MEGAMIGS Awards

2021 EDITION


 

MEGAMIGS 2021 Awards are here!

The Excellence Awards got a makeover and are returning as the Prix MEGAMIGS Awards for the 2021 edition which will be held
from November 09th to 14th! The mission of these awards is to reward excellence in the productions and actors of our industry.

 

2021 CATEGORIES

🎮   Best Game Design
This award recognizes the excellence of a video game’s design as demonstrated by the game mechanics, the level design and progression, the strategies employed, the gameplay and their execution and innovation in the gameplay experience.

 

🎮   Best art direction and artistic achievement
This award recognizes the excellence in a video game art direction and production as demonstrated by the richness of the artistic concepts, the visual signature, the aesthetic effects, their technical execution, their cohesion in a complex and believable universe, and the emotional response in the game experience.

 

🎮   Technological Innovation (Disruptive)
This award recognizes the excellence in technological innovation as demonstrated by a video game’s ability to rethink systemic or gameplay-related technological limitations while positioning itself as a disruptive vehicle for breaking with current methods and approaches.

 

🎮   Best Audio and Music
This award recognizes the excellence of a video game’s audio and music as demonstrated by the musical composition, creation of a sound universe, sound effects, contribution of sound to the storytelling, technical achievement, and the implementation and emotional response of sound in the game experience.

 

🎮   Best acting performance
This award recognizes the excellence of a video game actor’s performance as demonstrated by vocal performance, motion capture performance (mocap) and the ability to render expression through play, etc.

 

🎮   Social Impact
This award recognizes the social impact of a video game demonstrated by its ability to address societal issues by exploring current themes and societal problems through a game experience.

 

New this year, the general public, video game students and specialized media will be asked to choose their favorites among all the finalists who will be awarded the following special prizes:

🏆   People’s Choice Award
This award recognizes the exceptional character of a video game in all aspects and genres among the selected finalists, all categories included.

 

🏆   Emerging Talent Award
This award recognizes the exceptional character of a video game in all aspects and genres among the selected finalists, all categories included.

 

🏆   Media Award
This award recognizes the exceptional character of a video game on all levels and in all genres among the selected finalists, all categories included.

 

Eligibility criteria
MEGAMIGS 2021 exhibitors (free registration) as well as CONFERENCE or PRO ticket holders (for a $95 fee) are eligible.

 

The Guild considers that diversity within a team is an important factor of innovation. Indeed, it is the presence of diverse perspectives, including those from marginalized communities, that allows us to innovate together for each and every one.
For this reason, extra points will be awarded to teams that include one or more members of communities that are underrepresented within the industry.

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