2014 NAVGTR Winners: Dragon 5, Alien/Mordor/South Park 4

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TREY PARKER, MIKE LAIDLAW, MARK ANGUS WIN NAVGTR AWARDS

San Antonio, TX (February 16, 2015) / NAVGTR CORP. — The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Corporation, a non-profit media organization, has announced winners for its 14th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

Nominations were announced earlier this year at PAX South by Daniela Chunga [Pop Culture Editor, Royal Flush Magazine], Jesse Cox [Co-host, Gamestation podcast], Natalie Casanova [Content Creator, The ZombiUnicorn], Mike Villela [Editor-in-Chief, The Gaming Buddha], Brian Bentley [Writer, COIN-OP.TV], Spencer Campbell [Editor, Hardcore Gamer], and Larry Asberry Jr. [CFO, Open Forum Radio].

Double wins went to Mark Angus for his sound work on Alien: Isolation, Mike Laidlaw for his direction of Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Trey Parker for voice acting and co-writing South Park: The Stick of Truth.

By game, the most wins went to Dragon Age: Inquisition (5 wins). Alien: Isolation, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and South Park: The Stick of Truth each won four (4) awards. Destiny won three awards, while 8 other games won two awards.

After a contentious audience debate at PAX South, Kevin Spacey won for his performance in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, further cementing his status as a disruptor with digital media.

With a surprise Game of the Year nomination, South Park: The Stick of Truth enjoyed strong support at PAX South. The game surprised again by defeating Game of the Year winner Dragon Age: Inquisition in the category of Franchise Role Playing.

By developer, Ubisoft led with 8 awards. Bioware was next with 5 awards. The Creative Assembly won 4 awards, as did Monolith Productions and Obsidian Entertainment. Bungie and Telltale each won three awards.

By publisher, Ubisoft led with 12 awards. Electronic Arts took 8, Nintendo 6, while Activision and Warner Bros. Interactive tied with 5 each. In addition, Sega won 4 awards.

For a complete list of nominees and winners in all categories, visit http://navgtr.org/winners

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The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) Corp. is a non-profit organization that administers an awards program recognizing specific and specialized skill sets for video game art, technology, and production.

The general voting body of reviewers, journalists, analysts, and writers includes contributors for such varied outlets as 1up, About.com, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Break, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Contra Costa Times, Detroit Free Press, Digital Journal, Discovery, EclipseMagazine.com, EGM Now, FHM, Gamespot, Gaming Illustrated, Gannett News Service, Geek, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Machinima, MAX Level, Moody’s, National Post, NBC, New Gamer Nation, New York Times, The Ottawa Citizen, PC Gamer, Salon, San Jose Mercury-News, Terminal Gamer, USA Today, The Vancouver Sun, Wired News, and hundreds more.

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GAME OF THE YEAR
Dragon Age: Inquisition – WINNER
Far Cry 4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Super Smash Bros.

ANIMATION, ARTISTIC
Mario Kart 8
South Park: The Stick of Truth – WINNER
Tengami
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

ANIMATION, TECHNICAL
Bayonetta 2
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Infamous: Second Son
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – WINNER
Titanfall

ART DIRECTION, PERIOD INFLUENCE
Assassin’s Creed Unity – WINNER
Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Tengami
Thief
Valiant Hearts: The Great War

ART DIRECTION, FANTASY
Child of Light
Dragon Age: Inquisition – WINNER
Hohokum
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Monument Valley

ART DIRECTION, CONTEMPORARY
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Destiny
Far Cry 4 – WINNER
Transistor
Wolf Among Us, The

CAMERA DIRECTION IN A GAME ENGINE
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – WINNER
FIFA 15
Mario Kart 8
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Wolf Among Us, The

CHARACTER DESIGN
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Bayonetta 2 – WINNER
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Destiny
Transistor

CONTROL DESIGN, 2D OR LIMITED 3D
EyePlay
Leo’s Fortune
Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers
OlliOlli
Super Smash Bros. – WINNER

CONTROL DESIGN, 3D
Bayonetta 2
Destiny
Infamous: Second Son
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – WINNER
Watch Dogs

CONTROL PRECISION
Bayonetta 2
Destiny – WINNER
Luftrausers
Super Smash Bros.
Titanfall

COSTUME DESIGN
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Bayonetta 2
Dragon Age: Inquisition – WINNER
Infamous: Second Son
Valiant Hearts: The Great War

DIRECTION IN A GAME CINEMA
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Wolf Among Us, The – WINNER

GAME DESIGN, NEW IP
Destiny
Monument Valley
Super Time Force
This War of Mine – WINNER
Transistor

GAME DESIGN, FRANCHISE
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition – WINNER
Far Cry 4
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

GAME ENGINEERING
Alien: Isolation – WINNER
FIFA 15
FTL: Faster Than Light
Infamous: Second Son
Tengami

GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
Assassin’s Creed Unity – WINNER
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Far Cry 4
Infamous: Second Son
Mario Kart 8

INNOVATION IN GAME TECHNOLOGY
Assassin’s Creed Unity
EyePlay
P.T. (Playable Trailer) – WINNER

LIGHTING/TEXTURING
Alien: Isolation – WINNER
Infamous: Second Son
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Thief
Watch Dogs

ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, NEW IP
Child of Light – WINNER
Hohokum
Shovel Knight
Super Time Force
Transistor

ORIGINAL LIGHT MIX SCORE, FRANCHISE
Bayonetta 2 – WINNER
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Hyrule Warriors
Mario Kart 8
South Park: The Stick of Truth

ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, NEW IP
Banner Saga, The
Dawngate
Destiny – WINNER
Titanfall
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
WildStar

ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE, FRANCHISE
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – WINNER
Dark Souls II
Infamous: Second Son
Wasteland 2
Wolf Among Us, The

PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, LEAD
Tesla Effect – Chris Jones as “Tex Murphy”
Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright – Christopher Robin Miller as “Professor Layton”
Broken Age: Act I – Elijah Wood as “Shay” – WINNER
Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright – Trevor White as “Phoenix Wright”

PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY, SUPPORTING
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – Brian Beacock as “Monokuma”
Broken Age: Act I – David Kaufman as “Marek”
Little Big Planet 3 – Hugh Laurie as “Newton”
South Park: The Stick of Truth – Matt Stone as “Various”
South Park: The Stick of Truth – Trey Parker as “Various” – WINNER

PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, LEAD
Wolf Among Us, The – Adam Harrington as “Bigby Wolf”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Kevin Spacey as “Jonathan Irons” – WINNER
Infamous First Light – Laura Bailey as “Fetch”
The Walking Dead: Season Two – Melissa Hutchison as “Clementine”
Infamous: Second Son – Troy Baker as “Delsin Rowe”

PERFORMANCE IN A DRAMA, SUPPORTING
Watch Dogs – Aaron Douglas as “Jordi Chin”
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Corinne Kempa as “Leliana”
The Walking Dead: Season Two – Gavin Hammon as “Kenny”
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Phil LaMarr as “Ratbag” – WINNER
The Walking Dead: Season Two – Scott Porter as “Luke”

SONG, ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED
1954:Alcatraz – “Try And Forget Me”
Destiny – “Hope for the Future”
Dragon Age: Inquisition – “The Dawn Will Come”
Infamous: Second Son – “Heart-Shaped Box” – WINNER
Transistor – “We All Become”

SONG COLLECTION
Hohokum
Just Dance 2015 – WINNER
SingStar Ultimate Party
Sunset Overdrive
Transistor

SOUND EDITING IN A GAME CINEMA
Dragon Age: Inquisition – WINNER
Far Cry 4
Infamous: Second Son
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

SOUND EFFECTS
Alien: Isolation – WINNER
Destiny
Infamous: Second Son
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
South Park: The Stick of Truth

USE OF SOUND, NEW IP
Among The Sleep
Child of Light
Destiny – WINNER
Titanfall
Tomodachi Life

USE OF SOUND, FRANCHISE
Alien: Isolation – WINNER
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
Infamous: Second Son

WRITING IN A COMEDY
Broken Age: Act I
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Jazzpunk
Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
South Park: The Stick of Truth – WINNER

WRITING IN A DRAMA
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Infamous First Light
The Walking Dead: Season Two – WINNER
Wolf Among Us, The

GAME, CLASSIC REVIVAL
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition
Fable: Anniversary
Gabriel Knight 20th Anniversary Edition
NES Remix 2 – WINNER
Pier Solar & The Great Architects

GAME, MUSIC OR PERFORMANCE-BASED
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA™ F 2nd
Just Dance 2015 – WINNER
TxK

GAME, ORIGINAL ACTION
Destiny
Shovel Knight
Titanfall – WINNER

GAME, ORIGINAL ADVENTURE
Among The Sleep
Broken Age: Act I – WINNER
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
Watch Dogs
Wolf Among Us, The

GAME, ORIGINAL FAMILY
Hohokum
Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake
The Counting Kingdom – WINNER

GAME, ORIGINAL FIGHTING
no nominations

GAME, ORIGINAL RACING
Driveclub
The Crew – WINNER

GAME, ORIGINAL ROLE PLAYING
Bravely Default
Child of Light – WINNER
Transistor
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Wayward Souls

GAME, ORIGINAL SPORTS
OlliOlli – WINNER
The Golf Club

GAME, FRANCHISE ACTION
Bayonetta 2
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Far Cry 4
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – WINNER
Wolfenstein: The New Order

GAME, FRANCHISE ADVENTURE
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
The Walking Dead: Season Two – WINNER

GAME, FRANCHISE FAMILY
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Lego Batman 3 – WINNER

