the pavs are nz and australia's own
cake cabinet of excellence in game development
Of course, any event named after a dessert wouldn't be complete without a selection of tongue-in-cheek award titles and a cheeky few at our official ceremony.
submissions are open for the pavs 2020
Our goal is to bring together a selection of the finest games produced in New Zealand and Australia - one of which is probably yours! So if you're a Kiwi or an Aussie and have a board game, card game, videogame, alt ctrl game, or any other kind of game that you're proud of, then please let us know about it!
We've assembled a team of judges from various parts of the industry that will be playing each game and forming a pool of finalists. Each finalist game will be featured at the NZ Games Festival exhibition and be eligible for one of our coveted Pav Awards.
Please don't be too Kiwi about it and think your game isn't big enough or good enough - over the last few years we've had some real gems of games come in all sizes.
► The ‘Slice of Heaven’ Grand Prize
► The Guest Plate
► The Student’s Slice
► The Composed Segment: Excellence in Audio
► The Decorative Piece: Excellence in Visual Art
► The Perfect Recipe: Excellence in Design
► The Poetic Serving: Excellence in Narrative
► The Diverse Delight: Excellence in Representation
► Te Maunga Kai Kapua (Teina): Industry Rising Star
► Te Maunga Kai Kapua (Tuakana): Industry Pillar
The Pavs have been running since 2016 - when they were known as the Play by Play awards.
Throughout the years there's been amazingly tight competition and fantastic entrants.
We'd like to continue to showcase those games - click through below to see winners from previous years.