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!
2021 the pavs game awards
In 2021 The Pavs returned yet again with more brilliant entries from across New Zealand and Australia.
The competition was fierce, but eventually our judges and jury were able to choose winners from a list of 24 finalists!
To see the full list of finalists for 2021, click here.
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.