every year we're blown away by the amazing talent kiwi and australian devs have to offer

That's why we never want to stop celebrating. Check out the winners of our past annual awards below!

2019 the pavs game awards

From 2019, the Play by Play awards took up the new name of The Pavs as part of the wider NZGF rebrand.

This year saw over 80 entries from New Zealand and Australian game studios and indies, as well as the return of our industry player awards.

2018 play by play awards

In its final year under the Play by Play banner, our awards night saw its greatest number and calibre of entries yet.

In addition, 2018 saw the arrival of our well-loved quirky award titles and two individual industry player awards.

2017 play by play awards

In it's sophomore year, the Play by Play Awards added the Tabletop Award and grew exponentially from its inaugural ceremony.

2016 play by play awards

The first year of the Play by Play awards went off with a bang! With a huge number of incredible entries, it was clear we were on to something really special.