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2020 the pavs game awards
Due to the impact of Covid-19, the Pavs 2020 took on a different form, with the ceremony prerecorded and streamed to over 250 unique users.
In brighter news, 2020 saw some of the toughest competition in Pavs history. Further, an unprecedented volume of physical games submissions led to the reintroduction of a physical games category: The Tactile Taste.
To see the full list of finalists for 2020, click here.
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.
To see the full list of finalists for 2019, click here.
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.