Each year, The Game Awards celebrates the best in the video game industry, with nominees selected by a robust committee of industry veterans.
While some of the games nominated are beloved titles whose fanfare and traditional success metrics are irrefutable, others pique our collective curiosity, calling on us to remember a time when they were still top of mind. Others had smaller reach, but were unforgettable for those who played through.
Understanding that our memories of and sentiment toward games shift over time, the task before the voting jury is no easy feat. In addition to their consideration process, 10% of the final score for any nominee will be determined by a fan vote. With the fans in mind:
- Which games best captured our attention and inspired engagement in 2020?
- Which games generated the strongest emotional response?
To answer these questions, let’s examine the nominees through the lens of conversation.
To that end, we are now sharing a series of reports that examines the audience conversation engagement volume and overall sentiment of each nominee across 9 of the award categories.