The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers®, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 820 media voters and 9,500 subscribers, has announced winners for its 19th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.
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Control, winner of 6 NAVGTR Awards (Photo: Business Wire)
The NAVGTR® Awards honor 57 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 5,300 talented individuals.
Leading all winning games is Control (6), followed by Death Stranding and The Outer Worlds with 5. Untitled Goose Game and A Plague Tale: Innocence tied with 4 wins each. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won 3 NAVGTR® Awards, including top honors as Game of the Year.
Among developers, Remedy Entertainment led developers with six wins for Control. Its publisher, 505 Games, picked up an additional award for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in the category of Outstanding Control Precision. The grand total of 7 NAVGTR® Awards was the largest for the year.
Number of Awards Won per Game
05 Death Stranding
05 The Outer Worlds
04 A Plague Tale: Innocence
04 Untitled Goose Game
03 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
02 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
02 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
02 Vader Immortal
Number of Awards Won per Development Studio
06 Remedy Entertainment
05 Kojima Productions
04 Asobo Studio
04 House House Games
02 Cryo Interactive Ent
Number of Awards Won per Publisher
07 505 Games
05 Private Division
05 Sony Interactive Entertainment
04 Electronic Arts
04 Focus Home Interactive
02 Cryo Interactive Ent
02 Devolver Digital
Number of Awards Won per Individual (multiple wins only)
03 Ludvig Forssell
02 Hidetaka Miyazaki
02 Jacob Strasser
02 Leonard Boyarsky
02 Michael McMaster
02 Nico Disseldorp
02 Stuart Gillespie-Cook
Key Dates for NAVGTR® Awards
March 21, 2020 – War of Awards (follow @warofawards)
November 23, 2020 – Entries due
January 11, 2021 – Nominations announced
February 22, 2021 – Winners announced
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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.
About War of Awards
Established in 2015, War of Awards pulls nominees from eight video game awards bodies (NAVGTR, DICE, Golden Joysticks, IGF, SXSW, GDC, GANG, The Game Awards) and empowers attendees to determine the winners in an annual live caucus-style debate.
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