OR PERFORMANCE-BASED
Audioshield
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Thumper – WINNER

GAME, ORIGINAL ACTION
Adr1ft
Hyper Light Drifter
The Lab
Overwatch – WINNER
Republique

GAME, ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Edge of Nowhere
Firewatch – WINNER
Here They Lie
The Last Guardian

GAME, ORIGINAL FAMILY
The Flame in the Flood – WINNER
Owlboy
Song of the Deep

GAME, ORIGINAL FIGHTING
no nominations

GAME, ORIGINAL RACING
Radial-G: Racing Revolved – WINNER
Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo

GAME, ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING
Darkest Dungeon – WINNER
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Grand Kingdom
I Am Setsuna
Tyranny

GAME, ORIGINAL SPORTS
no nominations

GAME, FRANCHISE ACTION
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
DOOM – WINNER
HITMAN
Titanfall 2

GAME, FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
Salt and Sanctuary
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER
Watch Dogs 2
Zero Time Dilemma

GAME, FRANCHISE FAMILY
Dragon Quest Builders – WINNER
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
Pokemon Go
Ratchet & Clank
Super Mario Run

GAME, FRANCHISE FIGHTING
The King of Fighters XIV
Street Fighter V – WINNER
EA Sports UFC 2
WWE 2K17

GAME, FRANCHISE RACING
Dirt Rally
F1 2016
Forza Horizon 3 – WINNER
NASCAR Heat Evolution
Trackmania Turbo

GAME, FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
The Banner Saga 2
Bravely Second: End Layer
Dark Souls III
Final Fantasy XV – WINNER
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

GAME, FRANCHISE SPORTS
FIFA 17 – WINNER
Madden NFL 17
MLB The Show 16
NBA 2K17
NHL 17

GAME, ESPORTS
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Overwatch – WINNER
Rocket League
Street Fighter V

GAME, PUZZLE
Deus Ex Go
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Stephen’s Sausage Roll
The Turing Test
The Witness – WINNER

GAME, SIMULATION
Planet Coaster
Starbound
Stardew Valley – WINNER

GAME, SPECIAL CLASS
Abzu
Overcooked
That Dragon, Cancer – WINNER

GAME, STRATEGY
Civilization VI – WINNER
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
XCOM 2

HONORARY AWARD
Mark Barlet, for expanding accessibility through Able Gamers

Wins by Title
09 Uncharted 4
06 DOOM
04 Overwatch
03 Firewatch
03 The Last Guardian
02 Final Fantasy XV
02 Tom Clancy’s The Division
01 Adr1ft
01 Batman: Arkham VR
01 Civilization VI
01 Darkest Dungeon
01 Dishonored 2
01 Dragon Quest Builders
01 Far Cry Primal
01 FIFA 17
01 Forza Horizon 3
01 Furi
01 HTC Vive
01 Inside
01 Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives
01 King’s Quest: The Good Knight – Christopher Lloyd as “King Graham”
01 Lego Marvel’s Avengers – Stan Lee as “Himself”
01 Mafia III
01 Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
01 NBA 2K17 – Michael B. Jordan as “Justice Young”
01 Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
01 Quantum Break – Aiden Gillen as “Paul Serene”
01 Radial-G: Racing Revolved
01 Stardew Valley
01 Street Fighter V
01 Superhot VR
01 That Dragon, Cancer
01 The Flame in the Flood
01 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
01 The Witness
01 Thumper

Wins by Developer
09 Naughty Dog
06 id Software
04 Blizzard Entertainment
03 Campo Santo
03 SIE Japan Studio
03 Square Enix (Business Division 2, 5)
03 Ubisoft (Massive, Montreal)
02 EA (DICE, Canada)
01 Arkane Studios
01 Bandai Namco Entertainment
01 Capcom, AND Dimps
01 CD Projekt RED
01 ConcernedApe
01 Drool
01 Firaxis Games
01 Hangar 13
01 HTC
01 Numinous Games
01 Owlchemy Labs
01 Playdead
01 Playground Games
01 Red Hook Studios
01 Remedy Entertainment
01 Rocksteady Studios
01 Superhot Team
01 Tammeka Games
01 The Game Breakers
01 The Molasses Flood
01 The Odd Gentlemen
01 Thekla, Inc.
01 Three One Zero
01 Traveller’s Tales
01 Visual Concepts

