The 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.
The 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.
With the mission to reinvent certain current circumstances, NYX Game Awards aims to diversify the award winners, through adopting an equilibrium for games, ranging from indie to AAA titles alike.
Each year, NYX Game Awards will select a NYX Game of the Year, or provide a Special Recognition to one winner, amongst all submitted games within that particular season. As such, the 2021 NYX Game of the Year (GotY) was awarded to The Last of Us - Part II, whilst It Takes Two has been awarded the Special Recognition for PC Game of Year. These recognitions are the highest recognitions, that were awarded to the 2021 NYX Game Awards winners.
The It Takes Two exemplifies overall excellence and a distinct co-op gaming experience, surrounding the PC platform. Throughout the game, players will experience a metaphorical merging of gameplay and narrative that pushes the boundaries of interactive storytelling, boasting an insane variety of genre-bending challenges and character abilities to master in every new level, that reflects the story in unique and interesting ways.
The awards program is open to all game developers, marketing/creative agencies, individuals, companies, and organizations/institutions that produce gaming and marketing materials, advertising for internal or external audiences.
To be eligible, an entry must have been produced after January 1, 2020. Entries may originate from any country.
Published Games – games released on mobile, PC, or any other online platforms from January 1, 2020 onwards
Unpublished Games – games in the development stage but could be published any time after the submission
The NYX Game Awards competition is designed for convenience of the entrant, by entering, and uploading your entries, online.
Console, PC or Mobile Games
Console, PC or Mobile game entries/apps must be submitted with a direct URL and must be accessible by a mobile phone, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Xbox, or other device as they will be evaluated on such devices. If your entries require an access code/password to access, you must provide a username and password for adjudication purposes. For mobile game apps, please submit an URL that leads to a demonstration of the application’s features and components, or a direct link for download purposes.
It is recommended that you keep your synopsis to approximately 350 words. We suggest you utilize this section of your entry to elaborate on the piece, as well as the creativity and originality of your idea. The brief should strengthen your entry, as well as provide the jury a better understanding of your project. A written translation or adaptation must accompany non-English entries.
Audio / Video File
Upload your video/audio to Vimeo/YouTube/Youku or any other video platform. Paste the URL link into the URL field.
More information, check the FAQ.
There are THREE (3) levels of achievement in the competition:
NYX Grand (85-100 points)
NYX Gold (70-84 points)
NYX Silver (50-69 points)
Entries receiving an average score under 50 do not receive an award.
The number of awards presented by NYX Game Awards is determined by the number of submissions in a given category, the scoring range, and the number of tie scores.
Judges are senior-level industry experts, encompassing experienced professionals, and game enthusiasts, across the gaming and creative industries. Judges are selected based on experience, credibility, and availability.
To prevent bias/conflict of interest, all entrants’ information is removed from entries. Judging is blind, and the scores are provided on a scale of 1-100, based on the criteria below:
1. Creativity / Concept / Idea
2. Content / Brief / Objective / Planning / Execution
3. Visuals / Design
4. Innovation / Functionality / Effectiveness
5. Overall Impression / Wow Factor / Memorability
MG22010 Evolving Game
MG22013 First Person View
MG22015 Idle Game
MG22017 Metaverse Game (NEW)
MG22019 Ongoing Game
MG22020 Open World
MG22022 Programming Game
MG22025 Real-Time 3D
MG22027 Role-Playing Game (RPG)
MG22000 Mobile Game/Other: ____
MF22001 Best Animation
MF22002 Best Art Direction
MF22003 Best Audio Design
MF22004 Best Character Design
MF22005 Best Experience
MF22006 Best Game Design
MF22007 Best Game Direction
MF22008 Best Gameplay
MF22009 Best Innovation
MF22010 Best Music
MF22011 Best Narrative
MF22012 Best Performance
MF22013 Best Storytelling
MF22014 Best Technology
MF22015 Best Visual Art
PC22010 Evolving Game
PC22013 First Person View
PC22017 Metaverse Game (NEW)
PC22019 Ongoing Game
PC22020 Open World
PC22022 Programming Game
