LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — NAVGTR CORP. — With all the new games slated to be announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo®, video game award season has begun. After two whole days scouring the exhibit halls for award-worthy material, attendees will be able to cast their votes in one of the year’s first precursor races.

Defend Your Games: Figueroa

Using a format borrowed from the Iowa caucuses — the earliest vote assigning delegates in the presidential race for the United States — NAVGTR presents the “Defend Your Games” event on the second night of E3® at the Hotel Figueroa, 5:30pm June 17, 2015, in the Rabat Room. Tickets are free at https://navgtr.eventbrite.com.

Caucus voters will form groups to show support for potential video game nominees in various award programs, though alliances will be tested through debate as small groups are eliminated.

Richard Epcar, the voice of Raiden, Batou, Joker, and Ansem, will be on hand to announce the contenders. Special guest George Wood will interact with the audience to whip votes. “Child of Light” creative director Patrick Plourde will accept the NAVGTR Award in person.

A condensed preview version of the caucus event will be held with cosplayers on June 13. Visit https://navgtr.org/archives/2557/ for more information.

IGDA® Networking Event

NAVGTR is sponsoring the Networking Event of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). Held simultaneously with the “Defend Your Games” caucus event at Hotel Figueroa, the networking event will be located in the basement where food and drinks will be served 6-9pm. IGDA members receive free drink tickets. Registering with the IGDA event gives access to refreshments which guests can then bring into the Rabat Room for the caucus.

IGDA® Developer Credit Special Interest Group (SIG)

Career nominations of game developers have been tallied from among the most prolific video game awards. The current rankings will be revealed at the “Defend Your Games” event.

Since industry crediting deeply affects these efforts, the IGDA’s “DevCredit” SIG will announce two certification levels to be offered first to award programs. Silver certification is given for disclosing attribution records, while Gold certification is given for allowing IGDA community review before finalization.

In the meantime, unofficial records approximating award recipients will be used to encourage official disclosures and ranking adjustments.


The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) Corp. is a non-profit organization that administers an awards program recognizing specific and specialized skill sets for video game art, technology, and production. Search for “navgtr” in the android play store or the apple/itunes store.



The International Game Developers Association is the largest non-profit membership organization serving individuals that create games. With over 120 chapters worldwide, the IGDA exists to advance the careers and enhance the lives of game developers by connecting members with their peers, promoting professional development, and advocating on issues that affect the developer community.