Wins by Publisher
12 Sony Interactive Entertainment
07 Bethesda Softworks
04 Blizzard Entertainment
03 2K (Games, Sports)
03 Panic
03 Square Enix
03 Ubisoft
02 EA (Electronic Arts, EA Sports)
02 Microsoft Studios
02 Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
01 505 Games
01 Bandai Namco Entertainment
01 Capcom
01 CD Projekt
01 Chucklefish Games
01 Drool
01 Numinous Games
01 Owlchemy Labs
01 Playdead
01 Red Hook Studios
01 Sierra Entertainment
01 Superhot Team
01 Tammeka Games
01 The Game Bakers
01 The Molasses Flood
01 Thekla, Inc.
01 Valve

Individual Recipients of two awards
Bruce Straley
Fumito Ueda
Jeffrey Kaplan
Marty Stratton
Neil Druckmann
Olly Moss
Peter Sokal
Phil Kovats
Sean Vanaman
TBD (14)

Individual Recipients Presumed Eligible for one award
Adam Doherty
Adam Orth
Aiden Gillen
Arnt Jensen
Billy Ethan Khan
Chris Remo
Christopher Lloyd
Eric Barone
Florence + The Machine
Florence Lapalu
Hajime Tabata
Henry Jackman
Jake Rodkin
James Slavin
Jean-Baptiste Ferder
Jeremy Yates
Jonathan Blow
Jonathan Lane
Jonathan Mayer
Kazuya Niinou
Leandro Amaral
Lucjan Wiecek
Mark Barlet
Mark Shoaf
Masanobu Tanaka
Michael B. Jordan
Michael Yosh
Mohamed Rabia
Ola Strandh
Ralph Fulton
Renaud Galand
Rich Sommer
Scott Hanau
Simon Koudriavtsev
Stan Lee
Takayuki Nakayama
Teagan Morrison
Tyler Thornock
Waylon Brinck

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Nominee List for 2016

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Austin, TX (February 14, 2017) / NAVGTR CORP. — The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a non-profit media organization, has announced nominations for its 16th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

GAME OF THE YEAR
Dark Souls III
Inside
Overwatch
Pokemon Go
Stardew Valley
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

ANIMATION, ARTISTIC
Abzu
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal
Inside
The Last Guardian

ANIMATION, TECHNICAL
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Gears of War 4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

ART DIRECTION, PERIOD INFLUENCE
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
The Banner Saga 2
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
Darkest Dungeon
Final Fantasy XV
The Last Guardian
Owlboy
Titanfall 2

ART DIRECTION, CONTEMPORARY
DOOM
Forza Horizon 3
Inside
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

CAMERA DIRECTION IN A GAME ENGINE
Chronos
Dishonored 2
Final Fantasy XV
Inside
Republique

CHARACTER DESIGN
Dishonored 2
DOOM
The Last Guardian
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

CONTROL DESIGN, 2D OR LIMITED 3D
Headlander
Mario & Luigi Paper Jam
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Severed
Unravel

CONTROL DESIGN, 3D
Abzu
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

CONTROL DESIGN, VR
Eagle Flight
Eve: Valkyrie
House of the Dying Sun
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League
Superhot VR

CONTROL PRECISION
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Forza Horizon 3
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

COSTUME DESIGN
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine

DIRECTION IN A GAME CINEMA
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dishonored 2
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Quantum Break
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

DIRECTION IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Adr1ft
Batman: Arkham VR
Edge of Nowhere
Here They Lie
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

GAME DESIGN, NEW IP
Dead by Daylight
Inside
The Last Guardian
Overwatch
Republique

