National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers is a non-profit organization that promotes and recognizes the interactive entertainment industry. The organization has over 600 professional members from the gaming press that vote on the games nominations.
Recognize Creative Talent
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.
Promote the Art of Games
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.
- 2004 - Best Game Revival category started.
- For simplicity's sake and to avoid database clutter, we have combined certain similar award categories together. For example, the categories for artistic animation, technical animation, interactive animation, game engine animation, etc were combined into just "Animation". Without knowing what makes each of these distinct, coupled with the fact that each was given out on a different year makes an umbrella category more practical.
- Some of the more obscure or unusual award categories have been left off. These include: Camera Direction, Control Design, Control Precision, Costume Design.