2022 Season 1

Winners

NYX Game Awards

Calling game developers and creative professionals

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.

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NYX Game Awards - PC Game

NYX Game of the Year

The NYX Game of the Year (GotY) is one of the most prestigious titles awarded to the best game submitted into the NYX Game Awards annually. This achievement resembles top-notch quality in all aspects of the game, taking into account the overall gameplay, storytelling skills, mechanics, visuals, and many others that dominates the scene.

The 2022 NYX Game of the Year was awarded to Dying Light 2 Stay Human by Techland after a very meticulous evaluation by the virtuous judges. The game itself has demonstrated an impeccable gameplay that portrays the labyrinthine storytelling which compliments its skillful animation that sealed its fate as a victor that triumphs the rest, nabbing the Platinum Award in Best Gameplay, Best Audio Design, Best Character Design, Best Game Design, Best Experience, Best Art Direction, and more notable achievements for 2022.

Best Independent Game of the Year

Annually, the NYX Game Awards will also select one of the most outstanding winners to receive the Special Recognition Award from all the most spectacular submissions within the year. This time around, Moss: Book ll by Polyarc was granted Special Recognition for the Best Independent Game of the Year for its exceptional environment as each scene is an immersive diorama itself accompanied by its riveting narration that perfectly captures the essence of the tale. This game managed to uphold its reputation by not reconstructing its formula and instead added some tweaks from its predecessor from 2018.

Entry Information

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 released after January 1, 2021. Entries may originate from any country.

Published Games – games released on mobile, PC, or any other online platforms from January 1, 2021 onwards
Unpublished Games – games in the development stage but could be published any time after the submission

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The NYX Game Awards competition is designed for convenience of the entrant, by entering, and uploading your entries, online.

NYX Game Awards - Online Registration
Step 1
Online Registration
NYX Game Awards - Online Submission
Step 2
Online Submission
NYX Game Awards - Entry Evaluation
Step 3
Entry Evaluation
NYX Game Awards - Winners Selection
Step 4
Winners Selection

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.

Entry Brief
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.

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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 are 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

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Game Category

Creativity Category

Deadlines & Fees

NYX Game Awards makes every effort to keep entry cost low. Thus, our entry fee is $220 for Game categories, $190 for Game Creativity (Campaign) categories, and $119 for Game Creativity (Single) categories.

Rather than increasing 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 $30 annual administrative 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.

2023 Entry Period Early Bird
(Nov 3 - Nov 30, 2022)
Regular
(Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 18, 2023)
Final
(Jan 19 - Feb 15, 2023)
Final Extension
(Feb 16 - Mar 15, 2023)
Game Category
1st Entry
$200 $220 $240 $260
Game Category
Additional Category*
$125 $135 $145 $155
Game Category
Additional Entry
$200 $220 $240 $260
Game Creativity
1st Entry
$99 (Single)
$180 (Campaign)
$119 (Single)
$190 (Campaign)
$139 (Single)
$200 (Campaign)
$149 (Single)
$210 (Campaign)
Additional Category* $80 (Single)
$125 (Campaign)
$90 (Single)
$135 (Campaign)
$100 (Single)
$145 (Campaign)
$110 (Single)
$155 (Campaign)
Additional Entry $99 (Single)
$180 (Campaign)
$119 (Single)
$190 (Campaign)
$139 (Single)
$200 (Campaign)
$149 (Single)
$210 (Campaign)
Results Announcement: May 5, 2023

* 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.

PROJECT DATE
Work submitted must have been created / released within the last 2 years.

Winner’s Benefits

Benefits / Winning Level NYX Game of the Year (GoTY) Grand
Winner
Gold
Winners
Silver
Winner
Statuette - - -
Appearance on Winner’s Highlight Page - -
Mentioned in Winner Press Release - -
Mentioned in e-Newsletter - -
Mentioned in Media Partner's Website: Muse.World -
Dedicated Social Media Post -
Winner’s Interview
Dedicated Winners’ Page
Eligible to Purchase Statuette
Physical Copy of Winner’s Certificate
Winner’s Badge
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
[ ] Available, [ - ] Not Available

Why NYX

NYX Game Honors the Far-Reaching Efforts of Creatives in the International Gaming Industry

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!

Certified Level of Quality

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Winners will receive a certificate, in recognition of their achievement and proof of the quality of their work.

Increase International Reputation

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Expand your clientele globally with a win in this prestigious award with an international reach.

Online Profile Display

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Have your marketing profile on display in the NYX Game Awards’ website, offering direct links to online platforms for an extended reach.

Interview with Winners

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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.

Marketing & PR

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Entering the awards is considerably affordable, as compared to marketing, and the returns upon winning is unmistakably huge.

A Reason to go to Press

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Winning in the NYX Game Awards is something to boast about. Gain exposure with free PR opportunities and our press-release template for winners.

5 Years Recognition

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Your award-winning entries will be featured on our NYX Game Awards’ website.

Morable Boost

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Play as a team, win as a team. Increase the morale of your team with a win in the awards, and see an increase in team productivity.

Deepen Clientele's Loyalty

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Convince and assure your existing clientele with your success.

Pave Your Path

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Win and swing things to your favor! Launch your career to greater heights with a win, and let your clients come to you.

Multiple Awards Programs

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Multiple award programs catered to creatives of the gaming industry.

Reputable Blind Judging

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Over 20 International jurors evaluate the game submissions each year.

Affordable Entry Fee

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NYX Game Awards keep entry fees low to encourage individual / agency participation.

Simple Online Submission Process

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Simple entry steps with online submission.

No "Acceptance Fee"

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No "acceptance fee" for winners.