GAME DESIGN, FRANCHISE
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Forza Horizon 3
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
XCOM 2

GAME ENGINEERING
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Pokemon Go
Stellaris
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
Battlefield 1
DOOM
Forza Horizon 3
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

INNOVATION IN GAME TECHNOLOGY
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
DOOM
Eagle Flight
HTC Vive
No Man’s Sky

LIGHTING/TEXTURING
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Quantum Break
Titanfall 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, NEW IP
Furi
Hyper Light Drifter
Overcooked
Overwatch
Stardew Valley

ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, FRANCHISE
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2
Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Ratchet & Clank

ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, NEW IP
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Last Guardian
Severed
Stellaris
Virginia

ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, FRANCHISE
Dark Souls III
Dishonored 2
Mafia III
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Watch Dogs 2

PERFORMANCE IN A SPORTS GAME
FIFA 17 – Adetomiwa Edun as “Alex Hunter”
NBA 2K17 – Michael B. Jordan as “Justice Young”
WWE 2K17 – Michael Cole as “Himself”

PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, LEAD
King’s Quest: The Good Knight – Christopher Lloyd as “King Graham”
Ratchet & Clank – James Arnold Taylor as “Ratchet”

PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, SUPPORTING
Ratchet & Clank – Jim Ward as “Qwark”
King’s Quest: The Good Knight – Wallace Shawn as “Manny”
Lego Marvel’s Avengers – Stan Lee as “Himself”
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Harrison Ford as “Han Solo”
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE – Inori Minase as “Tsubasa”

PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, LEAD
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Brian Bloom as “Nick Reyes”
Firewatch – Cissy Jones as “Delilah”
Firewatch – Rich Sommer as “Henry”
Mafia III – Alex Hernandez as “Lincoln Clay”
Quantum Break – Shawn Ashmore as “Jack Joyce”

PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, SUPPORTING
Darkest Dungeon – Wayne June as “Narrator”
Final Fantasy XV – Amy Shiels as “Lunafreya”
Quantum Break – Aiden Gillen as “Paul Serene”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Emily Rose as “Elena Fisher”
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine – MyAnna Buring as “Anna Henrietta”

SONG, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED
Civilization VI – “Sogno di Volare”
Dishonored 2 – “Gold Dust Woman”
Final Fantasy XV – “Stand By Me”
The Flame in the Flood – “What We Leave Behind”

SONG COLLECTION
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Dead Rising 4
Dishonored 2
Forza Horizon 3
Mafia III

SOUND MIXING IN VIRTUAL REALITY
Adr1ft
The Climb
Edge of Nowhere
The Lab
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

SOUND EDITING IN A GAME CINEMA
Battlefield 1
Dark Souls III
Dishonored 2
Gears of War 4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

SOUND EFFECTS
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
Far Cry Primal
MLB The Show 16
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

USE OF SOUND, NEW IP
Dead by Daylight
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Flame in the Flood
Inside
Quantum Break

USE OF SOUND, FRANCHISE
Dishonored 2
DOOM
Far Cry Primal
Mafia III
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

WRITING IN A COMEDY
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Headlander
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives
King’s Quest – Chapter 3: Once Upon a Climb
Mario & Luigi Paper Jam

WRITING IN A DRAMA
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Firewatch
Quantum Break
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAME, CLASSIC REVIVAL
Day of the Tentacle Remastered
DOOM
Master of Orion
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster

GAME, MUSIC OR PERFORMANCE-BASED
Audioshield
Rhythm Heaven Megamix
Thumper

GAME, ORIGINAL ACTION
Adr1ft
Hyper Light Drifter
The Lab
Overwatch
Republique

GAME, ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
1979 Revolution: Black Friday
Edge of Nowhere
Firewatch
Here They Lie
The Last Guardian

