The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Corp., a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, was
incorporated on January 4, 2001, in the State of Maryland.
Each year, a voting body of more than 1,150 voters has
the opportunity to participate in the most comprehensive awards program for the
Through a vast array of unique categories, the annual awards recognize outstanding achievements and innovations in video
game art, technology, and production. The quantity of artistic categories reflects the ever-growing similarities between
the interactive entertainment industry and the traditional Hollywood movie industry.
Through annual awards, television specials,
videos, and other future plans involving asset archives in public libraries and universities, we hope to preserve the history
of the medium as well as honor the creative and technical individuals who have paved the way for new ideas and innovations.
perception of the industry is also a focus for the Academy. 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 the medium as an art form, and possibly change the face of video game marketing.