The Nomination & Selection Process
PC/Console, Mobile, Tabletop, Style, XR and Student
Games must have shown at a Playcrafting event in New York, Boston and/or San Francisco in 2017 to be eligible for nomination. Developers are asked to then submit an additional form and video to be considered.
Developers, industry professionals and press from within the Playcrafting community that have been instructors, TAs, speakers and/or advisors in 2017 then vote individually to choose nominations from the submissions. A team of developers, industry professionals and press from outside the Playcrafting community then choose winners from the nominees. In the interest of fairness, Playcrafting staff are not permitted to vote at any step of the process and cannot be present for the meeting to determine winners. Developers are prohibited from voting on projects they were directly involved with.
Rising Pixel and Game Changer Honoree
Developers in the community are asked to nominate. Winners are then chosen by Playcrafting staff and board.
Any game released in 2017 is eligible, regardless of participation in Playcrafting events. The general public submits nominee suggestions online. Nominations are chosen from those submissions and the winner is selected by public popular vote.