GAME, ORIGINAL FAMILY
The Flame in the Flood
Owlboy
Song of the Deep

GAME, ORIGINAL FIGHTING
no nominations

GAME, ORIGINAL RACING
Radial-G: Racing Revolved
Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo

GAME, ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING
Darkest Dungeon
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Grand Kingdom
I Am Setsuna
Tyranny

GAME, ORIGINAL SPORTS
no nominations

GAME, FRANCHISE ACTION
Battlefield 1
Dishonored 2
DOOM
HITMAN
Titanfall 2

GAME, FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice
Salt and Sanctuary
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Watch Dogs 2
Zero Time Dilemma

GAME, FRANCHISE FAMILY
Dragon Quest Builders
Lego Marvel’s Avengers
Pokemon Go
Ratchet & Clank
Super Mario Run

GAME, FRANCHISE FIGHTING
The King of Fighters XIV
Street Fighter V
EA Sports UFC 2
WWE 2K17

GAME, FRANCHISE RACING
Dirt Rally
F1 2016
Forza Horizon 3
NASCAR Heat Evolution
Trackmania Turbo

GAME, FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
The Banner Saga 2
Bravely Second: End Layer
Dark Souls III
Final Fantasy XV
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse

GAME, FRANCHISE SPORTS
FIFA 17
Madden NFL 17
MLB The Show 16
NBA 2K17
NHL 17

GAME, ESPORTS
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Overwatch
Rocket League
Street Fighter V

GAME, PUZZLE
Deus Ex Go
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Stephen’s Sausage Roll
The Turing Test
The Witness

GAME, SIMULATION
Planet Coaster
Starbound
Stardew Valley

GAME, SPECIAL CLASS
Abzu
Overcooked
That Dragon, Cancer

GAME, STRATEGY
Civilization VI
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
XCOM 2

Nominees were determined by 1,195 press voters in 60 competitive categories. Voters nearly doubled in numbers from last year.

 

The nominees for GAME OF THE YEAR are:

 

Dark Souls III

Inside

Overwatch

Pokemon Go

Stardew Valley

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

 

The leader in nominations (19) is Dishonored 2, followed by Uncharted 4 with 16 nods and DOOM with 13 nods. The Last Guardian received 7 nominations.

 

Racking six nominations each were Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Forza Horizon 3, Inside, Overwatch, and Quantum Break.

 

The most nominated games in history (17 or more) are now Fallout 4, Dishonored 2, Heavy Rain, Metroid Prime, Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and The Last of Us.

 

Five individuals received three nominations each and are waiting to be certified for the official record:

 

Adam Orth – Adr1ft

Eric Barone – Stardew Valley

Neil Druckmann – Uncharted 4

Phil Kovats – Uncharted 4

Thomas Mitton – Dishonored 2

 

Notable small budget nominees include Owlboy, Hyper Light Drifter, Stardew Valley, Virginia, The Flame in the Flood, and others.

 

Top developers are:

 

19 Arkane Studios

16 Naughty Dog

13 id Software

13 Electronic Arts (EA Canada, DICE, and Tiburon)

12 Ubisoft (Massive, Montreal)

 

Top publishers are:

 

34 Sony Interactive Entertainment

32 Bethesda Softworks

18 Electronic Arts (EA, EA Sports)

15 Microsoft Studios

14 Ubisoft

 

For a complete list of 60 categories and nominees, visit http://navgtr.org/nominees

 

Winners will be announced March 20, 2017.

 

NAVGTR strongly supports the Developer Credit special interest group at http://igda.org/devcredit to improve crediting practices and help certify award attributions.

 

All titles, characters, likenesses, and indictia are copyrights or trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

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The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, and writers includes registered media from trade events such as RTX, PAX, CES, GDC, BFIG, and E3.

 

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SXSW Nominations for 2016

Gamers across the world started casting their votes on January 25th, 2017 and there’s one week left to make sure your favorite games and the creators behind them are rewarded at the SXSW Gaming Awards on March 18th in Austin, TX.

