The Game Awards 2021: Understand Each TGA Category

The Game Awards 2021 takes place this Thursday, December 9th, and will have live coverage of Voxel from 7pm on our channel! So you can prepare yourself well for the big video game party and vote more accurately for your favorite titles, we’ve briefly explained how each of the 30 award categories works.

Remember that not all of them are handed out during the main event, being relegated to the pre-show or brief comments in the middle of the broadcast, but most awards are received amid emotional speeches interrupted by dozens of great trailers and revelations.

But what are they and how exactly do the categories work according to the event’s official website? Come on:

  • best game of the year – recognizes the game that delivers the absolute best experience across all technical and creative fields;
  • best direction – rewards outstanding creative vision, in addition to innovation in game design and direction;
  • best narrative – serves to highlight a way of telling stories that stands out, rewarding the development of the story in a game;

Os seis indicados a jogo do ano são Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart e Resident Evil VillageOs seis indicados a jogo do ano são Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart e Resident Evil VillageFonte:  The Game Awards

  • best art direction – rewards outstanding achievements in creativity, in addition to technical achievements in animation and art design;
  • best soundtrack – includes the best original music, orchestrated, exclusive compositions and/or good use of licensed music;
  • best sound design – as the name implies, it rewards the best sounds within a game and its design;
  • Best performance – both individuals who lend their voices to a character and those who also capture motion or performance compete here;
  • Games with impact – are those titles that instigate thought and have a positive message or social meaning;
  • best game continued – rewards those titles that have had a continuous development of evolving content, improving the player experience over time;
  • best independent game – this award goes to the remarkable creative and technical achievements of a game released outside the traditional publishing system;
  • best mobile game – another simple award, which highlights the best playable title on mobile devices;
  • Better community support – recognizes the games that had the best support, transparency and responses to the community, including on social media and its updates;

On the TGA official website you can vote in all 30 categories, including the best directionOn the TGA official website you can vote in all 30 categories, including the best directionFonte:  The Game Awards

  • Best Virtual or Augmented Reality Game – regardless of platform, rewards the most amazing titles available in VR or AR;
  • best action game – are those games mostly focused on combat as their main mechanic;
  • Best action adventure game – Much like the previous category, but here combat needs to be mixed with puzzle solving and exploration;
  • best RPG – includes the best games designed with a dense customization of characters and progression systems, including MMOs;
  • best fighting game – rewards games mostly focused on one-on-one fights;
  • best family game – regardless of genre or platform, it rewards the coolest games to play with your whole family;
  • Best simulation and strategy game – mixing two genres, here we award, regardless of platform, the best titles focused on real-time or turn-based combat, with strategy or simulation in their gameplay;
  • Best sport and running games – includes traditional sport and racing titles, but also non-conventional ones;
  • Best multiplayer game – celebrates remarkable multiplayer design and gameplay, ranging from MMO to co-op, regardless of genre or platform;
  • Content Creator of the Year – recognition of the best streamers and creators who had a positive and important impact on the community in 2021;
  • best debut indie game – Very similar to the award for best indie game, but here only debut titles from a new independent studio are valid;

TGA 2021 will be broadcast live on the Voxel channel from 7pm on December 9th!TGA 2021 will be broadcast live on the Voxel channel from 7pm on December 9th!Fonte:  The Game Awards

  • most awaited game – recognizes the announcement of a game that has shown potential to push the media forward;
  • best sports game – awards the title that delivered the best overall sports experience to players, regardless of genre or platform, including good tournament organization, community support and content updates;
  • best sports athlete – competitors are judged both on their conduct throughout 2021 and on their performance, regardless of the game;
  • best sports team – awards a specific team, not the entire organization, all being judged on their conduct and performance throughout 2021;
  • best sports coach – They are the most notable coaches based on their conduct and performance in 2021;
  • best sports event – recognizes an event, whether multi-day or single-day, that delivered the best experience to participants and audience.

Reminisce about the complete list of nominees and let us know in the comments below who you’re rooting for in this year’s TGA, and which do you think is the hottest category!

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