Gamer’s Voice Award

The Gamer’s Voice Award is dedicated to the independent teams and developers creating new, ground-breaking games everyday across the industry.


Gamer’s Voice Award

2016 SXSW Indie Corner & Gamer's Voice Stage – Photo by Roi Hernandez

About Gamer's Voice Award

 

The Gamer’s Voice Award began as a way to bring the best in indie game development to the world’s stage at SXSW. Now, in its fourth year, the Gamer’s Voice Award has grown become one of the largest, and most impactful experiences for dozens of indie developers and teams. With past successes such as Nidhogg, SpeedRunners, SUPERHOT, and Gang Beasts, this key part of the SXSW Gaming experience has become a means to facilitate growth in projects booming with potential by fostering collaboration across several creative industries.

Each year the SXSW staff selects a handful of the best games from hundreds of entries from independent studios and teams, and brings the chosen nominees to the SXSW Gaming Expo to compete for the Gamer’s Voice Award, which is chosen exclusively by attendees.

Whether you work in the industry or are simply a fan who loves games as much as we do, we invite you to take a look at all the great games competing for the Gamer’s Voice Award at SXSW Gaming 2017.

SXSW Gaming 2017 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Thursday, March 16 – Saturday, March 18.

Entry and Judging Process

The Gamer’s Voice category shares the same entry and selection periods as all the other categories, but it is unique in that it is purely focused on indie developers and teams with titles released in the 2016 or 2017 calendar years.

The nominees for the Gamer’s Voice award, as selected exclusively by the SXSW Gaming Staff that play every entry, will receive an exclusive space on the SXSW Gaming Expo floor to exhibit their nominated title. From there, Gaming Expo attendees will have the chance to play each nominated title and vote to determine the winner of the award, which will be announced during the SXSW Gaming Awards ceremony at SXSW 2017.

The entry period for the 2017 Gamer’s Voice Award is now closed.

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Attend SXSW Gaming 2017

Grab your SXSW Gaming wristband for access to industry insider secrets, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, star-studded showcases, and exclusive access to the newest games around! Gaming Wristbands on sale now at early-bird registration rates until January 27, 2017.

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Schedule of Events

The 2017 SXSW Gaming schedule of events is now live! With dozens of new experiences to enjoy each year, browse our latest lineup and keep up-to-date with the newest additions as we get closer to the main event.

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Attend SXSW Gaming 2017

Grab your SXSW Gaming wristband for access to industry insider secrets, in-depth conversations on the latest gaming trends, star-studded showcases, and exclusive access to the newest games around! Gaming Wristbands on sale now at early-bird registration rates until January 27, 2017.

Learn More

Contact Us to Exhibit

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With a record-setting attendance of over 76,000 attendees in 2016, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at SXSW Gaming Expo today!

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