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God of War Leads NAVGTR Nominees with Record 22 Nominations
[February 11, 2019]

God of War Leads NAVGTR Nominees with Record 22 Nominations

BALTIMORE , Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 1,100 media voters and 8,895 subscribers, has announced nominees for its 18th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology and production.


The NAVGTR Awards honor 59 competitive categories recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more. Since its inception, the academy has recognized over 3,600 talented individuals.

Leading all games with a record 22 nominations is God of War, followed closely behind by Marvel's Spider-Man with 21. Dead Cells earned the highest number of nominations for an independent title with five. This year's Game of the Year nominees include:

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Subnautica
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

For a complete list of categories and nominees, please visit Winners will be announced March 13th/sup>, as well as represented at the War of Awards ceremony at this year's PAX East.

"We have strong contenders for this year's NAVGTR awards, including record-setting nominations by God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man," said Thomas Allen, Executive Director at NAVGTR Corp. "It can be anyone's day as there are a bevy of other amazing titles in the mix, such as Detroit: Become Human and Red Dead Redemption 2. We can't wait to see which games come out on top."

NAVGTR strongly supports the IGDA Developer Credit special interest group (SIG) at to improve crediting practices, making award attributions possible for individuals.

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To learn more about the NAVGTR Awards please visit

Press Kit:

NAVGTR Corp.(TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing game developers.

The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, YouTubers, Twitch streamers, content creators, and writers includes contributors for Bitmob, CBS Interactive, Destructoid, EGM Now, Game Informer, Game Trailers,, Gamespot, Gamezone, IGN, Kotaku, Machinima, Mashable, Massively, MSNBC, Polygon, Retroware, The Koalition, Ten Ton Hammer, and Venture Beat.

Additional varied outlets include Austin American-Statesman, Break, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Futurenet, GamesRadar, Gaming Illustrated, Geek, Los Angeles Times, MMO PRG, Moody's, NBC, New Gamer Nation, New York Times, Nintendo World Report, The Ottawa Citizen, PC Gamer, San Jose Mercury-News, Terminal Gamer, USA Today, The Vancouver Sun, Wired News, and hundreds more.

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