PC22025 Real-Time 3D
PC22027 Role-Playing Game (RPG)
PC22000 PC Game/Other: ____
PF22001 Best Animation
PF22002 Best Art Direction
PF22003 Best Audio Design
PF22004 Best Character Design
PF22005 Best Experience
PF22006 Best Game Design
PF22007 Best Game Direction
PF22008 Best Gameplay
PF22009 Best Innovation
PF22010 Best Music
PF22011 Best Narrative
PF22012 Best Performance
PF22013 Best Storytelling
PF22014 Best Technology
PF22015 Best Visual Art
NT22008 Evolving Game
NT22011 First Person View
NT22013 Metaverse Game (NEW)
NT22016 Open World
NT22021 Role-Playing Game (RPG)
NT22000 Nintendo Switch Game/Others: ____
NF22001 Best Animation
NF22002 Best Art Direction
NF22003 Best Audio Design
NF22004 Best Character Design
NF22005 Best Experience
NF22006 Best Game Design
NF22007 Best Game Direction
NF22008 Best Gameplay
NF22009 Best Innovation
NF22010 Best Music
NF22011 Best Narrative
NF22012 Best Performance
NF22013 Best Storytelling
NF22014 Best Technology
NF22015 Best Visual Art
MX22008 Evolving Game
MX22011 First Person View
MX22013 Metaverse Game (NEW)
MX22016 Open World
MX22021 Role-Playing Game (RPG)
MX22000 Microsoft Xbox Game/Others: ____
XF22001 Best Animation
XF22002 Best Art Direction
XF22003 Best Audio Design
XF22004 Best Character Design
XF22005 Best Experience
XF22006 Best Game Design
XF22007 Best Game Direction
XF22008 Best Gameplay
XF22009 Best Innovation
XF22010 Best Music
XF22011 Best Narrative
XF22012 Best Performance
XF22013 Best Storytelling
XF22014 Best Technology
XF22015 Best Visual Art
PS22008 Evolving Game
PS22011 First Person View
PS22013 Metaverse Game (New)
PS22016 Open World
PS22021 Role-Playing Game (RPG)
PS22000 Sony PlayStation Game/Others: ____
SS22001 Best Animation
SS22002 Best Art Direction
SS22003 Best Audio Design
SS22004 Best Character Design
SS22005 Best Experience
SS22006 Best Game Design
SS22007 Best Game Direction
SS22008 Best Gameplay
SS22009 Best Innovation
SS22010 Best Music
SS22011 Best Narrative
SS22012 Best Performance
SS22013 Best Storytelling
SS22014 Best Technology
SS22015 Best Visual Art
BB22001 Best Debut
BB22002 Young Game Designer
BB22003 Best Analytics/Data Tool
BB22004 Best Developer
BB22005 Best Game Engine
BB22006 Best Independent Game
BB22007 Best Indie Developer
BB22008 Best Innovation
BB22009 Best Marketing Team
BB22010 Best Metaverse Game (NEW)
BB22011 Best Publisher
BB22012 Best Tool Provider
AD22001 Advertisement (Single)
AD22002 Advertisement (Campaign)
AD22003 Banner / Sign
AD22005 Digital AD (Single)
AD22006 Digital AD (Campaign)
AD22008 Poster (Single)
AD22009 Poster (Campaign)
AD22010 Promotional Items
AD22011 Advertising / Other____
GA22003 Editing (NEW)
GA22005 Promotion / Contest
GA22006 On-air Talent (NEW)
GA22007 Original Game Soundtrack (NEW)
GA22008 Voice Experience (NEW)
GA22009 Sound Design (NEW)
GA22012 Game Audio Related / Other___
GD22001 Brand Identity (NEW)
GD22002 Character Design (NEW)
GD22003 Cover Design (NEW)
GD22004 Creature Design (NEW)
GD22005 Environment Design (NEW)
GD22006 Illustration Art (NEW)
GD22007 Key Art (NEW)
GD22008 Packaging Design (NEW)
GD22009 Storyline (NEW)
GD22010 Weapon Design (NEW)
GD22011 Design / Other____
GC22001 Ad Copy
GC22003 Brand Journalism
GC22004 Communication Plan
GC22006 Feature Article
GC22008 Marketing Material
GC22009 News Release
GC22010 Content Marketing / Other___
SM22001 Ad Campaign
SM22002 Branding Campaign
SM22003 Content / Post
SM22004 Co-Brand Collaborations (NEW)
SM22006 Events & Live Streaming
SM22008 Influencer Marketing
SM22009 News & Information
SM22010 Promotions & Contests
SM22011 Social Video Marketing (NEW)
SM22012 Facebook Marketing
SM22013 LinkedIn Marketing
SM22014 TikTok Marketing
SM22015 Twitter Marketing
SM22016 Instagram Marketing
SM22017 Weibo Page
SM22018 Social Marketing / Other____
SC22001 Branding Strategy Campaign
SC22002 Brand Partnerships Campaign
SC22003 Communication Campaign
SC22004 Digital Marketing Campaign
SC22005 Event Campaign
SC22006 Game Influencer Marketing
SC22007 Interactive Brand Experience
SC22008 Integrated Campaign (NEW)
SC22009 Metaverse Campaign (NEW)
SC22010 Mobile Campaign
SC22011 Outdoor Campaign
SC22012 PR Campaign
SC22013 Product Launch Campaign
SC22014 Video Marketing Campaign
SC22015 Virtual Event Campaign
SC22016 Viral Marketing Campaign
SC22017 Strategic Campaign / Other____
GW22003 Landing Page
GW22007 Multilingual Site
GW22009 Promotion / Contest
GW22010 Website / Other___
GV22004 Gameplay Experience
GV22005 Movie / Film
GV22006 Music Video
GV22007 Promotion / Contest
GV22009 The Making of
GV22013 VR & 360 Video
GV22014 Game Video Related / Other___
$119 (Single), $190 (Campaign) for regular entry fees. There are no limits in the number of entries.
