SXSW 2015 Gaming Awards


The SXSW Gaming Awards started this year and will be back next year in March 2015 to show the appreciation, admiration and respect the creators of games deserve. I’m not just talking about games designed for consoles but games from various mediums including tabletop, crowdfunding, Indie and mobile.


Those who know us will know that we love tabletop games, it’s seriously addictive and I’ve played my fair share. In fact you would never have thought by looking at me that I would be good at playing cards against humanity. It really is the quiet ones you need to watch out for.


Let’s not forgot how the Oculus Rift technology will play a huge part in the future of the gaming industry. I wouldn’t be surprised if virtual reality will be a serious contender in some of the awards categories including Excellence in Technical Achievement or the award for Excellence in Visual Achievement.

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The 2015 SXSW Gaming Awards will take place from 7-9pm on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. It will be hosted by actress and comedian Janet Varney along with actor and popular YouTube personality Markiplier.

Nickelodeon At 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International - Day 3

Many will know Janet as the voice of Korra from Nickelodeon’s successful series The Legend of Korra.

Mark Edward Fischbach, well known as Markiplier in the YouTube community for his video game commentary and voiceover work, has quickly grown his YouTube audience to almost five million dedicated fans in less than three years.

This year, SXSW has added six new award categories to the roster, featuring new categories such as “Mobile Game of the Year,” “Table Top Game of the Year,” “Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Game” and “Most Valuable Esports Team,” among others.

Indie and AAA developers alike are encouraged to submit. Eligible games or titles must have been released during the 2014 calendar year, with the exception of the Most Anticipated Crowdfunded and Gamer’s Voice categories. There is no application fee for entering.

How to Submit to the SXSW Gaming Awards:
Click here to submit to the SXSW Gaming Awards, review submission guidelines and other information.

The deadline for the SXSW Gaming Awards submissions is Friday, December 12, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

How to Submit to the SXSW Gamer’s Voice Category:
Click here to submit to the Gamer’s Voice Award, review submission guidelines and other information. Indie games only permitted for this particular category.

The deadline for the SXSW Gaming Awards submissions is Friday, December 12, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. CT.

SXSW Gaming Awards Categories:
Check out the list of categories for the 2015 SXSW Gaming Awards to see what will be awarded at this year’s ceremony.

How to Attend the SXSW Gaming Awards:
The SXSW Gaming Awards show is FREE and open to the public! SXSW Interactive, Gold, Platinum badge holders and Gaming Awards finalists receive early entry and preferred seating for the SXSW Gaming Awards Ceremony.

If you need more information on the 2015 SXSW Gaming Awards, then please browse the SXSW Gaming Awards FAQ.

 SXSW 2015

13th-22nd March 2015, Austin (Texas)

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.Year after year, the event is a launching pad for new creative content. New media presentations, music showcases and film screenings provide buzz-generating exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences. Conference panel discussions present a forum for learning, business activity thrives at the SXSW Trade Show: The Exhibition for Creative Industries and global networking opportunities abound. Austin serves as the perfect backdrop for SXSW®, where career development flourishes amid the relaxed atmosphere. Intellectual and creative intermingling among industry leaders continues to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field, long after the events’ conclusion.

Check out the official site for more information and tickets.

About the Author


Jenny Tang

Nerdgeist Editor

Contact me for any Press, Reviews, Advertising or General Enquiries.


Twitter: @NGeistofficial

I love food, films, TV, photography and technology.

You can find me next at SXSW 2015 (Austin, Texas) & Emerald City Comic Con 2015 (Seattle). You can find and contact me at SXSW on SXSW Social.

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