Each year the SXSW Gaming Awards honor excellence throughout the industry, celebrating the talents that influence the medium and culture of gaming. SXSW staff and an advisory board serve as judges with the task of recognizing games and creators whose talents are advancing the gaming industry forward across our 12 categories.
As part of our 2021 offerings, SXSW Online is a digital experience from March 16-20, 2021 featuring conference keynotes and sessions, screenings, showcases, networking, and exhibitions. Enter your Gaming Awards project for the 2021 digital experience today!
This year’s SXSW Gaming Awards entry process is open through Friday, December 4 at 11:59pm PT. All entries must be completed titles released during the 2020 calendar year.
Join the winning ranks of Gaming Awards alumni including Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium, The Outer Worlds, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Last of Us, and more.
- Game of the Year
- Indie Game of the Year
- Tabletop Game of the Year
- VR Game of the Year
- Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award
- Excellence in Animation, Art, & Visual Achievement
- Excellence in Game Design
- Excellence in Score
- Excellence in Multiplayer
- Excellence in Narrative
- Excellence in Audio Design
- Excellence in Technical Achievement
Gaming Alienware Lounge at SXSW 2019 – Photo by Travis Lilley