Fees are non-refundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by entrant or by the NYX Game Awards for entrant's failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.
Multiple categories must be submitted with your initial entry in order to be counted as "additional categories". An entry submitted at a later time will be counted as a "addtional entry".Enter Awards
NYX Game Awards makes every effort to keep entry cost low. Thus, our entry fee is $180 for Game and Game Campaign categories, and $99 for Game Creativity (Single) categories.
Rather than increase the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing, and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat, one-time $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.
|2022 Entry Period||
(May 11 - Jun 8, 2022)
(Jun 9 - Jul 6, 2022)
(Jul 7 - Aug 10, 2022)
(Aug 11 - Sep 7, 2022)
|Game Creativity 1st Entry||
* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.
Work submitted must have been created within the last 2 years.
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Australia“ We are so cheerful to find out about the news of your achievement. Well done on your merited victory @pentaquest.io and Chaos Theory Games ”
Switzerland“ Project Leader @frederic_v_hein had the honor of unpacking the fancy award statue! Thank you @nyxgameawards !” ”
United States“ A big thanks to NYX Game Awards for sending this over! Honored that my music from Chivalry 2 Game won “Best Original Soundtrack” at this year’s awards! ”
|Benefits / Winning Level||NYX Game of the Year (GoTY)||Grand
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|Mentioned in Winner Press Release||-||-|
|Mentioned in e-Newsletter||-||-|
|Mentioned in Media Partner's Website: Muse.World||-|
|Dedicated Social Media Post||-|
|Dedicated Winners’ Page|
|Eligible to Purchase Statuette|
|Physical Copy of Winner’s Certificate|
|Press Release Template|
|Sharing of Winners’ Press Release on the Award’s Official Website Under the “News” Section
Note: Winners to provide the press release link
|Permission to Embed the NYX Game Awards Winner’s Logo Onto Your Facebook Cover Photo|
|Permission to Embed the NYX Game Awards Winner’s Logo Onto Your Electronic Signature|
|Permission to Embed the NYX Game Awards Winner’s Badge Onto Your Product Packaging|
The best ideas and concepts are the ones that are able to portray messages, via their immersive gaming projects, stories, and marketing campaigns, extending their overall reach worldwide, whilst prompting awareness towards these excellent works.
Thus, at the NYX Game Awards, we honor the far-reaching efforts of creatives around the world, whose work are far beyond the ordinary, and proudly celebrate your arrival on the global stage of innovation and ingenuity!
NYX Game Awards seeks the best work in the video gaming and creative industries. Be recognized for your talent, ingenuity, and so much more today!
Winners will receive a certificate, in recognition of their achievement and proof of the quality of their work.
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All winners will get a chance to submit your interview and be featured on NYX Game Awards’ Media Partner website - Muse.World, an international blog for creative inspiration.
Entering the awards is considerably affordable, as compared to marketing, and the returns upon winning is unmistakably huge.
Winning in the NYX Game Awards is something to boast about. Gain exposure with free PR opportunities and our press-release template for winners.
Your award-winning entries will be featured on our NYX Game Awards’ website.
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Convince and assure your existing clientele with your success.
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Multiple award programs catered to creatives of the gaming industry.
Over 20 International jurors evaluate the game submissions each year.
NYX Game Awards keep entry fees low to encourage individual / agency participation.
Simple entry steps with online submission.
No "acceptance fee" for winners.