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.
NZ Games Festival culminates in our much-anticipated awards night, The Pavs!
Running through the final evening of the festival, the Pavs ceremony brings together accomplished game developers from Australia, New Zealand and beyond to celebrate our industry's talent.
Complimentary platters, a tipple or two and incredible networking opportunities are just the start of what the Pavs awards night has to offer.
► 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 Juicy Helping: Excellence in Game Feel
► 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.