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, 2019 (2-year window). Entries may originate from any country.
Published Games – games released on mobile, PC, or any other online platforms from January 1, 2019 onwards
Unpublished Games – games in the development stage but could be published any time after the submission
There are FIVE (5) levels of achievement in the competition:
NYX Game of The Year (Highest score in game category)
NYX Gamer's Choice (Highest vote in gamer's choice category)
NYX Grand (85-100 points)
NYX Gold (70-84 points)
NYX Silver (50-69 points)
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.
During voting season, anyone can vote for their favorite game. NYX Gamer’s Choice is solely voted by the public online. The game represents the overall popularity amongst gamers and industry professionals alike.
Judges consist of acclaimed professionals and veterans in the gaming industry, where their vast experience allows them to evaluate the entries impartially. These amazing individuals come from various fields, including game developers, marketing/creative agencies, companies, and so many more.
Judging is blind. All entrant information is removed from entries to prevent bias/conflict of interest. Judges score 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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