2021 NYX Game Awards Grand Winner: Rovio Entertainment Corporation
NYX Game Awards recognize, celebrate, and honor creative excellence in the international video game industry, valuing those who contribute to ameliorate the community, providing a platform for the voices of the medium’s future.
This award is open to all professional individuals and organizations, whom embody the creative ethos, involved in game developing, game advertising, game marketing, and being an overall game enthusiast.
Consequently, the NYX Game Awards program recognizes the projects, talents, and works of professionals at the forefront of the industry, whom integrate creativity, hard-work, and value into each individual gaming project, to reach each spectrum of audiences around the world.
The NYX Game of the Year (GotY) is an annual award given to the best game submitted to the NYX Game Awards. This game represents the best gameplay, visuals, plot lines and everything else altogether.
The 2021 NYX Game of the Year (GotY) was awarded to The Last of Us Part II, exemplifying overall excellence and a distinct gaming experience across all platforms and genres. The game represents the best gameplay, visuals, and plot that distinguishes themselves from the competition. The Naughty Dog title also won many accolades, including Platinum in Best Game Design, Best Gameplay, Best Animation, Best Storytelling, Best Game Direction, and more this year.
NYX showcases the most ground-breaking ideas,created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity, worldwide.
Worldwide experts from diverse professional industries.
NYX Awards is judged by members of the IAA Judging Council, a group of leading industry professionals.
Showcase your brilliant projects and capture the attention of our esteemed panel of judges today!
Founder, Neuromarketing Strategist, NEUROMAR
After graduating from Yıldız Technical University, Department of Statistics, she did her Master's degree in Marketing Communications at Istanbul Bilgi University. She started her business life by doing freelance web and graphic design during her undergraduate years. With her Master's degree, she started to work on marketing psychology and neuro-marketing. She attended international certification training in neuro-marketing, behavioral economics, consumer psychology, and NLP. She continued her career in Digital Marketing Communications and Brand Leadership at IBM. Later, she held positions of Retail Banking Marketing at Garanti Bank and Marketing Communications Manager at Tmob. Throughout her professional career, she took part in many projects in the fields of brand management, digital marketing, and marketing communication. Combining her experiences with her knowledge in neuro-marketing since 2009, she founded Neuro-mar Neuro-marketing and Communication Consultancy in 2015, to provide training and consultancy to companies. Since 2017, she has been the Turkey and Middle East representative of Neurons Inc., one of the world's largest neuro-marketing companies. She is also the author of Harvard Business Review Turkey.
She has since won the 2020 MENA Stevie®️ Awards Gold Winner in "Innovation in Science" category, bringing in the first international prize to the neuro-marketing field in Turkey.
Executive Producer, Goodbye Kansas
Anton graduated from University of Gävle in 2008 with a degree in Film/Cinema/Video Studies. Since then, he has honed his skills and is currently an experienced executive producer with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. He has a strong arts and design, character animation, cinematics, digital human, team leadership, and business development skills.
As for his accomplishments, he has completed 3 projects thus far, which include: a 3D-animated toy commercial for TV broadcast in the U.S., a 50 Cent documentation at Expert Bromma Blocks, and a 3D-animated toy helicopter commercial. His experience and skills in the 3D area of design allow him to be a good judge of the 3D animations within games.
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Works range from Indie Games to AAA Games, PC to Mobile Games, Creativity to Marketing, and Audio to Video.
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Art
Nintendo Switch Game
Microsoft Xbox Game
Sony PlayStation Game
Game Strategic Campaign (NEW)
Game Audio & Video (NEW)
Game Design (NEW)
Based on the all-powerful Goddess of Night, the 2022 NYX Awards Statuette emanates beauty and robustness. As with Nyx, the statuette rewards all marvelous works that transcend a clear creative vision, in spite of the emergence of numerous adversaries.
This 13” curvaceous statuette, adorned in a long draping dress, and positioned on top of a solid zinc-alloy base, exemplifies the constant flow of ideas that peruse around the brilliant minds of both game developers and game marketers alike, whilst the perched eagle serves as a conduit to bring forth these concepts and creativity to life.
Crafted with love and passion, the 2022 NYX Awards statuette rewards all whose work transcends a clear creative vision. Earn yours today.
“ NYX Game provides an opportunity to shine a light on Gameloft and our presence here in Cluj, and our great team. Asphalt 9: Legends on Nintendo Switch is an amazing game and we recommend players check it out! ”
~ Raluca Grigorovici, Product Marketing Manager at Gameloft, Romania
“ I want to say thank you NYX for diversifying the award winners. This is the standard that I would like to see in other award organizations adopt that recognize the balance from small indie games to large AAA. There needs to be better balance. I wish to see that in other award organizations next year and follow the lead of NYX Awards. ”
~ Chase Bethea, Video Game Composer/ Creative & Technical Audio Designer, United States
“ As a first-time solo dev award winner, it is an amazing confidence boost to win an international award. It puts the work I do alone at my desk hours on end into perspective. I feel I am part of the gaming industry now. ”
~ Ambroise Catherine, Solo Developer, United States
“ It always feels good to have your hard work noticed and appreciated. It’s wonderful the NYX Game Awards has recognized the potential for this project that is so close to our hearts. ”
~ Ericka Evans, Studio Partner/ Head of Production at Phantom Compass, Canada
“ The AviaGames team is delighted to receive the NYX Game Award distinction as the honor is a testament to the team’s work to create a competitive social gaming experience where players across the globe come to play both engaging and rewarding games. ”
~ Vickie Yanjuan Chen, Founder of Aviagames Inc, United States
“ We’ve been really showing off the fact that our game has been lauded not only in Japan, but overseas as well. It’ll really help with promotions when we expand to other platforms. ”
~ Toru Kawakatsu, Producer/ Director at Petit Depotto, Japan
“ Behind the Frame is our first project that has been fully developed and is ready to be released. Most of the time, we were just really focused on the development process, and in the end, we found out we did not take enough chances to make connections with players and the whole industry. With winning such international recognition, we think we earned ourselves another precious opportunity to make up for what we forgot to do, and we are truly grateful for that. ”
~ Weichen Lin, Producer/ Artist at Silver Lining Studio, Taiwan
NYX Game Awards is an IAA Competition
The International Awards Associate (IAA) is a group of industry innovators, creators, designers and communications professionals whose commitment is to move the industry forward through discovery and recognition of new and existing talent.