Once all the entries were received, the SXSW Gaming Advisory Board and staff selected the top five choices in each award category. The team is comprised of over 40 industry experts who are well-versed in everything gaming and geek culture. Now all the nominees are online and ready for you to help determine the winner of each award.

Voting Page: http://studios.ign.com/sxswgamingawards/

Video Game of the Year:
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres.

Excellence in SFX:
Awarded to the game with the most outstanding and impactful sound effects.

Excellence in Musical Score:
Awarded to the game that best exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it progresses the narrative of the game.

Excellence in Technical Achievement:
Awarded to the game that pushed the capabilities of technology and programming.

Excellence in Visual Achievement:
Awarded to the game with the most well-designed and stunning visuals.

Excellence in Animation:
Awarded to the game with the most outstanding animations.

Excellence in Art:
Awarded to the game with the most expressive and creative artistic style.

Excellence in Convergence:
Awarded to the game that excels in crossover to other entertainment mediums such as film, music, toys, animation, sports and more.

Excellence in Multiplayer:
Awarded to the game with the best player-to-player interaction experience.

Most Memorable Character:
Awarded to the best game character that left an overwhelming impression.

Most Promising New Intellectual Property:
Awarded to a new property that risked creating something fresh and that excelled within its genre or category for the year.

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game:
Awarded to the game that was primarily produced via crowdfunding platforms and had excelled beyond the expectations set before it.

Excellence in Gameplay:
Awarded to the game with the best gameplay mechanics.

Excellence in Design:
Awarded to the game with the best overall design concept and best execution.

Excellence in Narrative:
Awarded to the game with the best storyline and dialogue.

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award:
Awarded to the game that best challenges the “norm” of everyday gaming and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character, or gameplay.

Fan Creation of the Year:
Awarded to the most compelling fan-made piece of work across all games and platforms. This includes, but isn’t limited to, artwork, writing, videography, special effects, and more.

Trending Game of the Year:
Awarded to the game that consistently entertained and kept us watching on social platforms with its humor, stories, and more.

Esports Game of the Year:
Awarded to the online game that has the best competitive scene, or potential to grow one, and most entertainment value.

Tabletop Game of the Year:
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and ingenuity of any tabletop game in any genre.

Mobile Game of the Year:
Awarded to the game that exemplifies overall excellence and creates a unique gaming experience on any handheld device.

 

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IGF Nominees for 2016

Seumas McNally Grand Prize:
Inside (Playdead)
Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe)
Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games)
Event[0] (Ocelot Society)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Overcooked (Ghost Town Games)

Nuovo Award:
Islands: Non-Places (Carlburton LLC)
Close (Tobias Zarges and Moritz Eberl)
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (Sundae Month)
Oiκοςpiel, Book I (David Kanaga)
Everything (David OReilly)
Virginia (Variable State)
Mu Cartographer (Titouan Millet)
Lieve Oma (Florian Veltman)

Excellence in Visual Art:
The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood)
Inside (Playdead)
Virginia (Variable State)
Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
She Remembered Caterpillars (jumpsuit entertainment)

Excellence in Audio:
The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood)
GoNNER (Art in Heart)
Virginia (Variable State)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Everything (David OReilly)
Inside (Playdead)

Excellence in Design:
Imbroglio (Michael Brough)
Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games)
Duskers (Misfits Attic)
Overcooked (Ghost Town Games)
Event[0] (Ocelot Society)
Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games)

Excellence in Narrative:
Ladykiller in a Bind (Love Conquers All Games)
1979 Revolution: Black Friday (iNK Stories)
Virginia (Variable State)
Orwell (Osmotic Studios)
Event[0] (Ocelot Society)
One Night Stand (Kinmoku)

Best Student Game:
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor (Sundae Month)
Lily, Colors of Santa Luz (Lily, Colors of Santa Luz Team)
Un Pas Fragile (PAF team)
FAR: Lone Sails (Mr. Whale’s Game Service / Mixtvision)
Frog Climbers (TeamCrew)
Bamboo Heart (Sokpop Collective)