GAME, FRANCHISE FIGHTING
EA Sports UFC
Super Smash Bros. – WINNER
Ultra Street Fighter IV

GAME, FRANCHISE RACING
Forza Horizon 2
Mario Kart 8 – WINNER

GAME, FRANCHISE ROLE PLAYING
Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
South Park: The Stick of Truth – WINNER

GAME, FRANCHISE SPORTS
FIFA 15 – WINNER
Mario Golf: World Tour
MLB 14: The Show

GAME, SIMULATION
The Sims 4 – WINNER
Tropico 5

GAME, SPECIAL CLASS
Hitman Go
Monument Valley – WINNER

GAME, STRATEGY
Banner Saga, The
FTL: Faster Than Light
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – WINNER

HONORARY AWARD
Karen Schrier, for her work on the book, “Learning, Education and Games. Volume One: Curricular and Design Considerations”

TALLY BY GAME
Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation
Alien: Isolation
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Bayonetta 2
Bayonetta 2
Broken Age: Act I
Broken Age: Act I – Elijah Wood as “Shay”
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Kevin Spacey as “Jonathan Irons”
Child of Light
Child of Light
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die
Destiny
Destiny
Destiny
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Far Cry 4
FIFA 15
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Infamous: Second Son – “Heart-Shaped Box”
Just Dance 2015
Just Dance 2015
Lego Batman 3
Mario Kart 8
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Phil LaMarr as “Ratbag”
Monument Valley
NES Remix 2
no nominations
OlliOlli
P.T.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth
South Park: The Stick of Truth – Trey Parker as “Various”
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros.
The Counting Kingdom
The Crew
The Sims 4
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Wolf Among Us
This War of Mine
Titanfall

TALLY BY DEVELOPER
11 Bit Studio
Access Games (JP)
BioWare
BioWare
BioWare
BioWare
BioWare
Blizzard Entertainment
Bungie Software
Bungie Software
Bungie Software
Creative Assembly Ltd., The
Creative Assembly Ltd., The
Creative Assembly Ltd., The
Creative Assembly Ltd., The
Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions
EA Canada
HAL Laboratory, Inc.
HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Indies Zero
Konami
Little Worlds Interactive
Messhof
Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions
Monolith Productions
Nintendo
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., South Park Digital Studios
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., South Park Digital Studios
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., South Park Digital Studios
Obsidian Entertainment, Inc., South Park Digital Studios
Platinum Games
Platinum Games
Respawn Entertainment
Roll7
Sledgehammer Games
Sledgehammer Games
Sucker Punch Productions LLC
Telltale, Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
The Sims Studio
Travellers Tales (Uk) Ltd.
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Montreal
Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Paris
Ubisoft Reflections, Ivory Tower
Ubisoft Divertissements Inc.
Ubisoft Divertissements Inc.
Ubisoft Divertissements Inc.
Ustwo

TALLY BY PUBLISHER
11 Bit Studio
Activision
Activision
Activision
Activision
Activision
Blizzard Entertainment
Double Fine Productions
Double Fine Productions
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Konami
Little Worlds Interactive
Messhof
Microsoft
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Roll7
SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc.
SEGA of America, Inc.
Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
Telltale, Inc.
Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Ubisoft
Ubisoft Entertainment SA
Ubisoft, Inc.
Ubisoft, Inc.
Ubisoft, Inc.
Ubisoft, Inc.
Ubisoft, Inc.
Ustwo
Warner Bros. Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.

TALLY BY INDIVIDUAL
Ahmed Boukhelifa
Anders Clerwall
Andrew Grant
Arthur Parsons
Béatrice Martin
Ben Hutchings
Bob Roberts
C. Paul Johnson
Camille Chu
Chris Brion
Christian Sirois
Dan Elggren
Dead Sara
Dennis Lenart
Drew McCoy
Eiichi Shimizu
Elijah Wood
Eric Fenstermaker
Grant Rodiek
Greg Rice
Hideki Konno
Jack Shih
Jay Weinland
Jean-Alexis Doyon
Jenny Yu
Kevin Gibson
Kevin Spacey
Kirsten Kennedy
Levente Verõ
Mari Nishimura
Mark Angus
Mark Angus
Martin O’Donnell
Masahiro Sakurai
Masami Ueda
Matt Rhodes
Matt Stone
Matthew M. Goldman
Michael Bailey
Michael Salvatori
Mike Laidlaw
Mike Laidlaw
Mohammed Gambouz
Nathan Edson
Nick Breckon
Nirvana
Patrick Plourde
Peter Mielcarski
Phil LaMarr
Ryan Michael Vaughan
Sara Guinness
Sebastián Enrique
Simon Bennett
Stéphane Beley (Fergus)
Steve Fukuda
TBD x10
Thomas Hegarty
Trey Parker
Trey Parker
Yusuke Hashimoto
Zeb Wedell

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