the pavs are nz and australia's own
cake cabinet of excellence in game development
Every year, NZGF runs The Pavs as a celebration of ANZ’s best and boldest game development achievements. From digital to tabletop, we aim to the put a spotlight on local games that have gone the extra mile to immerse, entertain and tantalise. The Pavs finalists go in the running for a coveted trophy and are featured in NZGF’s week-long games exhibition.
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 2021
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
► The Tactile Taste: Excellence in Physical Games
► Te Maunga Kai Kapua (Teina): Industry Rising Star
► Te Maunga Kai Kapua (Tuakana): Industry Pillar