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GDC Nominations for 2016

The complete list of nominees, including honorable mentions, for the 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards is as follows:

BEST AUDIO
Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts)
Thumper (Drool)
DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
Inside (Playdead)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Honorable Mentions: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Rez Infinite (Monstars / Enhance Games), Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine), Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic), Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)

BEST DEBUT
Heart Machine (Hyper Light Drifter)
Campo Santo (Firewatch)
ConcernedApe (Stardew Valley)
Drool (Thumper)
Night School Studio (Oxenfree)
Honorable Mentions: SUPERHOT Team (SUPERHOT), Numinous Games (That Dragon, Cancer), Giant Squid Studios (Abzu), Ghost Town Games (Overcooked), iNK Stories (1979 Revolution: Black Friday)

BEST DESIGN
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
The Witness (Thekla)
Inside (Playdead)
DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
Honorable Mentions: Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts), Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Dark Souls III (From Software / Bandai Namco Entertainment), Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic), Hitman (IO Interactive / Square Enix)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME
Super Mario Run (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
Clash Royale (Supercell)
Pokémon Go (Niantic)
Reigns (Nerial / Devolver Digital)
Pokémon Sun/Moon (Game Freak / The Pokémon Company)
Honorable Mentions: Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club), Severed (DrinkBox Studios), Deus Ex: Go (Square Enix Montreal / Square Enix), Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD / Nintendo), Imbroglio (Michael Brough), Swap Sword (AP Thomson and Diego Garcia)

INNOVATION AWARD
The Witness (Thekla)
Inside (Playdead)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
Pokemon Go (Niantic)
Honorable Mentions: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), SUPERHOT (SUPERHOT Team), Thumper (Drool), Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games)

BEST NARRATIVE
The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Inside (Playdead)
Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
Honorable Mentions: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games), Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt), Kentucky Route Zero – Act IV (Cardboard Computer), Mafia III (Hangar 13 / 2K Games)

BEST TECHNOLOGY
Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Honorable Mentions: Inside (Playdead), Pokemon Go (Niantic), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks), The Witness (Thekla)

BEST VISUAL ART
Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Inside (Playdead)
Honorable Mentions: The Witness (Thekla), Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), Abzu (Giant Squid Studios), Thumper (Drool), DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks)

BEST VR/AR GAME
Rez Infinite (Monstars / Enhance Games)
Superhot VR (SUPERHOT Team)
Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives (Owlchemy Labs)
Pokémon Go (Niantic)
Fantastic Contraption (Radial Games / Northway Games)
Honorable Mentions: Thumper (Drool), Superhypercube (Kokoromi / Polytron Corporation), Batman Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), Space Pirate Trainer (I-Illusions), The Lab (Valve)

GAME OF THE YEAR
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Inside (Playdead)
Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Firewatch (Campo Santo / Panic)
Honorable Mentions: DOOM (id Software / Bethesda Softworks), The Witness (Thekla), Battlefield 1 (EA DICE / Electronic Arts), The Last Guardian (JAPAN Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment), Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)

Each year, the Game Developers Choice Awards also recognize three individuals with the following Special Awards categories: Pioneer, Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement. The recipients of the special awards will be announced in the near future. The Audience Award category, which will be open to all Choice Award finalists, will open for online voting in late January.

For more information about the 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, visit: http://www.gamechoiceawards.com/. To learn more about GDC 2017, follow @Official_GDC or visit: http://www.gdconf.com/

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DICE Nominations for 2016

UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END AND INSIDE LEAD THE NOMINATIONS FOR 20th ANNUAL D.I.C.E. AWARDS
The following is a partial list of nominees; the list of award categories, finalists and game maker credits is available at:
In addition to these finalists, the D.I.C.E. Awards will honor emerging technology with two distinct awards categories titled Immersive Reality Game of the Year and Immersive Reality Technical Achievement. Finalists for these awards will be announced shortly.
Full press release:
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