Developers deserve recognition. Excellence should be rewarded. We believe that by encouraging more recognition of many of the industry’s talented individuals, the enhanced visibility of these leaders will lead to a greater public appreciation of game developers as artists.

Since its inception, the academy has recognized over 1,000 talented individuals across many game design disciplines. Each year, approximately six to eight hundred voters consider the best and brightest in 55 categories, resulting in the most comprehensive awards program covering 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. Our mission is to bring awareness to this industry so that the public understands 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.

In its effort to recognize emerging talent and new ideas, NAVGTR Corp. includes categories for Original Games in addition to the sequel or series categories. This strategy not only allows the voters of the Academy to recognize and honor a greater variety of products, but also gives original IP a fighting chance against the well-known franchises in a tremendously sequel-driven industry.