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New York Videogame Critics Circle Unveils 2023 New York Game Awards Winners


NEW YORK (Jan. 17, 2023) - The New York Videogame Critics Circle (NYVGCC) celebrated the best games, actors, esports athletes and journalists this evening at the 12th annual New York Game Awards. Elden Ring was awarded this year’s Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year and received the Statue of Liberty Award for Best World. Justin Heckert (Vanity Fair) received the prestigious Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism, and Phil Spencer (CEO of Microsoft Gaming) was named as the 2023 Andrew Yoon Legend Award winner. 2023 New York Game Awards Winners:

  • Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

Elden Ring


  • Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

Vampire Survivors


  • Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game

God of War Ragnarök


  • Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

Elden Ring


  • Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

Metal: Hellsinger


  • Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

Manon Gage as Marissa Marcel in Immortality


  • Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game

Moss: Book II


  • Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

Kirby and the Forgotten Land


  • A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

Marvel Snap


  • Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe


  • Joltin’ Joe Award for Best Esports Player of the Year

Masaya "aMSa" Chikamoto (VGBootCamp/Red Bull Esports)


  • Chumley’s Speakeasy Award for Best Hidden Gem

SIGNALIS


  • NYC GWB Award for Best DLC

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen


  • Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism

Justin Heckert, Vanity Fair


  • Elizabeth Jennings Graham Award for Best Educator

Ryan O'Callaghan


  • Andrew Yoon Legend Award Recipient

Phil Spencer About New York Videogame Critics Circle Based in Manhattan, the New York Videogame Critics Circle is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit multicultural organization comprised of 40 of the finest videogame critics, writers, reporters and bloggers in the nation. Members of the NYVGCC give back to their communities by providing scholarships, mentoring and community outreach to NYC schools students. The New York Videogame Critics Circle sees great benefit in advocating for those who are less fortunate.

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