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The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Announces Nominees for the 19th Annual NAVGTR Awards

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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 nominees for its 19th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology and production.

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 3,600 talented individuals.

Leading all games with 18 nominations is A Plague Tale: Innocence, followed by Astral Chain with 10. Disco Elysium leads the indies with 5, with Sayonara Wild Hearts and Untitled Goose Game close behind with 4. Other notable indies with nods include Slay the Spire, Katana Zero, Outer Wilds, Superliminal, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

This year’s Game of the Year nominees are:

  • Control
  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

For a complete list of categories and nominees, please visit Winners will be announced February 24.

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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,, 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.