6th Annual New York Game Awards

The Abrons Arts Center is delighted to partner with the New York Videogame Critics Circle for the 6th Annual New York Game Awards ceremony.  The show, which celebrates the best Games and Game Developers in the industry, will be hosted by Devin Delliquanti from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. Emmy Award-winning Daily Show senior writer Daniel Radosh will help to craft the comedy as well.

Tickets also include access to an after party reception (guests must be 21 to drink) on stage with the winners, critics and DJ Rahat Rashid, who’ll be mashing-up any number of amazing game soundtracks. Seating is limited. All ticket donation proceeds will go to the NYVGCC scholarship fund and to writing and editing NYGameCritics.com.

The New York Videogame Critics Circle is a multicultural group of forty writers from some of the most critically acclaimed websites, blogs and print publications, everything from Mashable to The New York Times. Each year, game developers from around the world come to the New York Game Awards in a spirit of collegiality to celebrate the brightest and best and to highlight the community engagement work of the Circle including the mentorships and scholarships they offer to young, up and coming gamers in the community.  Highlights of this year’s ceremony include the Legend Award, which will be presented to game pioneer Richard Garriott, astronaut and creator of the long-running Ultima series. The second annual Best Games Journalism Award will also be presented.

The event is sponsored by Twitch (live streaming the event), Kingston Technology and The Bronx Brewery. Scholarship sponsors include Sony and Twitch.

“We’re thrilled to bring the New York Game Awards to the Abrons Art Center. Personally, it’s a theater I’ve admired ever since I moved to the Lower East Side,” said Harold Goldberg, the journalist/founder of the New York Videogame Critics Circle, which produces The New York Game Awards. “At the Playhouse, I’ve seen everything from a John Waters performance to a re-imagining of the very first piece of musical theater. The Abrons Arts Center a wonderful institution that gives back to the community.” – Harold Goldberg, Founder, New York Videogame Critics Circle