Awards for People Who Make Games

The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers grants unique awards for the special details in games.

54+ Names

The Academy has a strict policy that names of actual individuals who did the work are engraved on all 54 awards.

Indie Spirit

Create your path among the giants.  Emerging talent is recognized for Original Games, separate from the well-known franchises in a tremendously sequel-driven industry.

Media Voters

Our mission as a media group is to share and celebrate 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.

Art of Immersion

Developers deserve recognition. Excellence should be rewarded. You are an artist.

Celebrating the Industry

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. 

Comprehensive Award Categories

2023

Baldur's Gate III wins Game of the Year

3 wins

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 tops wins

7 wins

Hi-Fi RUSH second biggest winner

6 wins

Stray Gods leads new IP nominations

8 nominations

Final Fantasy XVI

8 nominations

Immortals of Aveum

7 nominations

1,141 Media Voters

Our mission as a media group is to celebrate video games as an art form.

Indie Spirit

Create your path among the giants.  

Art of Immersion

You are an artist.  Developers deserve recognition.  Excellence should be rewarded. 

Nominated Music

Four categories are dedicated to scores.

54+ Names

The Academy has a strict policy that names of actual individuals who did the work are engraved on all 54 awards.

Nominees and Winners

Press releases and tallies.

Search NAVGTR Awards History

Look up nominees, winners, developers, publishers, credits, and franchises.

We Recognize Creators

The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers honors highly specialized creative talent for video game development, including more than 7 categories for new IP.  

54+ Names

The Academy has a strict policy that names of actual individuals who did the work are engraved on all 54 awards.

Indie Spirit

Create your path among the giants.  Emerging talent is recognized for Original Games, separate from the well-known franchises in a tremendously sequel-driven industry.

Art of Immersion

Developers deserve recognition. Excellence should be rewarded. You are an artist.

Celebrating the Industry

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. 

Media Voters

Our mission as a media group is to share and celebrate 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.